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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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A Network-only OS: Netware

It's hard to know where in this book NetWare should go. It is an OS, but it is a network-only one; it runs on servers but not on desktops. One of the many fruits of the excellent computer science program at Brigham Young University, Netware appeared in 1983. It was the first local area network server software for IBM PCs and clones that was engineered from the ground up for network services rather than as a network extension to DOS. Because it was designed for the job, and because it didn't have to deal with DOS's many weaknesses, it quickly dominated the market. In addition to having the best technology, Novell was well managed, and the company grew to be rich and powerful as local area networks proliferated in large ...

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