Thread: Modern Linux/Unix Networks

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    Modern Linux/Unix Networks

    Stupid Question #191321.7

    I'm learning about Linux/Unix Networks mainly from the net and the info seems old-ish.

    I was just wondering if the Unix/Linux model of a central computer to which users log in via a terminal to get computer time is still
    in use these days?

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    For certain meanings of "central computer" and "terminal," it is still the case. You could argue that the "cloud" is the modern form of that. Or, streaming video games where the game runs entirely on a server and your computer is merely a display for what's happening.

    It looks different now but it still exists.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Ok, thanks for that, it gives me some context to what I'm reading.

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