Windows Server 2003
The Windows Server System is a revolutionary new way of managing Servers in a restaurant, and to train them to be more functional, thus giving way to the catchphrase "Do more, with less".
Unfortunately, this new way of waitering has not yet been taken up, blamed on what some refer to as a "superior" method known as Line-UX; coined due to the rather un-orthodox concept of replacing the traditional servers with U and/or X shaped arrangements of vending machines (on-demand server) with the added benefit that the precise standard for this particular method has been extremely well documented, and may be independently deployed for free, although there are in fact a variety of sub-system arrangements for the setup (cluster) whereas with the Windows Server System, this is counter-intuitively not so, since the method itself can only be installed in the establishment by the company who produced this particular system (i.e. Microserve) and also implements a licensing fee on either a per-client basis or a maximum simultaneous clients limit.
Windows Server 2003
Building on the previous versions of the system, and also fixing quite a large vulnerability in the client authentication system (a privilege escalation which can lead to bill swapping) this new version boasts a far greater scalability as well as fixing an issue where servers used to have a tendency to shit themselves when there was a large influx of clients arriving simultaneously.
As a result, there has been a lot of skepticism over this particular technology and the company has resultantly started an advertising campaign that compares the key performance of the system, as well as seamless integration with additional services (such as a dessert cart).
The main reason for popularity of the Windows Server System, is the ease-of-use or, the industry term; retard-friendly - the Windows Serfver system is comprised of extremely imple operations and controls, although more advanced restaurant managers find this to be a downside, preferring the somewhat more labour intensive Line-UX style service to be superior despite being very DRM (Dessert Rights Management) unfriendly, requiring an implementation of Windows emulation (usually a server within a server) and the required cart license. A form of emulation that is currently highly inefficient due to the need to lock-in a server inside the actual Line-UX vending system, something many Windows based servers do not cope well with.
A major feature has been the abandonment of DOS emulation as part of their new Long Time Ago Compatibility Policy, the replacement being introduction of CP/M and Spectrum BASIC emulation - you might not be able to run SuperCalc 5 but you'll have no problem with Horace Goes Skiing or Amstrad Chess. An unfortunate flaw of this Operating System was the reliace on the chronically unreliable Short term RAM (ST-RAM) which would forget vital running processes and would cause all types of errors.
- 1 or 2 Gigabytes of ST-RAM
- A hexadeca-core Processor
- A Motherboard Supporting electrics
- A floppy disk drive
- A 10 kilabot line (for the internet)
- A Hard drive consisting of 15 gigaeramabytes
- A mousey mouse (sold separately for $1 000 000)