Computer History - 1991

Year Event
1991 John Bardeen passes away January 30, 1991.
1991 id Software is founded February 1, 1991.
1991 Silicon & Synapse, which later becomes Blizzard is founded February 8, 1991.
1991 BSDi is founded.
1991 The term Internet of Things is coined.
1991 Python is introduced.
1991 Lexmark is formed.
1991 Bungie is founded.
1991 HTTP/0.9 is introduced.
1991 NSF opens the Internet to commercial use.
1991 AMD introduces the AM386 microprocessor family in March.
1991 Intel introduces the Intel 486SX chip in April in efforts to help bring a lower-cost processor to the PC market selling for $258.00.
1991 Cell phone Lithium batteries begin being recalled in Japan after phone explodes and burns mans face while talking on the phone.
1991 The Sega Genesis game "Zero Wing" is introduced. The phrase "All your base are belong to us" later becomes a popular saying for computer gamers and geeks.
1991 Symantec releases Norton antivirus software.
1991 The programming language FORTRAN 90 is created.
1991 Following its decision not to develop operating systems cooperatively with IBM, Microsoft changes the name of OS/2 to Windows NT.
1991 Creative Labs releases a multimedia upgrade kit that includes a CD-ROM drive, the SoundBlaster Pro sound card, a MIDI kit and a variety of software applications. The kit allows IBM compatible users to obtain all tools needed to meet the MPC standards.
1991 Pretty Good Privacy more commonly known as PGP a public key used for encryption is released as Freeware by Philip Zimmerman.
1991 The computer Monkey Virus is first discovered in Edmonton, Canada.
1991 The domain microsoft.com comes online May 2, 1991.
1991 Microsoft releases Visual Basic in May of 1991.
1991 AVG is founded.
1991 Epic Games is established.
1991 Jetta is founded.
1991 Cmedia is founded.
1991 IONA is founded.
1991 The Caldera company who specializes in printing and RIP solutions is founded.
1991 Dolby introduces AC-3.
1991 Apple introduces System 7 operating system May 13, 1991.
1991 Derrick Lehmer passes away May 22, 1991.
1991 The DLT tape drive is released as a very reliable, high-speed, and high-capacity tape drive solution.
1991 The Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) is developed by Intel, Xircom and Zenith Data Systems.
1991 TrueType a scalable font is introduced and developed by Microsoft and Apple and is used on all Apple computers and PC computers running Windows.
1991 MS-DOS 5.0 was released June, 1991.
1991 Adobe Photoshop 2.0 is released in June of 1991.
1991 Saul Rosen passes away June 9, 1991 (Age: 69)
1991 The London Science Museum completed the Difference Engine No 2 for the bicentennial year of Charles Babbage's birth in June of 1991.
1991 The movie Terminator 2 is released July 1, 1991.
1991 The first Cybercafe opens in July 1991 in San Francisco .
1991 The World Wide Web is launched to the public August 6, 1991. Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at the European Partial Physics Laboratory (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland develops the Web as a research tool.
1991 Linux is introduced by Linus Torvalds in August 25, 1991.
1991 Apple QuickTime is introduced December 2, 1991.

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