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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Summary

This chapter discussed some of the hardware issues that you should consider when you’re designing and building an application. It explained how you can use the Windows Experience Index to compare computers running Windows. It also explained how you should match the needs of an application with the capabilities of a particular kind of computer.

For example, if you need to support many users on a centralized database, you might want to plan to use desktop or laptop systems connected to a server on a high-speed network. In contrast, if you want a small, special-purpose calculator to perform calculations throughout the day, you might be better off using a handheld computer or smartphone.

This chapter also described different kinds of storage ...

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