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Taxonomy of Systems Chart
Chart to go along with the detailed explanation
                                                                                                                   

System:
Standalone
Transaction Processing
Client-Server
Web Site
Web App
Instant Messaging
Napster
Gnutella, etc.
SETI
Groove
Server
(either server or PC)
Custom S/W
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Groove system, specific apps
Standard S/W
X
X
Computation
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Data Storage
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Input
X
maybe
maybe
X
maybe
Output
X
maybe
maybe
maybe
PC
(either server or PC)
Custom S/W
X
X
same for all common users
same for all common users
same for all common users
same for all common users
Groove system, apps are auto down-loaded
Standard S/W
X
X
X
X
Computation
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Data Storage
X
buddy list
XX
XX
XX
Input
X
X
X
little
X
X
X
X
X
Output
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Communication
None
PC to Server
dedicated line
LAN
Internet
Internet
coord, relay
coord, search
coord, relay, some apps
PC to PC
X
XX
coord, relay, transfer
X
Anonymous Distributed Server
X
X
Person to Person
X
X

Instant Messaging through Groove are considered P2P

- Dan Bricklin, 18 June 2001

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