Network is only made to share one information to other. Therefore network provide an easy and flexible means of sharing.
There are three types of sharing which are:
- Peripherals. Peripherals are little expensive. It is impractical for each network's computer to have both its laser printer (for quality printing)
and dot-matrix printer (for all general printouts). A main frame may have one of each connected to it allowing all users controlled access in a
cost effective manner.
- Multiuser system's users can share and exchange their information in a many ways. For example, sending of electronic mail or having controlled access
to some files or database
- In a traditional time sharing system, all control is performed centrally, it means if the processor fails then the whole system fails.
If the failure of one node should not have a domain effect on the rest. This is called distributed control and is very lively area of research at present
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