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Xerox Alto CPU
 

Xerox Alto CPU
1973

The first fully networked personal computer
Created in 1973, the Xerox Alto CPU was the first fully networked personal computer--complete with bit mapping, a mouse, and ethernet networking capability. Xerox Corporation, which developed the computer at its Palo Alto Research Laboratory, was unsuccessful in marketing the technology, however. Apple Computer Company adopted many of the features of the Alto in its Macintosh computer. 3 Com Corporation later licensed the ethernet technology and became the leading vendor of ethernet networking.

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