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dock a portable into a desktop

 
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 1:33 am    Post subject: dock a portable into a desktop Reply with quote

'the user who wants to `dock' a portable into a desktop setup and use its drives and printers in a sort of client/server networking fashion.'
These 'portable' and 'desktop' mean 'portable computer' and 'desktop computer'?
Does this person want to connect a portable computer WITH a desktop computer?
If so, why 'into'?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so let's split this up:

Portable means laptop PC

Into a desktop - means that you will literally plug it into a docking station that gives you a full size keyboard and monitor.

That's the reason it's into, because it is plugging rather than Ethernet or anything else.

This is all probably best explained with a picture:
http://www.colindiponio.com/images_wp/d420dock.JPG

Can you see that the laptop has been docked into the larger monitor and keyboard....

James
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