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Wasted time on Old Technology

Are you frustrated by the speed of your computer? Are you thinking it might be time for an upgrade? Sitting in my office is this wonderful old relic. It brings back great memories of my first experiences with personal computers.  It was a time before fax machines. One report that I ran back then took […]

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What is a network?

A computer network is a collection of PCs and other devices connected together with cables, so that they can communicate with each other for the purpose of sharing information and resources. Networks vary in size: some are within a single office, others span the globe. There are various network technologies, the most common being Ethernet […]

When do I expand or upgrade the network?

Overview Networks provide the connections and features that are required now, while remaining flexible for growth in the future. There are three common reasons for expanding and upgrading the network: More ports are required More bandwidth is required Peer-to-peer networking has become complicated Note: When adding equipment to the network, you must be aware of […]

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Launch of the IBM XT

I.B.M. Extends it’s Line of Small Computers The International Business Machines Corporation introduced a more powerful version of its personal computer yesterday and lowered prices on the older model by as much as 15.5 percent. The new machine, the Personal Computer XT, or “extended,” will sell for about $5,000 in its basic model, which will […]

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The First IBM Personal Computer

The International Business Machines Corporation, once slow to recognize that computers were getting smaller, is apparently determined not to make the same mistake in the emerging personal computer market. In the 1960’s, I.B.M. was slow to enter the minicomputer field, allowing upstarts, particularly the Digital Equipment Corporation, to acquire a dominant share of the market […]