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Re: How is typical home computer used today?

On 11/12/2014, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 December 2014 19:39:41 Paul E Condon wrote:
>> 2. 'Multi-seat' is several seats, which could only imply several persons
>>    occupying those (several) seats.
> Yes, and all connected to a single somputer, but with two or more keyboards,
> monitors etc., logged in simultaneously.  Becoming more common in schools
> etc, though usually now through a thin client rather than connected directly
> to the one computer.  This last still happens, though.
> Lisi

And, with all of the definitions and contentions that people have, is
a gateway/firewall server, as a single point of access to the
Internet, and, also, as a separate device, a modem/router, that allows
four connections from behind it, which modem router includes a
coinfigurable firewall, and other configurable settings, not, by the
various definitions given, qualified to be regarded as a "Multi-seat

And, as for the bright spark who claimed that UNIX has shown that it
is no good for networking, prithee explain on what platform, most of
the the Internet servers  ran, from the establishment of the Internet.

So much metaphorical male ovine faeces.

And, that is not directed at Lisi; just at the people trying to impose
their dubious opinions and classifications, of what is, and, what has
been, and, of what should be.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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