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July 3, 1990


By CBR Staff Writer

IBM also launched the Distributed Console Access Facility Version 1.0 to enable one personal computer on a local area network or over an asynchronous link to be run from the display and keyboard of another. The two machines communicate via an LU6.2 SNA connection, or LU6.2 to NetBIOS for either MS-DOS or OS/2. IBM suggests that the capability to run a workstation anywhere in the network from a central site provides a powerful tool for network management, network administration, problem determination and debug and application assistance in the form of help-desk type functions – and also means that administrators can check that everyone is getting on with the job in hand and not surrep titiously running Flight Simulator or writing angry letters to bank managers or billets doux; out on Novem ber 30, it will cost $135.

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