Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Computer History Part 3

Hey, Greetings to my friends.

How are you all. Hope you are having a good time.

Continuing to my last post of computer history I bring you the last part of history of computers.

This is gonna be a long post and I grab a popcorn while you relish the happenings in computer world since 1990.

So get ready for the ride and fasten your seat belts as it gonna be one hell of a ride.

1990 Tim Berners-Lee, working with Robert Cailliau at CERN propose a 'hypertext' system, which is the first start of the Internet as we know it today.

1990 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 a completely new version of Microsoft Windows. The version will sell more than 3 million copies in one year.

1990 Microsoft exceeds $1 billion in sales and becomes the first company to do so.

1990 The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online.

1990 Microsoft and IBM stop working together to develop operating systems.

1990 The first search engine Archie, written by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan, and Mike Parker at McGill University in Montreal Canada is released on September 10, 1990

1991 Linux is introduced by Linus Torvald in 1991.

1991 The World Wide Web is launched to the public August 6, 1991. Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at the European Partial Physics Laboratory (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland develops the Web as a research tool.

1991 Following its decision not to develop operating systems cooperatively with IBM, Microsoft changes the name of OS/2 to Windows NT.

1992 Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is developed by SQL Access Group.

1993 Intel releases the Pentium Processor. The processor is a 60 MHz processor, incorporates 3.2 million transistors and sells for $878.00.

1994 Microsoft releases its beta for Windows 95, code named Chicago.

1994 YAHOO is created in April, 1994.

1994 MS-DOS 6.22 was released April, 1994

1995 The dot-com boom starts.

1995 The first VoIP software (Vocaltec) is released allowing end users to make voice calls over the Internet.

1995 Apple develops FireWire.

1995 Microsoft Releases Windows 95, within four days the software sells more than 1 million copies.

1995 One of the largest and well known e-commerce sites today opens its website for the first time. is officially opened July of 1995.

1996 Google is first developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

1996 Microsoft introduces DirectX.

1996 Sony enters the PC market with the release of VAIO.

1997 IEEE releases 802.11 (WiFi) standard.

1997 Digital Video Discs / Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs) go on sale.

1997 Microsoft releases Microsoft Office 97.

1997 Microsoft announces Windows 98.

1997 The Li-Ion battery begins being used for commercial uses.

1998 Intel releases the Celeron processor.

1998 Bill Gates, is hit in the face with a cream pie.

1998 MySQL is introduced.

1999 The D programming language starts development.

1999 On December 1, 1999 the most expensive Internet domain was sold by Marc Ostrofsky for $7.5 Million.

2000 Microsoft releases Windows ME June 19, 2000.

2000 Microsoft introduces C# to the public in June 2000.

2001 Bill Gates unveils the Xbox on January 7th 2001.

2001 Apple introduces Mac OS X 10.0 code named Cheetah.

2001 USB 2.0 is introduced.

2001 Apple introduces the iPod.

2001 Microsoft Windows XP home and professional editions are released October 25, 2001.

2002 PCI Express is approved as standard.

2002 Microsoft release DirectX 9, December 19, 2002.

2003 Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (Version 2003) for Itanium 2 systems is released on March 28, 2003.

2003 The first computer is infected with the spybot worm on April 16, 2003.

2004 Google announces Gmail on April 1, 2004.

2005 YouTube is founded.

2005 Microsoft announces it's next operating system, codenamed "Longhorn" will be named Windows Vista on July 23, 2005.

2006 The blu-ray is first announced and introduced at the 2006 CES on January 4, 2006.

2006 On January 5, 2006 Intel introduces the Core Duo.

2006 On July 27, 2006 Intel introduces the Core 2 Duo processors.

2006 On November 14, 2006 Microsoft released its portable Zune media player.

2006 Microsoft releases Microsoft Windows Vista to corporations on November 30, 2006.

2007 Apple announces in January 1, 2007 that it will drop computer from its name as it becomes a company who deals with more than computers.

2007 Apple introduces the iPhone to the public at the January Macworld Conference & Expo.

2007 Microsoft releases Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the general public January 30, 2007.

2007 Apple releases the Apple iPhone to the public June 29, 2007.

2007 Intel releases Quadra Core to the public.

I hope you enjoyed the happenings till present.

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