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Oracle WebCenter 11g Handbook by Philipp Weckerle, Frédéric Desbiens, Peter Moskovits

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CHAPTER 8Overview of WebCenter Web 2.0 Services

The birth of personal computers (PCs) in the 1970s was a major milestone in the evolution of networked computers. PCs featuring graphical displays provided a wide spectrum of personal productivity, data processing, and gaming applications.

One of the biggest contributions of the ’80s was the wide adoption of networking techniques. Local area networks (LANs) were initially used to share resources, such as hard disks and printers. Networks also encouraged the installation of several, and sometimes dozens or hundreds, of computers on the same site. By the end of the ’80s the advancement of networking software and operating systems, such as Novell NetWare, blurred the physical implementation differences ...

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