Computer History - 1992

Year Event
1992 Internet Society formed.
1992 Grace Hopper passes away January 1, 1992.
1992 John Scully first uses the term PDA at CES while describing the Apple Newton on January 7, 1992.
1992 NSFNET upgraded to T-3 backbone.
1992 Microsoft introduces Windows 3.1. It sells more than 1 million copies within the first two months of its release.
1992 Intel releases the 486DX2 chip March 2 with a clock doubling ability that generates higher operating speeds.
1992 Isaac Asimov passes away April 6, 1992 (Age: 72)
1992 AdLib files for bankruptcy May 1, 1992.
1992 TextPad is first released in 1992.
1992 Microsoft acquires Fox Software in June, maker of FoxPro.
1992 Allen Newell passes away July 19, 1992.
1992 VESA local bus is introduced.
1992 Radio Shack releases the M2500 XL/2 and M4020 SX personal computers, which are the first personal based upon the MPC specification.
1992 The Reusable Alkaline battery is used for commercial use.
1992 Hauppauge is founded.
1992 Jeff Hawkins helps found the company Palm.
1992 Visioneer is founded.
1992 Intel releases iCOMP.
1992 GeCAD is founded.
1992 I/O Magic is founded.
1992 Popular Gopher tool Veronica is first released.
1992 EPP version 1.7 is released.
1992 Dr. Web is founded.
1992 IBM introduces ThinkPad, the industry's first notebook with a 10.4 inch color TFT display and TrackPoint.
1992 EVERCOOL is founded.
1992 Thrustmaster is founded.
1992 TWAIN a standard interface for scanning equipment is developed by the TWAIN consortium, as it was called, consisted of representatives from Aldus, Caere, Eastman, Kodak, Hewlett Packard and Logitech.
1992 Microsoft and Hewlett Packard develops ECP.
1992 ESET is founded.
1992 GFI Software is founded.
1992 Macromedia is founded.
1992 MIME standard is defined.
1992 Interactive Media is founded.
1992 Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is developed by SQL Access Group.
1992 Visual Basic for MS-DOS is released in September 1992.
1992 Paul Eisler passes away on October 26, 1992 (Age: 85)
1992 Jean-Loup Gaily and Mark Alder release gzip on October 31, 1992.
1992 Adobe Photoshop 2.5 is released for the Macintosh and for the first time Windows in November of 1992.
1992 Microsoft releases Visual Basic 2.0 in November of 1992.
1992 John Kemeny passes away December 26, 1992.

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