Computer Timeline

  • First Personal Computer

    The First IBM had a disk operating system
  • Apple Lisa Computer

    The first home computer with a GUI, graphical user interface.
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    The more affordable home computer with a GUI.
  • The First Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft begins the friendly war with Apple.
  • IBM and Microsoft sign a Joint Development Agreement on operating system software development

  • Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh II and Macintosh SE.

    IBM announces its new Personal System/2 computers, with VGA 256-color graphics, Micro Channel Architecture, Operating System/2, and 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. No Month Or Date
  • Intel introduces the 25 MHz 486 processor.

    Apple Computer ships the Macintosh Portable. NO Month or date
  • Microsoft ships Windows 3.0.

  • Microsoft ships DOS 5.0.

    Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh PowerBook series No Month or Date
  • Microsoft ships Windows 3.1.

  • Plan 9

    FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows NT 3.1 came up during 1993.
  • Windows 95

    Windows 95 integrated Microsoft's formerly separate MS-DOS and Windows products. It featured significant improvements over its predecessor, Windows 3.1, most notably in the graphical user interface (GUI) and in its relatively simplified "plug-n-play" features.
  • Windows NT 4.0

    Windows NT 4.0 is a preemptive, graphical and business-oriented operating system designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor computers.
  • Windows 98

    1998 witnessed the release of Windows 98 as well of Solaris 7
  • Windows 2000

    Windows 2000, which hit the markets in 2000, was the first Windows server operating system to drop the ‘NT’ suffixed to its name.
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP was launched and soon gained a wide popularity. Windows XP 64-bit edition followed in 2002.
  • Windows XP Service Pack 1

  • Windows service pack 2

    My birthday
  • Windows XP service pack 2

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 was released in 2004.
  • Windows Vista

    Windows Vista Hit the Markets
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 came up in 2008. It was also during this very year that Windows XP Service Pack 3 was released.
  • Windows 2003

    2003 witnessed the launch of the Windows 2003 Server as also the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.