Technology Timeline

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  • Microsoft released Windows amid

    Microsoft released Windows amid
    Microsoft released Windows amid a $10 million publicity blitz. In addition to making sure consumers knew about the product, Microsoft lined up a number of other applications ahead of time that ran under Windows 3.0, including versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. As a result, PCs moved toward the user-friendly concepts of the Macintosh, making IBM and IBM-compatible computers more popular.
  • NewTrek Video Toaster

    NewTrek Video Toaster
    The NewTek Video Toaster is a combination of hardware and software for the editing and production of standard-definition NTSC and PAL video on personal computers. It comprises various tools for video switching, chroma keying, character generation, animation, and image manipulation. It was the Emmy Award winning product that led to the desktop video revolution
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web was born when Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN, the high-energy physics laboratory in Geneva, developed HyperText Markup Language. HTML, as it is commonly known, allowed the Internet to expand into the World Wide Web, using specifications he developed such as URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol). A browser, such as Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer, follows links and sends a query to a server, allowing a user to view a site.
  • First commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online

    First commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online
    The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online. Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access via telephone lines.
  • Peter Norton

    Peter Norton
    In August 1990 Symantec acquired Peter Norton Computing from Peter Norton. Norton and his company developed various utilities, or applications for DOS. Symantec continued the development of acquired technologies.
  • Windows 3.0

    Windows 3.0
    Windows 3.0 is the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and was released on 22 May 1990. It became the first widely successful version of Windows and a powerful rival to Apple Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga on the GUI front.
  • Digital Answering Machine

    Digital Answering Machine
    Digital answering machines offered the availability of storing voice messages without the need for tapes. These machines could play back any message from the system, and allowed people across the Earth to avoid actually talking to each other.
  • Web servers combine HTML and HTTP

    Web servers combine HTML and HTTP
    The first web server, seen in the picture, was invented by the same man who created the first web browser. Both were done under the work of CERN. It was used first by nuclear researchers in Europe to trade data.
  • The CD-R is released

    The CD-R is released
    The CD-R, released by Phillips and Sony, is an optical disk format. CD-R media can only be written on once. The disks generally hold around 650 MB of data. They have a general expected lifespan of 120 years, although some disks using silver instead of gold for their recording layers can decay when they are oxidized.
  • The Programming Language Java is released to the public

    The Programming Language Java is released to the public
    Java, based upon the C language, soon becomes prevalent amongst online sites wanting to include multimedia files and simple games. Java is used because it runs within the Java VM, allowing programs for Java to be run on any operating system and platform.
  • Linus Torvalds release Linux Kernel version .01

    Linus Torvalds, a Finnish man, starts work on a free kernel, fed up with the lack of a free 32 bit kernel for personal use. The project starts as a terminal emulator, and quickly grows. He wrote commands at the hardware level so that he could use it on various computers. He later realized that he had created an Operating System. The kernel was named Linux after him, although he did not want it to be. He preferred the name Freax.
  • Microsoft released Windows amid

    Microsoft released Windows amid
    Microsoft released Windows amid a $10 million publicity blitz. In addition to making sure consumers knew about the product, Microsoft lined up a number of other applications ahead of time that ran under Windows 3.0, including versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. As a result, PCs moved toward the user-friendly concepts of the Macintosh, making IBM and IBM-compatible computers more popular.
  • Microsoft acquires Fox Software

    Microsoft acquires Fox Software
    Microsoft acquires Fox Software in June, maker of FoxPro.
  • Computer Virus

    Computer Virus
    1300 viruses are in existence, an increase of 420% from December of 1990.
    The Dark Avenger Mutation Engine (DAME) is created. It is a toolkit that turns ordinary viruses into polymorphic viruses. The Virus Creation Laboratory (VCL) is also made available. It is the first actual virus creation kit.
  • Radio Shack releases the M2500 XL/2 and M4020 SX personal computers

    Radio Shack releases the M2500 XL/2 and M4020 SX personal computers
    Radio Shack releases the M2500 XL/2 and M4020 SX personal computers, which are the first personal based upon the MPC specification.
  • Windows 3.1x

    Windows 3.1x
    A series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. The series began with Windows 3.1, which was vended first during March 1992 as a successor to Windows 3.0.
  • Disneyland Park

    Disneyland Park
    Disneyland Park (Parc Disneyland in French) is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. Operated by Euro Disney S.C.A., it is one of two theme parks in the complex just outside of Paris, in Marne-la-Vallée, France. it is the largest Disney park based on the original in California. The park opened as Euro Disneyland on 12 April 1992.
  • The Dark Avenger Mutation Engine (DAME) is created

    The Dark Avenger Mutation Engine (DAME) is created
    It is a toolkit that turns ordinary viruses into polymorphic viruses. The Virus Creation Laboratory (VCL) is also made available. It is the first actual virus creation kit.
  • The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips.

  • id software released

  • Mosaic first commercial software

    Mosaic first commercial software that allows graphical access on the internet.
  • The World Wide Web is born at CERN.

     The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
  • 1993 Intel develops PPGA

  • Microsoft begins manufacturing windows NT operating Systems.

  • Doom is released

    popular computer game
  • YAHOO IS FOUNDED

  • MIRCOSOFT WINDOWS NT 3.5 is released

  • omega zip disk

    allowed 100 mb 3 1/2 in floppy
  • Good time email hoax

    tears through the computer community
  • RED HAT LINUX is founded

  • inter crporation ships the first pentiun chips

  • wor concept

    bcomes one of the most prevalent viruses
  • first E3

    held in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • sun launches Java

  • ierce Omidgar launches eBay auction website

  • first clone sheep

    names Dolly lives inScotland
  • DVD comes out from Japan

  • Google began

  • China lift and crashed rocket

    China lift and crashed rocket
  • Computer known as Deep Blue beats world champion Garry Kasparov at Chess

    Computer known as Deep Blue beats world champion Garry Kasparov at Chess
  • Baza, Laroux Ca macro virus

    Baza, Laroux Ca macro virus
  • Microsoft IE3 released

    Microsoft IE3 released
  • Web TV introduced

    Web TV introduced
  • WI-FI: Term First used in 1997 to indicate wireless LAN connections.

  • IEEE: releases 802.11 which becomes the WIFI standard.

  • Microsoft office 97: huge office program that made life in the office easier.

  • Microsoft: Buys a $150 million share of Apple

  • TRUSTe: organization best know for their Web Privacy Seal.

  • IBM’s Deep thought: A chess playing computer that defeated Gary Kasparov.

  • Sky Digital: A British broadcasting Satellite broadcasting television and radio service.

  • Kevin Warwick: First person to have a microchip implanted into his body ,hand.

  • Paypal: a Internet site that allows money transfer and bill pays online.

  • Amazon.com: becomes the World’s largest Book retailer Online

  • Emachines: company appears making computers // PCs quickly rising to the top.

  • Theglobe.com: the first and most widely used IPO. IPO: company that issues common stock or shares to the public.

  • The D Programming

    The D Programming
    The D Programming language research begins its development on new methods of creating computer graphics.
  • Napster website

    Napster website
    Shawn Fanning launched his Napster website that introduced new way of sharing music.
  • Y2K

  • Amazon buys Accept.com and Exchange.com

    Amazon buys Accept.com and Exchange.com
    Amazon buys Accept.com and Exchange.com along with another company to expand their influence.
  • AOL buys off Null Soft

    AOL buys off Null Soft
    AOL buys off Null Soft which developed several different graphic user interface programs.
  • I. iBook, the first semi portable computer was released by apple.

    I.	iBook, the first semi portable computer was released by apple.
  • toy robot Max robat cat

    made by omron lucky
  • LinkedIn.com is created making Social Networking Mainstream

  • Apple introduces power Mac G5

  • Myspace is founded

  • Toyota's Hybrid Car

  • Mircosoft Windows XP Media Center Edition is released

  • NASA rovers make landfall on Mars

  • computer worm spreads through email and files

  • Google announces Gmail

  • face book was founded

  • Electronic voting

  • Youtube comes online

  • yahoo gets Flickr

  • sony releases PSP

  • Adobe purchase macomedia

  • Windows XP professional x64 edition Release

  • microsoft releases Xbox 360

  • Mircosoft releases explorer version 7

  • Blu-ray is introduced

  • Disney acquires Pixar for $7.4 billion

  • FireFox 2.0 Beta comes out

  • microsoft releases it's portable zune media player