Xerox and DEC were early players in the ethernet scene. XNS (Xerox
Network System) formed the basis of the early ethernet implementations.
I was implementing such systems commercially in about 1983. ICL had
company wide network at the time. IBM of course refused to accept anyone
else's standards and came up with their utterly hopeless token ring
system. - "some of our tokens are missing" was often the despairing cry
in network Support.
The mainframe suppliers including ICL were determined that the mainframe
would remain king and control the network and of course they were
ultimately proved totally wrong.
I first came across TCP in about 1983/4 with a bespoke office system
when Mini's first appeared. Can't remember what it was called but dumb
terminals hung of the central system which provided e-mail, word
processing and a few applications. Spreadsheet database and the like.
This is what I was told at the time. TCP or Transaction Control Program,
was produce by General Motors as part of a batch system to control
demand and supply of parts around their production lines. You know the
sort of thing - punched cards input and pages and pages of printout of
which only about two were relevant. Then they went to interactive input
and TCP/IP was born - the IP bit stranding for interactive protocol. I
can't vouch for this other than it's what I was told in marketing
ICL took the system and transferred it to UNIX and sold it as
Officepower. No idea how many they sold. I put one into Sandwell
Hospital in Birmingham.
It can and does
if it did then the program could start executing
No, that's not how it works. Shows how little you understand about linux.
Ret doing te research.
You haven't understood what I said then
"...But over time, even NTFS performance can suffer due to
less-than-optimal file placement. This gave birth to a thriving market
of third-party defragmentation tools."
What os were they running and what disk format did they use?
Liunx supports FAT and BTDS you know...ut just tries not to make them
default, because they are resoanbl;y crap
Again you betray a staggering amount of ignorance.
"In 1965, Thomas Marill and Lawrence G. Roberts created the first wide
area network (WAN). This was an immediate precursor to the ARPANET, of
which Roberts became program manager."
Unix was first written in 1969., 4 years later..
Lets look at the internet - the first internet was DARPAnet..
"In August 1968, after Roberts and the DARPA funded community had
refined the overall structure and specifications for the ARPANET, an RFQ
was released by DARPA for the development of one of the key components,
the packet switches called Interface Message Processors (IMP's). "
Cisco - which was one of the first dedicated routers- wasn't formed
Prior to that Unix computers were the most common internet routers.
What are you dribbling about?
Actually it wasn't.
I installed a modem on a SCO linux system to pickup email for a form of
lwayers. 50 laywers had terminal to that little box, and te Unix cots
about £1000 and te apps a bit more.
Cosrt per desktop was a couple of huindsred, and one laywer kept it
goimng in his spare time.
The typical price of a PC on a desk in the late 90s including sofdwtare,
hardware, maintenance and support was £3000 a desktop per year.
I dont have to want it to destroy windows, Windows is doingt that for
I've been in IT since 1980. On Unix linux macs and PCFS. And real time
custom code as well.
Windows isn't dead yet. It just smells that way, and it has no future.
New Socialism consists essentially in being seen to have your heart in
the right place whilst your head is in the clouds and your hand is in
On 03/08/2015 09:49, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
<snips two pages that don't answer the question>
Yes, there's a problem in Windows where you can't write to an open
executable. You can write to one in Linux. But when do those updates
start being executed?
I'm one of the 2^-n people who do need to know. I'm wondering if you do.
Yeah, download XP.
I've got two laptops on Windows 8 to sort out. 31 viruses, 63 PUPS and 49%
fragmentation so far.
Ccleaner freed up 2,361MB of space and 496 registry errors. I'm not going
after the duplicates.
Somebody has stolen the "Start" button and I've struggled to even find the
Defraggler said "One day" to defrag. The Windows one will be faster, then I
can go back to Defraggler do the job properly.
Basically I can't find fuck all and W8 is a lump of shit.
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