On 05 Jan 2003 20:39:31 GMT, those who know me have no need of my name
>in comp.unix.questions i read:
>>>However, I have a naive question... What's the use of a Open server Host
>>>system if it cannot be used in a network then ??
>if you purchased host for using in a networked environment then you made a
>mistake -- that's not it's niche.
>>Host is less expensive than Enterprise - In an application where only
>>serial communications are necessary, Host would be a good choice.
>there are tons of applications where network connectivity isn't necessary.
>the crazy to internet-connect everything makes people blind to the utility
>of running a stand-alone (modem / serial access only) system, and even they
>can be networked sufficiently for most purposes.
Granted. However, there are more and more applications _currently_
coming out that rely on TCP/IP, and fewer OSes that don't include it.
I don't recall HP-UX or AIX having a 'non-networked' version (but I
don't go very far back with those), so when someone with a background
in either runs into a relatively current SCO Host system, it's quite
the surprise. I'm assuming this is where the OP comes from, as anyone
that deals with SCO regularly would have known about the different
Our dental management package runs just fine on either Host or
Enterprise. We only sell Enterprise, however, as it gives us more