Internet: Worldwide network which can be accessed from anyone, anywhere. An internet application is available to the widest audience.
Intranet: Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) which is only accessible to authorized personnel, usually only employees and close affiliates of an organization. Access may be by login/password, but being on an internal network this isn't always required.
Extranet: Network usually accessible through normal internet connections, but requiring login/password access. Extranets are for applications where a trusted vendor/client (B2C) or business to business (B2B) relationship exists.
What are the Browser options?
What are the Thick-Client Application Options?
A thick-client is an application running on the user's PC, which may be Windows, Linux, Mac (OSX), or others.
Most programming languages can create a thick-client application rather than just a thin-client web browser interface. These applications can communicate with a server over secured network connections, while providing an interface that is generally much richer than that available in a thin-client browser.
Java and Omnis Studio are excellent choices for cross platform thick-client applications. Visual Basic is ideal for all Windows users, though it is now technically an obsolete development product. Other common development languages include C++ and Delphi.
What are the connectivity options?
The term "support" does not imply that support is definitively not available from any source, however none of the MV-based text processors are scheduled for any further enhancements or ports to new platforms.
IBM owns and maintains JET, but there is widespread doubt that they will continue to support it for many MV DBMS platforms.
Raining Data supports Runoff and the Output Processor in D3, but there are currently no guarantees that these subprocessors will be fixed if a change to other D3 components breaks them accidentally.
UltiWord was a component of Ultimate systems and there is no known support.
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