What is CompuServe?
CompuServe was the first major commercial Internet service in the United States. It was known for the various innovations it introduced including its chat system, forums on various topics, software downloads for many operating systems, and for its many online games. It charges hourly rates for use so it was quite expensive. It was also primarily a text-based client and support for GUI clients was limited.
CompuServe was also known as CompuServe Information Service (CIS).
CompuServe was founded in 1969 as a processing and time-sharing service and was an important service in the 1980s. In the early 1990s, CompuServe was at its peak. Eventually, when AOL entered the field in 1991, there was stiff competition. In 1995 it was taken over by AOL.
The early CIS was a simple dialing system. However, it evolved over time due to the introduction of newer protocols and newer computer technologies such as: B. faster and lighter computer, slow. It became tiered and supported technologies such as Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, and finally Internet Protocol (IP). CIS began providing Internet services in 1989, although it was very limited.
It all started when it gave users the ability to use internet-based email addresses in their email service. It became immensely popular in the early 1990s, largely due to its forum services that had millions of users and members. These forums even included customer support forums, where companies solve their customers' problems, and promotions for films such as the film 'Sneakers'.