Computer Timeline

  • IBM President

    Thomas J Watson, Sr. became president of International Business Machines and turned the company into one of the most effective selling organizations yet seen.
  • Magnetic Core Memory

    Magnetic Core memory was developed and allowed binary information to be recorded and retreived.
  • Programming Language

    John Backus and IBM create the first successful high level programming language
  • Random-access storage

    The first Disk drive for Random-Access Storage of data was released
  • RAM

    First RAM chip introduced by intel, had a capacity of 1-K bit
  • Floppy Disk

    Alan Shugart and IBM created the "floppy" disk which was nicknamed floppy for its flexibility
  • Hobbyist Computer

    The first home computer marketed to hobbyists so they can build and use their own computer
  • Bill Gates

    IBM hires Bill Gates to create an operating system for a new PC
  • MS DOS 1.0

    MS-DOS(microsoft disk operating system) 1.0 was released.
  • Intel 8088 processor

    The intel 8088 processor was the processor chosen to be used in the first IBM PC
  • MS DOS 1.25

    MS DOS 1.25 was released
  • Adobe

    Adobe was founded
  • MS DOS 2.0

    MS-DOS 2.0 was released
  • Dell Computer

    Dell Computer was founded
  • MS DOS 3.0 and 3.1

    MS DOS 3.0 and 3.1 Released
  • Microsoft Windows 1.0

    Microsoft Windows 1.0 is introduced
  • Dell's First Computer

    Dell releases its first computer the "Turbo PC"
  • MS DOS 3.2

    MS-DOS 3.2 is released
  • Chipsets

    Chipsets begin to be found on motherboards
  • Microsoft Windows 2.0

    Microsoft introduces windows 2.0
  • Internet

    Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau propose a 'hypertext' system starting the internet we use today
  • Internet Launched to Public

    The World Wide Web was Launched to the public
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11

    microsoft introduces windows 3.11
  • JAVA

    Java programming language, developed by Sun Microsystems
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP was launched
  • Windows Vista

    Windows Vista was released