early desktop TCP/IP implementations (was Re: "first" computer on the internet)
fmc at reanimators.org
Fri Jul 25 16:00:06 CDT 2008
Dan Gahlinger wrote:
> was FTP Software bought out by Novell, or am I thinking of Xerox ?
> There's another quagmire of history right there.
I used to work for The Wollongong Group, who I think were the first
company to rework MIT PC-IP as a commercial product (WIN/PC).
(I didn't get involved with the PC stuff, except on the other side
of yelling matches, until about 1994. So you can blame me for
WIN/TCP for MPE/V and PathWay Runtime 4.0.)
The story I've been told by the guy who did the WIN/PC work is that
some of the PC-IP folks saw the advertisement which confirmed the
commercial potential they had suspected, started FTP Software, and
found a really good deal on some three-ring binders which happened to
be green. The first part of that fits with John Romkey's story.
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