Linux and growth of Internet

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 15:32:07 2005

On Jan 13, 2005, at 1:20 PM, Steven M Jones wrote:
> Regular folk with Windows/Mac machines were signing up for these
> accounts, not just tech weenies, for all the reasons that email was
> popular.

Not only that, but because of Windows/Mac TCP/IP, corporations really
jumped on the bandwagon too, and they allowed more liberal access to
the Internet. It was like people suddenly discovered the Internet, and
in the space of a couple of years, everyone was doing email. The WWW
really helped to push things along too... URL's and the browsers made
it much easier to do things, than say, remembering to ftp to Linux had nothing to do with most of this... most
of the early web servers were on other platforms.

> You want a technical change to point to? I'd point to TCP/IP coming
> to Windows and the Mac.

Yep. Once TCP/IP really took off, the rest, as they say, was history.
Received on Thu Jan 13 2005 - 15:32:07 GMT

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