Referring to the health, strength and durability of something. In computing
terms, being robust is reliability or being available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Robustness is an important characterists of the internet
design is a key factor in the availability of data
- Robust e-mail allows a company to convert most of their communications from paper to electronic.
- Robust Web sites allow customers to purchase items worldwide at any time of day and without fear of errors.
- Robust computers perform without stress or downtime, improving productivity.
- People prefer robust, always-on networking systems such as ISDN versus dialup, even if they are not much faster.
- OpenBSD is considered more robust than Linux is considered more robust than Windows.
A robust file sharing program
may not provide all the desired data all the time but will deliver reliably, matching queries and completing downloads
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