Computer History - 1993

Year Event
1993 Fifty World Wide Web servers are known to exist as of January.
1993 Slackware is developed by Patrick Volkerding and released by Linux.
1993 Winsock is released January 1993.
1993 President Bill Clinton puts the United States White House online with a web page and e-mail address for the President, Vice President, and first lady.
1993 Microsoft releases Windows NT, Microsoft Office 4.0 and MS-DOS 6.0.
1993 Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman create R programming language.
1993 Intel develops PPGA.
1993 Novell acquires all UNIX assets from AT&T.
1993 Efficient Networks is established.
1993 The Internet Underground Music Archive was started in 1993.
1993 The Open Group is given the UNIX trademark in 1993.
1993 Tandy sells its computer business to AST Research.
1993 Intel releases the Pentium Processor on March 22 1993. The processor is a 60 MHz processor, incorporates 3.2 million transistors and sells for $878.00.
1993 Samsung introduces the KM48SL2000 synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) and quickly becomes an industry standard.
1993 The NCSA releases the Mosaic browser April 22, 1993.
1993 Microsoft and IBM introduce a PnP ISA.
1993 The first live streaming was done by the band Severe Tire Damage on June 24, 1993. The event was seen live in Australia and other locations over the Internet.
1993 Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 was released July 27, 1993.
1993 CBL Data Recovery is founded.
1993 Sun Solaris is introduced.
1993 SigmaTel is founded.
1993 Supermicro is founded.
1993 Microsoft releases Visual Basic 3.0.
1993 Neomagic is founded.
1993 The White House and the United Nations come online in 1993 and help start the .gov and .org top level domains.
1993 Wine begins to be developed.
1993 John Scully is named president of Apple Computers.
1993 NVIDIA is founded.
1993 Stellar Data Recovery is founded.
1993 IrDA is founded.
1993 InterNIC is established.
1993 FRISK software is founded.
1993 Tim Negris, a VP at Oracle Corporation coins the term Thin client.
1993 Funcom is founded.
1993 ACD Systems is founded.
1993 WinRAR is first released.
1993 PowerQuest is founded.
1993 The Internet experiences massive growth.
1993 GT Interactive Software is founded.
1993 Edgar F. Codd introduces the world to OLAP.
1993 ADSI is developed at Bellcore
1993 Broderbund releases the computer game Myst is released September 24, 1993 and later is honored for being one of the most popular, well known, and sold IBM compatible and Apple Macintosh title.
1993 The Environmental Protection Agency, along with 50 computer companies, establish Energy Star guidelines that aim to decrease the amount of power a PC uses when they are idle.
1993 Developed by IBM, Motorola and Apple the PowerPC processor for the Apple Power Mac is introduced and later included in the Power Mac.
1993 VCD is introduced.
1993 The first webcam connects to the Internet in November of 1993.
1993 The PC game DOOM by Id Software was released December 10, 1993. Today, DOOM is thought of as a turning point for first person shooters and for computer games in general.
1993 Microsoft Windows 3.11, an update to Windows 3.1 is released December 31, 1993.
1993 Thomas Watson, Jr. passes away December 31, 1993 (Age: 79)

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