Data General

Data General was one of the first minicomputer firms from the late 1960s. Three of the four founders were former employees of Digital Equipment Corporation. Their first product, the Data General Nova, was a 16-bit minicomputer. This used their own operating system, RDOS, and in conjunction with programming languages like "Data General Business Basic" they provided a multi-user operating system with record locking and inbuilt data bases far ahead of many contemporary systems. The Nova was followed by the Supernova and Eclipse product lines, all of which were used in many applications for the next two decades. The company employed an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sales strategy to sell to third parties who incorporated Data General computers into the OEM's specific product lines. A series of missteps in the 1980s, including missing the advance of microcomputers despite the launch of the microNOVA in 1977, and the Data General-One portable computer in 1984, led to a decline in the company's market share. The company did continue into the 1990s, however, and was eventually acquired by EMC Corporation in 1999.

Read more about Data GeneralNotable Alumni

Other articles related to "data general, data":

Murray Haszard - B32 Software
... convert Kiwi Packaging's corrugator scheduling package Kiwiplan from Data General Business Basic to Fortran 77 on a Data General MV computer ... B32 Business Basic took three years to write, but it was technically superior to Data General's Business Basic ... base and developed a reputation for performance in the Data General world ...
CEO (Data General)
... CEO Office (Comprehensive Electronic Office) software from Data General was introduced in 1981 ... There was also a Word Processor and a data management program which was also accessible from the Control Program ... When Data General moved from the Eclipse MV platform to the AViiON, CEO was not ported to the new platform as the cost would have been prohibitive ...
WordPerfect For DOS - History
... Alan Ashton joined forces to design a word processing system for the city of Orem's Data General minicomputer system in 1979 ... of Orem, Utah to market the program to other Data General users. 2.20, continuing the version numbering of the Data General series ...
Data General - Notable Alumni
... DJ Delorie designed PC motherboards and BIOS code for Data General for four years ... Jean-Louis Gassée was with Data General in France before moving to Apple Computer and Be Inc ... Craig Mundie was a software developer at Data General ...
Scientific Software - History
... engineering, software is all information processed by computer system, programs and data ... was bundled with the hardware by Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Data General, Digital Equipment and IBM ... When Data General introduced the Data General Nova, a company called Digidyne wanted to use its RDOS operating system on its own hardware clone ...

Famous quotes containing the words general and/or data:

    It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Mental health data from the 1950’s on middle-aged women showed them to be a particularly distressed group, vulnerable to depression and feelings of uselessness. This isn’t surprising. If society tells you that your main role is to be attractive to men and you are getting crow’s feet, and to be a mother to children and yours are leaving home, no wonder you are distressed.
    Grace Baruch (20th century)