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History of Computer 1975 - 2011

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    Computer Revolution

  • The Altair 8800

    The Altair 8800
    The Altair 8800 developed by Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) in 1975 was the first personal home computer.
  • Apple Computer Company is Created

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak form the Apple Computer Company, on April Fool's Day.
  • The Apple Macintosh is introduced.

    The Apple Macintosh is introduced.
  • Dell Computer is founded in Austin Texas.

    Dell Computer is founded in Austin Texas.
  • • The beginning of the greatest adventure computer gaming series is released by Sierra.

    •	The beginning of the greatest adventure computer gaming series is released by Sierra.
  • • Microsoft Windows 1.0 is introduced and is initially sold for $100.00.

    •	Microsoft Windows 1.0 is introduced and is initially sold for $100.00.
  • More than 30 million computers are in use in the United States.

    More than 30 million computers are in use in the United States.
  • The domain apple.com comes online

    The domain apple.com comes online
  • About 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.

    About 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.
  • Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

    Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
    Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 a completely new version of Microsoft Windows. The version will sell more than 3 million copies in one year.
  • The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online.

    The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online.
  • Apple introduces System 7 operating system

    Apple introduces System 7 operating system
  • MS-DOS 5.0 was released

    MS-DOS 5.0 was released
  • teve Jobs leaves Apple and starts company NeXT.

    teve Jobs leaves Apple and starts company NeXT.
  • Microsoft.com comes online

    	Microsoft.com comes online
  • Internet Society formed.

    Internet Society formed.
  • Microsoft introduces Windows 3.1

    Microsoft introduces Windows 3.1
    It sells more than 1 million copies within the first two months of its release
  • Microsoft and Hewlett Packard develops ECP. (Enhanced Capabilities Port)

    Microsoft and Hewlett Packard develops ECP. (Enhanced Capabilities Port)
  • The Apple color classic was launched.

    The Apple color classic was launched.
  • Intel introduces the Pentium chip

    Intel introduces the Pentium chip
    An increase of 200% in power of the processor, as is announced by the manufacturers can not be realized. Tests showed that even a 20% increase is not possible with the standard (386/486 or 64020/30/40) available software. The Pentium is plagued with problems. For example a cooling is mandatory because of problems with over heating. The pentium is the first cpu for micro computers with a kind of parallel processing.
  • The first PDAs or Personal Digital Assistants are released.

    The first PDAs or Personal Digital Assistants are released.
    PDAs are pen-based hand-held computers.
  • Yahoo is founded.

    Yahoo is founded.
    Founded by Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo started out as "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" before being renamed. Yahoo originally resided on two machines, Akebono and Konishiki, both named after famous Sumo wrestlers. Yahoo would quickly expand to become one of the Internet’s most popular search engines.
  • Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium

     Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium
    Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the European Commission. It comprised various companies that were willing to create standards and recommendations to improve the quality of the Web. Berners-Lee made the Web available freely, with no patent and no royalties due. The W3C decided that their standards must be based on royalty-free technolo
  • Microsoft releases Windows 95

    Microsoft releases Windows 95
    In August 1995, Microsoft releases Windows 95, which includes key technologies for connecting to the Internet, such as built-in support for dial-up networking and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol).
  • Java is introduced

    Java is introduced
  • EBay is founded

    EBay is founded
    EBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • Amazon is founded

    Amazon is founded
    Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos
  • Hotmail is founded

    Hotmail is started by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia.
  • Internet Explorer 1.0—Getting online

    Internet Explorer 1.0—Getting online
  • Google is founded

    Google is founded
    Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7, 1998
  • Apple Power Book G3 was released

    Apple Power Book G3 was released
    Apple Power Book G3 was released.The G3 Series was available with a variety of built-to-order options including a 233, 250, or 292 Mhz PPC750 processor and either a 12" passive-matrix screen, a 13.3" TFT Active Matrix screen, or an incredible 14.1" TFT Active Matrix Screen.1998 Released on June 25, 1998, Windows 98 is the first version of Windows designed specifically for consumers. PCs are common at work and home, and Internet cafes where you can get online are popping up. Windows 98 is describ
  • Windows XP was launched

    Windows XP was launched
  • First iTunes released

    First iTunes released
  • First Skype released

    First Skype released
  • Facebook's First release

    Facebook's First release
  • Firefox 1.0 released

    Firefox 1.0 released
    big competitor of IE other than Netscape
  • YouTube started

    YouTube started
  • Xbox360 released

    Xbox360 released
  • First Mac Book Pro released

    First Mac Book Pro released
  • First iPhone released

    First iPhone released
  • Twitter started

    Twitter started
  • SCE released PS3

    SCE released PS3
  • Nintendo released Wii

    Nintendo released Wii
  • Windows Vista released

    Windows Vista released
  • Asus released first Eee PC(first netbook)

    Asus released first Eee PC(first netbook)
  • First Android OS and Android Smartphone released

    First Android OS and Android Smartphone released
  • Windows 7 released

    Windows 7 released
  • iPad released

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

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