Welcome to the Doye Tech Student's page. Here will find resources for the
computer science student. The information can be useful to anyone with and
interest in computers, networking, software or the history of the PC. There are
articles on how MSDOS and
then MS Windows came to
dominated the PC operating system market. There are
also articles about GEM the first "windows". You can read
about the evolution of the IBM PC operating system
from CP/M to MS Vista.
Some of the content of the site has not been updated since the death of the best
networking operating system ever, Novell, but
we thought the information is relevant for a historical purpose.
In 1981 when the original IBM Personal Computer was announced,
IBM released three operating systems for it. How many of you remember that?
Since I wrote the first IBM course on how to fix this original PC, I had to know
at least a little about all three of them.
IBM decided early in the development process of the PC that they
did not want to hire a bunch of programmers to write software for it -
especially an operating system. IBM wanted the hardware business and did not
care about the software. Since there was no clear-cut contender for an operating
system at the time, IBM approached three organizations about writing one for the