| You can run a server, or a lot of servers, on an ordinary OS.
| They are just applications like the file server software.
| A "server OS" is usually just a stripped down ordinary OS.
No. A Server OS is geared towards the optimal serving up of services. This can
Print, Directory (X.500), etc. The hardware and the OS is optimzed to handle
requests and the queing of those requests based upon a prioritization concept.
Dedicated Serrver OS' and there are Non-Dedicated Server OS. While there may be
similarities in a workstation OS and a Server OS, to categorize a server OS as
stripped down ordinary OS" is not true. If anything it is tthe opposite. A
OS is a stripped down version of a server OS but that really isn't true either.
Windows as an example. A Windows OS may only be abble to handle 10 clients
service it is providing while a server OS can handle hundreds or thousands.
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