Lesson 20. Network Essentials

The capability to share information between computers across a network has always been important. During the early years of personal computer development, vendors designed their own proprietary local network systems. Apple was no exception with its implementation of AppleTalk and LocalTalk network standards for file sharing and network printing. Yet although these vendor-specific technologies were suitable for private networks, they didn’t allow for direct communication between dissimilar networks. Special hardware or software had to be put in place to translate from one vendor’s ...

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