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A computer or software program that contacts a server to obtain data via the Internet or another
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A '''client''' can refer to either a computer or a software program running on a computer that contacts a [[server]] over a network, generally the [[wikipedia:Internet|Internet]]. A '''client''' typically establishes connections to servers in response to activities or configurations made by a human operator.
network. Internet explorer, Outlook, and other browsers and e-mail programs are examples of
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software clients.
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Internet Explorer and other [[web browser]]s, Microsoft Outlook and other [[e-mail program]]s are all examples of software clients.

Latest revision as of 15:11, 20 March 2013

A client can refer to either a computer or a software program running on a computer that contacts a server over a network, generally the Internet. A client typically establishes connections to servers in response to activities or configurations made by a human operator.

Internet Explorer and other web browsers, Microsoft Outlook and other e-mail programs are all examples of software clients.

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