Many of the Compaq Enterprise and Groupware products are designed to
work in a distributed system environment. Distributed systems
are those that share computing power over a computer network. Distributed
systems consist of client computers that communicate with
computer servers on the network.
For example, with TeamLinks, your Windows PC or Macintosh is the
client computer. You use the client computer to create and display messages or
documents and, optionally, to store messages and documents in a file cabinet
stored on your PC or Macintosh hard disk.
You use the server computer for sending messages, document routing,
locating the addresses of other network computer users, and storing messages
and documents in a remote file cabinet on your server computer.
Many distributed systems, such as TeamLinks, allow you to work on line
(connected to the server) or off line (not connected to the server). For
example, at the office you might connect your laptop computer to the server and
work on line. When you are out of the office, you disconnect your laptop from
the server and work off line.
When you are working off line, you can use the TeamLinks client
software to compose draft mail messages, organize your local PC file cabinet,
and review messages you have saved in your local file cabinet.
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