Computer History - 1992

Major computer events in 1992
Other computer events in 1992
New computer products and services introduced in 1992
Computer companies founded in 1992
Computer company events in 1992
Computer related movies released in 1992
Computer pioneer deaths in 1992

Major computer events in 1992

Microsoft introduces Windows 3.1. It sells more than 1 million copies within the first two months of its release.

Other computer events in 1992

Internet Society formed.

John Scully first uses the term PDA at CES while describing the Apple Newton on January 7, 1992.

NSFNET upgraded to T-3 backbone.

The Reusable Alkaline battery is used for commercial use.

EPP version 1.7 is released.

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.

Microsoft and Hewlett Packard develops ECP.

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is developed by SQL Access Group.

Linux is released under the GNU General Public License.

New computer products and services introduced in 1992

Visual Basic for MS-DOS is released in September 1992.

Jean-Loup Gaily and Mark Alder release gzip on October 31, 1992.

Adobe Photoshop 2.5 is released for the Macintosh and for the first time Windows in November of 1992.

Microsoft releases Visual Basic 2.0 in November of 1992.

Radio Shack releases the M2500 XL/2 and M4020 SX personal computers, which are the first personal based upon the MPC specification.

IBM introduces ThinkPad, the industry's first notebook with a 10.4 inch color TFT display and TrackPoint.

Intel releases iCOMP.

Intel releases the 486DX2 chip March 2 with a clock doubling ability that generates higher operating speeds.

TextPad is first released in 1992.

VESA local bus is introduced.

Popular Gopher tool Veronica is first released.

Computer companies founded in 1992

Hauppauge is founded.

Jeff Hawkins helps found the company Palm.

Visioneer is founded.

GeCAD is founded.

I/O Magic is founded.

Dr. Web is founded.

EVERCOOL is founded.

DMTF organization is founded.

Thrustmaster is founded.

ESET is founded.

GFI Software is founded.

Macromedia is founded.

MIME standard is defined.

Interactive Media is founded.

Computer company events in 1992

AdLib files for bankruptcy May 1, 1992.

Microsoft acquires Fox Software in June, maker of FoxPro.

Computer related movies released in 1992

The Lawnmower Man is released March 6, 1992.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1992

Grace HopperGrace Hopper passes away January 1, 1992 (Age: 85)

Isaac Asimov passes away April 6, 1992 (Age: 72)

Allen Newell passes away July 19, 1992 (Age: 65)

Paul Eisler passes away on October 26, 1992 (Age: 85)

John Kemeny passes away December 26, 1992 (Age: 66)

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