G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...)
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Tue Sep 13 20:08:19 CDT 2016
On 09/13/2016 04:45 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> Did CP/M-86 have networking? I remember it being an expensive, fiddly
> add-on for CDOS years later, and not very flexible then. I don't think
> the UCSD p-System networked at all, and DOS didn't for a long time.
> Only after the advent of WfWg did MS offer a free network stack for
> DOS as standard, and even to this day it's not wildly enthusiastic
> about TCP/IP, although it will do it. If you used Novell Netware Lite
> or P2P Netware, you got IPX; Pathworks, DECnet; Farallon, AppleTalk;
CP/Net. I don't know if Novell ever deployed their RS-422 networking
with CP/M-86 however.
There were networking packages for the PC early on. Remember Banyan?
They date from 1985. Corvus? Even Datapoint had an ARCnet facility for
PCs in 1984. Quite a few vendors had 802.3 capability. Networking,
however disorganized, was a very hot thing by 1987.
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