History Of Computing

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    History of computing

  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer
  • Samuel Morse

    Samuel Morse invents Morse code
  • Ada Lovelace

    Designed the worlds first computor programme. Considered a computor programmer.
  • Enigma was invented

    Theo A. van Hengel (1875 – 1939) and R. P. C. Spengler (1875 – 1955).In cryptography, a rotor machine is an electro-mechanical stream cipher device used for encrypting and decrypting secret messages.
  • Colossus Invented

    The prototype, Colossus Mark I, was shown working in December 1943 and was operational at Bletchley Park by February 1944. An improved Colossus Mark II was first installed in June 1944, and ten Colossi had been constructed by the end of the war
  • CRT Invented

    F.C. Williams develops his cathode-ray tube (CRT) storing device the forerunner to random-access memory (RAM)
  • UNIVAC Invented

    On March 31, 1951, the Census Bureau accepted delivery of the first UNIVAC computer. The final cost of constructing the first UNIVAC was close to one million dollars. Forty-six UNIVAC computers were built for both government and business uses.
  • The Computer Mouse

    Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse (nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end)
  • Floppy Disks

    IBM creates the first floppy disk
  • First CGI Film

    A ten minute computer animated film by Charles Csuri and James Shaffer. Awarded a prize at the 4th International Experimental Film Competition, Brussels, Belgium, 1967 and in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. The subject was a line drawing of a hummingbird for which a sequence of movements appropriate to the bird were programmed. Over 30,000 images comprising some 25 motion sequences were generated by the computer the film was called Hummingbird.
  • Amstrad PCW

    Amstrad was founded in 1968 by Lord Sugar at the age of 21.
  • Pong Invented

    Pong was the invention of Nolan Bushnell, a young engineer who introduced video table tennis to arcades in 1972. Simple and addictive, Pong launched the craze for home video games. The home version was Introduced by Atari, Bushnell's company, in 1974--long before anyone had seen a personal computer
  • Internet was invented

    The Internet was invented in 1973 by Vinton Gray Cerf. Cerf, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in the United States on June 23, 1943, is an American computer scientist who played a key managerial and technical role in the invention of the Internet. He also created the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), which are extensively used as Internet protocols the world over nowadays. Cerf established the Internet Society (ISOC) in 1992.
  • Microsoft Invented

    Microsoft had been invented by Steve Jobs
  • Apple I Invented

    The Apple Computer was founded in Los Altos, California on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak. They sold the Apple I personal computer kit at $666.66. They were built by hand in Jobs' parents' garage, and the Apple I was first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club.
  • Cray 1 was invented

    The Cray-1 was a supercomputer designed, manufactured, and marketed by Cray Research. The first Cray-1 system was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976, and it went on to become one of the best known and most successful supercomputers in history. The Cray-1's architect was Seymour Cray and the chief engineer was Cray Research co-founder Lester Davis
  • SINCLAIR ZX80/ZX81 - the first affordable home computer

    Inventions of the Briton Clive Sinclair. The first affordable home computor.
  • IBM Personal Computer

    Made by a team of engineers and designers under the instructions of Don Estridge.
  • Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 becomes the best-selling computer of all time.
  • Windows was invented

    Windows: Microsoft Windows introduced eliminating the need for a user to have to type each command, like MS-DOS, by using a mouse to navigate through drop-down menus, tabs and icons
  • Mac System Software 1.0 (.97)[

    Initial Release
  • Mac System Software (0.1) 1.1

    Maintenance Release, Added Mountain scene, About box, Clean Up Command
  • Mac System Software (0.3 & 0.5)2.0

    Finder Update
  • First CD-ROM

    CD-ROM was established by Sony and Philips
  • Mac System software 2.1 (5.0)

    Release for Hard Disk 20 support
  • Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0 invented

    It was originally going to be called "Interface Manager" but Rowland Hanson, the head of marketing at Microsoft, convinced the company that the name Windows would be more appealing to consumers. Windows 1.0 was not a complete operating system, but rather an "operating environment" that extended MS-DOS, and shared the latter's inherent flaws and problems.
  • Mac System Software (0.7)3.0

    Introduced with Mac Plus
  • Mac System Software 1.0

    System Software
  • Mac System Software 1.1 (3.2)

    Fixed problems with data loss, system crashes; updated Chooser and Calculator.
  • Mac AppleShare 1.0 (3.3)

    AppleShare 1.0 Work Station Installer disk (for the Macintosh 512K)
  • Mac AppleShare 1.1 (3.3)

    AppleShare 1.1 Work Station Installer disk (for the Macintosh 512K)
  • Mac System Software 2.0 (4.0)

    Introduced AppleShare
  • Mac System Software 2.0.1 (4.1)

    Release for Macintosh II and SE. Updated LaserWriter Driver. The website for the Mac is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Mac_OS
  • OS/2 was invented

    OS/2 would take full advantage of the aforementioned protected mode of the Intel 80286 processor and up to 16 MB of memory. OS/2 1.0, released in 1987, supported swapping and multitasking and allowed running of DOS executables.
  • Mac system software 5

    Initial Release
  • Mac System Software 6

    Initial Release
  • Playstation Invented

    The history of the Playstation begins in 1988 when Sony and Nintendo were working together to develop the Super Disc. The Super Disc was going to be a CD-ROM attachment that was intended to be part of Nintendo's soon to be released Super Nintendo game. However, Sony and Nintendo parted ways business-wise and the Super Disc was never introduced or used by Nintendo. In 1991, Sony used a modified version of the Super Disk as part of their new game console - the Sony Playstation. Research and devel
  • Mac AppleShare 2.0 (3.4)

    AppleShare 2.0 Macintosh 512Ke Work Station Installer disk
  • SNES

    The Super Nintendo Entertainment Systen of Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo between 1990 and 1993.
  • Windows 3.0 was invented

    In addition to improved capabilities given to native applications, Windows also allowed users to better multitask older MS-DOS based software compared to Windows/386, thanks to the introduction of virtual memory.
  • Sir Timothy John In vented the Internet

    Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955[1]), also known as "TimBL", is an English computer scientist, MIT professor and the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989 and on 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN, he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet
  • Mac OS 7.6

    Stability improved in PPC Macs with Mac OS 7.6, which dropped the "System" moniker as a more trademarkable name was needed in order to license the OS to the growing market of third-party Macintosh clone manufacturers
  • Mac System 7

    It was a major upgrade to the Mac OS, adding a significant user interface overhaul, new applications, stability improvements and many new features. Its introduction coincided with the release of and provided support for the 68040 Macintosh line.
  • Windows 3.1 and NT 3.x invented

    In response to the impending release of OS/2 2.0, Microsoft developed Windows 3.1, which included several minor improvements to Windows 3.0 (such as display of TrueType scalable fonts, developed jointly with Apple), but primarily consisted of bugfixes and multimedia support
  • DVDs invented

    CDs were invented by Sony/Phillips in the late 1980s.
    The DVD evolved from the CD. It is a high-density CD.
  • First Browser was invented

    The first web browser was invented in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee. It was called WorldWideWeb (no spaces) and was later renamed Nexus. In 1993, Marc Andreesen created a browser that was easy to use and install with the release of Mosaic (later Netscape), "the world's first popular browser", which made the World Wide Web system easy to use and more accessible to the average person. Andreesen's browser sparked the internet boom of the 1990s.These are the two major milestones in the histor
  • Windows 95

    In the marketplace, Windows 95 was a major success, and within a year or two of its release had become the most successful operating system ever produced. It also had the effect of driving other major players (including OS/2) out of business, something which would later be used in court against Microsoft. Some three years after its introduction, Windows 95 was succeeded by Windows 98.
  • TFT LCD was invented

    Most panels also support true 8-bit per channel color. These improvements came at the cost of a slower response time, initially about 50 ms. IPS panels were also extremely expensive.
  • Mac OS 8

    It was mainly released to keep the Mac OS moving forward during a difficult time for Apple
  • Windows 98

    Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system by Microsoft. It is the second major release in the Windows 9x line of operating systems.
  • First Memory Stick

    Sony launched the Memory Stick, a type of flash memory, in October of 1998. It is their idea, and only later did they team up with SanDisk to further develop it. The invention may have come a year or so earlier, as there is (obviously) a short delay between the invention and the release of a product.
  • Mac OS X

    The first version was Mac OS X Server 1.0 in 1999, which retained the earlier Mac operating system's "platinum" appearance and even resembled OPENSTEP in places.
  • Windows 98 Second Edition

    Windows 98 Second Edition (often shortened to SE) is an updated release of Windows 98, released on May 5, 1999. It includes fixes for many minor issues, improved WDM audio and modem support, improved USB support, the replacement of Internet Explorer 4.0 with Internet Explorer 5.0, Web Folders
  • Mac OS 9

    It was generally a steady evolution from Mac OS 8. Early development releases of Mac OS 9 were numbered 8.7. Mac OS 9 added improved support for AirPort wireless networking. It introduced an early implementation of multi-user support.
  • First GPS was invented

    Roger Easton was a contributing individual among a group of individuals including Ivan Getting, Colonel Brad Parkinson, James Buisson, Thomas McCaskill, Don Lynch, Charles A. Bartholomew and Randolph Zirn.
    As is the case with many "inventions", there were numerous parallel efforts, and many committees involved. Approximately $12 bilion was spent to develop the program, and along the way compromise was necessary to maintain funding controlled by politicians with an agenda.
  • Windows Me

    Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (pronounced as an abbreviation, "M-E"), is a graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft,[3] and was the last operating system released in the Windows 9x series. Support for Windows Me ended on July 11, 2006.
  • Fist Ipod was invented

    The iPod line came from Apple's "digital hub" category
  • Xbox

    Xbox is made by Microsoft Inc. on 15th November 2001 by Microsoft.
  • WII Invented

    Like most devices of this type, the Wii didn't appear "all at once" on a given date. The concept for the Nintendo Wii surfaced in 2001. It was not until 2003 that a big development team was assembled, and by 2005 the controller interface was up and running. Later that year the unit appeared at the Tokyo Game Show. It finally rolled out on 14 September 2006.
  • Apple Ipad was Invented

    Apple INC. started the iPad on the 23 of April, 2008. there were 5 people on the design/programing team . it was very complex programming it then making all the apps able to fit the screen and some other stuff that's why it took almost two years
  • ENIAC Invented

    On October 19, 1973, the US Federal Judge Earl R. Larson signed his decision that the ENIAC patent by Eckert and Mauchly was named Atanasoff the inventor of the electronic digital computer.