History of our Modern future

Historical Facts

  • 1822: Carles Babbage conceives of a steam driven calculating machine to compute tables.1890: Herman Hollerith design a punch card system.
  • 1941: Atanasoff & Clifford Berry design a computer that can solve and store records.
  • 1943-1944:John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert—build the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC). Considered the grandfather of digital computers, it fills a 20 foot by 40 foot room and has 18,000 vacuum tubes.
  • 1946: Mauchly and Presper, build the UNIVAC, the first commercial computer for business and government applications.
  • 1953: Grace Hopper develops the first computer language..COBOL.
  • 1954: The FORTRAN programming language is born.
  • 1964: Douglas Engelbart shows a prototype of the modern computer, with a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI).
  • 1970: The newly formed Intel unveils the Intel 1103, the first Dynamic Access Memory (DRAM) chip.
  • 1971: Alan Shugart invent the floppy disk.
  • 1973: Robert Metcalfe evelops Ethernet for connecting multiple computers and other hardware.
  • 1974-1977: A number of personal computers hit the market.
  • 1975: The IBM 5100 becomes the first commercially available portable computer.
  • 1976: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple Computers on April Fool’s Day and roll out the first computer with a single circuit board – Apple I.
  • 1977: Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald WayneIt, but it was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977.
  • 1977: Jobs and Wozniak incorporate Apple and show the Apple II at the first West Coast Computer Fair.
  • 1978: Accountants rejoice at the introduction of VisiCalc, the first computerized spreadsheet program.
  • 1979: Word processing becomes a reality – MicroPro International releases WordStar.
  • 1979: Novell Data Systems Inc founded in Utah.
  • 1980: The Apple III was released.
  • 1980: Apple launched the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its stock to the investing public.
  • 1980: Microsoft entered the OS business with its own version of Unix, called Xenix.
  • 1981: The first IBM personal computer, code named “Acorn,” is introduced. It uses Microsoft’s MS-DOS operating system.
  • 1981: Microsoft release MS-DOS later IBM called it as PC-DOS.
  • 1983: Apple’s Lisa is the first personal computer with a GUI.
  • 1983: The Apple Macintosh 128k was announced.
  • 1983: Novell Data Systems Inc shorten to Novell, Inc., and Raymond Noorda became the head of the firm and the first commercial release of NetWare was version 1.5.
  • 1984: Cisco Systems was founded by Leonard Bosack.
  • 1984: Dell traces its origins to 1984, when Michael Dell created Dell Computer Corporation, which at the time did business as PC’s Limited.
  • 1985: Steve Jobs left Apple and brought Pixar and found NeXT Inc, a computer company that built machines with futuristic designs and ran the UNIX-derived NeXTstep operating system.
  • 1985: Microsoft announces Windows a graphical extension for MS-DOS.
  • 1986: Microsoft moved its headquarters to Redmond and same year company went public.
  • 1986: Apple introduced the Apple IIgs, an Apple II positioned as something of a hybrid product with a mouse-driven, Mac-like operating environment.
  • 1987: Cisco ASM/2-32EM router deployed at CERN in 1987
  • 1987: Microsoft released its version of OS/2 to OEM manufacturers.
  • 1987: Apple registered the “Apple.com” domain name.
  • 1990: Microsoft introduced office suit called Microsoft Office (word and excel).
  • 1990: Berners-Lee had built all the tools necessary for a working Web: the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 0.9,[11] the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the first Web browser (named WorldWideWeb, which was also a Web editor), the first HTTP server software (later known as CERN httpd), the first web server (http://info.cern.ch), and the first Web pages that described the project itself.
  • 1990: the first Web servers outside CERN itself were switched on.
  • 1991: Intruduces Mac Powerbook.
  • 1993: The first Microsoft Windows browser was Cello, written by Thomas R. Bruce for the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law Schoolto provide legal information, since access to Windows was more widespread amongst lawyers than access to Unix. Cello was released in June 1993.
  • 1993: CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research (French: Organisation derived from “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone.
  • 1993: Microsoft Windows NT, 32 bit operating system, porting from 16bit DOS based system.
  • 1994: Apple started the Power Macintosh line.
  • 1995: Microsoft releases Windows 95 featuring multi tasking and a start button.
  • 1995: Microsoft began to redefine its offerings and expand its product line into computer networking and the World Wide Web.
  • 1996: Dell began selling computers through its website.
  • 1997: Microsoft releases Windows CE 1.0, a new OS designed for devices with low memory and other constraints, such as personal digital assistants.
  • 1998: iMac consumer all-in one desktop computer, introduced.
  • 1999: Microsoft formed the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance in October 1999 to, among other things, increase security and protect intellectual property through identifying changes in hardware and software.
  • 2000: Bill Gates handed over the CEO position on January 13, 2000, to Steve Ballmer.
  • 2001: Microsoft releases Windows XP unifying the mainstream and NT lines under the NT codebase.
  • 2001: Microsoft releases Xbox gaming console.
  • 2001: Apple releases Mac OS X.
  • 2001: Apple opened the first official Apple Retail Stores in Virginia and California.
  • 2001: Apple iPod released.
  • 2003: Apple iTune Store introduced.
  • 2005: Mac Mini consumer sub-desktop computer and server, introduced.
  • 2006: the new MacBook Pro and iMac became the first Apple computers to use Intel’s Core Duo CPU. By August 7, 2006, Apple made the transition to Intel chips for the entire Mac product line.
  • 2006: Apple also introduced Boot Camp to help users install Windows XP or Windows Vista on their Intel Macs alongside Mac OS X.
  • 2006: Dell acquired Alienware, a manufacturer of high-end PCs popular with gamers.
  • 2007: Apple Computer, Inc was renamed as Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007.
  • 2007: Apple announces firs iPhone and Apple TV.
  • 2007: Microsoft Windows Vista released.
  • 2008: MacBook Air consumer ultra-thin, ultra-portable notebook, introduced.
  • 2008: Microsoft entered into cloud computing platform called Windows Azure.
  • 2010: Apple announces iPad.
  • 2011: On August 24, 2011, Jobs resigned his position as CEO of Apple. He was replaced by Tim Cook and Jobs became Apple’s chairman. on October 5, 2011, Apple announced that Jobs had died, marking the end of an era for Apple Inc.
  • 2011: Dell acquisition of Force10 networks changing the name in Dell Force10.
  • 2012: Microsoft unveiled the Surface, the first computer in the company’s history to have its hardware made by Microsoft.
  • 2012: Microsoft launched the Outlook.com.
  • 2012: Dell brought SonicWall.
  • 2013: Apple announced the seventh iOS operating system alongside OS X Mavericks, the tenth version of Mac OS X.
  • 2013: Microsoft launched a Patent Tracker, The Kinect, the motion sensing input devices by Microsoft, which was first introduced in November 2010 was upgraded for the 2013 release of the eighth-generation Xbox One.
  • 2013: Microsoft brought Nokia.
  • 2014:  Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and was succeeded by Satya Nadella, who previously led Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division
  • 2015: Microsoft released Windows 10 Operating system
  • 2015: Sundar Pichai taking the role of Google CEO
  • 2015: GOOGLE HAS A new owner: a holding company called  Alphabet, run by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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