The Doye Tech Student's site has several pages connected to pc networking and
networking in general.
Some of the content of the site has not been updated since the Novell stopped
supporting the best
networking operating system ever, Novell, but
many businesses, organizations and schools are still running Novell networks so
we left the content here.
Novell now supports a flavor of Linux
as the NOS for thier products and you can read more about it here.
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