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.
Dealers of North America conference. ComputerLand dealers
placed orders for nearly 250,000 computers that day. On
August 12, 1981 IBM took orders for almost 250,000 more Personal
Computers. IBM's planners have not been correct since.
At the same meeting the target environment
for the PC was described. Here are some of the assumptions
Small business would buy most PCs.
Large business would stick with mainframes and dumb
A few departments in large businesses would use PCs for
local, non-connected work.
The PC would be used for one task only. Not just one task at
a time, but a single task all day long. This might be a
spreadsheet, or word processing, or accounting, but no more
than one task would be performed all day