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Chapter 1. COMPUTER NETWORKING OVERVIEW > A Look at Mainframes and Minicomputer...

A Look at Mainframes and Minicomputers

Although this book concentrates on helping you understand, create, and then manage your own networks, we should first place personal computers and PC networking into an appropriate context by taking a moment to investigate how computer technology has evolved and where it is today—an environment where personal computers can be easily linked together into both small and large networks.

Let's begin our quick historical survey with a look at mainframes and minicomputers.


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