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    Re:When Bill Gates Invented the Internet
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday June 23 2004, @12:47PM (#13802)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Bill Gates had nothing to do with the invention of the Internet; it and its predecessor, the ARPAnet, had been around for over 25 years before Gates finally decided that the 'net was something big worthy of a major effort; even Windows 95 didn't come with a built-in browser.

    COMMAND.COM uses the .COM extension, which in MS-DOS systems signified a form of executable command file smaller and simpler than the more common .EXE. This had nothing to do with the .COM TLD, which was introduced on the Internet in 1985 when MS-DOS-based PCs were rarely used for anything connected with the Internet (which was made up of mainframes and minis running OSs like Unix, VMS, and TOPS-20).
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    Re:When Bill Gates Invented the Internet
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 23 2004, @07:44PM (#13806)
    The use of the .COM extension first started in
    CP/M from Digital Research. The late Gary Kildal
    was one of the main people responsible. Contrary
    to the usual lies that come from the ICANN camp, .COM did not start with MS-DOS.

    http://www.maxframe.com/DR.HTM

      "Gary created the first Operating System for the microprocessor, CP/M. The most advanced current version of CP/M in 1999 is IMS Ltd. REAL/32. CP/M also serves as the basis of all modern DOS versions including the outstanding Caldera DR DOS and other derivitaves including PC-DOS from IBM, and MS-DOS from Microsoft, whose position in the computer industry is based on its unauthorized 1981 "cloning"of Dr. Gary Kildall's Digital Research CP/M, which gave birth to the IBM PC standard upon which Microsoft MS-DOS, Windows CE, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 00 (now 2000, formerly NT) are based today."
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    Re:When Bill Gates Invented the Internet
    by sheath on Tuesday June 29 2004, @10:22PM (#13827)
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    Those lusers that installed MicroSoft Plus! on Win 95 did get a version of IE (it was v 1.0 or 1.5) and NT 4 shipped with IE 2.0. All of these versions were utter crap. On Win 95 it did not not have a fancy icon for lusers to access it so most ppl never knew it existed. It was utter crap and I used to show it to people as an amusing joke. I think a service pack or update to Win 95 also included a version of IE later on as well.
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