Computer History - 1990

Major computer events in 1990
Other computer events in 1990
New computer products and services introduced in 1990
Computer companies founded in 1990
Computer company events in 1990
Computer pioneer deaths in 1990

Major computer events in 1990

Tim Berners-LeeIn 1990 Tim Berners-Lee, working with Robert Cailliau at CERN propose a 'hypertext' system, which is the first start of the Internet as we know it today. Later, Tim Berners-Lee successfully sets up the first web server at info.cern.ch on December 25, 1990.

Other computer events in 1990

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

Godwin's Law is conceived.

ARPANET is decommissioned on February 28, 1990.

Hubble telescope goes into space.

Microsoft releases its first product for the Russian market Russian DOS 4.01.

The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online.

The Multimedia Personal Computer (MPC) standards are developed by Tandy and Microsoft.

Microsoft and IBM stop working together to develop operating systems.

ARPANET replaced by NSFNET.

GSM standard is defined.

The NiMH battery begins being used for commercial use.

Gopher is developed at the University of Minnesota. The program is a menu-driven search-and-retrieval tool and helps Internet users location information online.

New computer products and services introduced in 1990

Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 a completely new version of Microsoft Windows. The version will sell more than 3 million copies in one year.

Adobe Photoshop 1.0 is released in February of 1990.

Creative Labs introduces the SoundBlaster Pro.

Quarterdeck releases its memory management program QEMM386 version 5.1 which quickly becomes the fastest-selling software program in the Untied States.

IBM introduces XGA.

The first search engine Archie, written by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan, and Mike Parker at McGill University in Montreal Canada is released on September 10, 1990.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is launched October 17, 1990.

Intel releases the 80386SL processor that uses low power and found in many portable computers.

Computer companies founded in 1990

Rambus if founded.

Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF is founded February 16, 1990.

Media Vision is founded.

Team 17 is founded.

Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) is founded.

TRENDnet is founded.

Rocket Software is founded.

Trilobyte games is founded.

Eidos is founded.

Panda Software is founded.

Rocket Software is founded.

Computer company events in 1990

Peter Norton sells his software business to Symantec.

Computer pioneers born in 1990

John CollisonJohn Collison is born in 1990

Computer pioneer deaths in 1990

Alan PerlisAlan Perlis passes away February 7, 1990 (Age: 68)

An Wang passes away march 24, 1990 (Age: 70)

Robert Noyce passes away June 3, 1990 (Age: 63)

Joseph Licklider passes away June 26, 1990 (Age: 75)

Arthur Samuel passes away July 29, 1990 (Age: 89)

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