Relationships. In the computer world, clients and servers are connected over a network. A (sometimes high-powered) server offers file, printer or app access to a client – a PC or a Mac. The term server lives on in the digital audio streaming world but client has been supplanted by (network) streamer. That’s the hardware talking. Often the software running on that hardware prescribes alternative terminology: server and renderer (UPnP) or server and endpoint (Roon).
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