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What is a box?

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What we call server as box?
Is this specific to linx/unix?

I have seen solaris huge square boxes..is that we call it as box?
I have never seen huge square boxes for linux.


Please clear my doubts..:-)


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by:Tintin
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box, server, computer are all the same things.  There's no precise definition of each term.

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by:jaisonshereen
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i have huge square box for solaris? why is it specific to that?
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by:Tintin
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Not sure what you mean.  Sun computers (obviously not all models) aren't the only square ones.

What model do you have?
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by:jaisonshereen
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solaris 8.1
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by:Tintin
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You mean Solaris 8, there's no Solaris version 8.1.

Solaris is the OS and not the hardware, so it can't be a box, square or any other shape.
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by:jaisonshereen
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hmm.. i am really confused ..in my company solaris 8 installed server ( not computer)
a square like box is what i am using . A monitor(display) is connected to square like box. Where i can see like what i am looking into a desktop pc monitor.It is in blue color and one meter cube.
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by:Tintin
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A server is a computer.  A PC is a computer.  A mainframe is a computer.

Perhaps you are using a thin client.  Does it look like any of the ones listed at

http://www.sun-rays.org/clients.html
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by:jaisonshereen
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Nope .. its looks like this ..



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by:Tintin
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What does the writing say on the box?  I can't quite read it from the small image.
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by:jaisonshereen
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Sun micro system Enterprise 450
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by:Tintin
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A Sun Enterprise 450 is nothing like the first image you attached.
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by:jaisonshereen
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yes i told "its looks like this" :-)

But second images are right
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OK, so back to the original question (which I don't really understand).  The Sun Enterprise 450 is boxed shape.  Generally, you would call it a server, but computer, box etc is also valid.
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by:jaisonshereen
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hmmm..ok.... but my question is ...

is there anything else..like these boxes?
Is there any speacial when it comes in boxes
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by:omarfarid
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A solaris box or a linux box are conventions that mean that the hardware (the box) has solaris or linux as the operating system running on it. So a box here would mean a computer hardware. Solaris and Linux have certain hardware that can run them. For that you need to see the list of supported hardware of each.
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by:Tintin
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If you are talking specifically about the E450, then this is runs a Sparc CPU, which is only used in Sun boxes.  You can run other operating systems on Sparc like FreeBSD.

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