"first" computer on the internet
RichA at vulcan.com
Tue Jul 22 16:15:49 CDT 2008
> From: Eric Smith
> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 12:19 PM
> Mark wrote:
>> And what was the first operating system to have builtin support for
>> internet access? Did Windows for Workgroups have this or was that
>> LAN networking?
> It certainly wasn't any Microsoft operating system. Microsoft was at
> least ten years late to the party.
> If you define "internet access" as "having TCP/IP", it might have been
> 4.1a, which included the crufty BBN TCP/IP code, and was released in
> ARPANET switched from NCP to TCP/IP on January 1, 1983 ("flag day").
While BSD 4 may have had a TCP/IP implementation, the reference
implementation was done on TENEX and TOPS-20 systems and Multics.
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