Workstation is a computer which is used to access LAN or internet to get access to documents or do dedicated work whereas a server is a software which responds to services requested by a client..
Following are the important differences between Workstation and Server.
|1||Purpose||A computer to perform required tasks and to access internet or LAN.||Server is a software which provides Services when requested by workstations.|
|2||Operations||Operations on workstations are like Business process, engineering etc.||Server operations are mostly network or internet based.|
|3||Example||FTP Server, Web Server.||Kiosks, Video workstations, Audio workstations.|
|4||Operating System||Workstations are mostly linux, Unix or Window NT based.||Servers are normally installed on Linux, Solaris, Unix or Windows.|
|5||GUI||On Workstations, GUI is generally present.||On Server, GUI is optional.|