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.
When Tim Paterson became the "father
of DOS" at the age of 24 it should not have come as a great shock to anyone
who knew him well. Growing up with a father who was an electrical engineer says
Paterson, "I got a lot of exposure to electronics stuff at home." He also says
that he learned a lot by reading and simply by experimenting on his own. It was
not until he went off to the University of Washington, however, that he first
came into contact with PC's. His roommate bought one and let him play around
with it. At the same time, Paterson was working as a technician at a retail
computer store in the Seattle area. This position allowed him to begin trying
to design his own computer boards. more...