[oclug] dhcp grief
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Mon Mar 7 20:54:04 EST 2005
Bill Strosberg wrote:
> Agreed with all the points above except the networking comment.
> Windows was constructed around NetBIOS, and all networking design was
> from a __local__ area network perspective. Inter-networking was a
> duct-taped-on mess because no one in Redmond saw the Internet coming
> until Bill got the Peterbilt radiator-grille imprint on his forehead
> from standing on the Information Superhighway telling everyone they
> didn't need to be connected.
Wasn't NetBIOS developed for IBM by a third party called called Sytek?
AFAIK Microsoft had very little to do with it; it was IBM that saw the
need for networking on the IBM PC.
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