Computer History - 1995

Year Event
1995 Apple allows other computer companies to clone its computer by announcing its licensed the Macintosh operating system rights to Radius on January 4, 1995.
1995 IBM introduces the butterfly keyboard.
1995 Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema release SATAN programming language.
1995 The dot-com boom starts.
1995 Code named Utopia, Microsoft Bob is introduced to the public January 5, 1995 at the CES by Bill Gates.
1995 The first Wiki is created.
1995 Yahoo.com domain is registered on January 18, 1995.
1995 Allen Coombs passes away January 30, 1995 (Age: 84)
1995 George Stibitz passes away on January 31, 1995 (Age: 91)
1995 Computer hacker Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI on February 15, 1999.
1995 EPoX is founded in February
1995 The first VoIP software (Vocaltec) is released allowing end users to make voice calls over the Internet.
1995 Apple develops FireWire.
1995 O'Reilly Media sells the Global Network Navigator ("GNN") to AOL in 1995.
1995 Netscape introduces SSL in February of 1995.
1995 Computer hacker Kevin Mitnick is arrested February 15, 1995.
1995 Yahoo! is incorporated March 1, 1995.
1995 U.S. Robotics purchases Palm, and begins the PalmPilot product line.
1995 Perl 5.001 is released March 13, 1995.
1995 Transmeta is founded.
1995 Tundra is founded.
1995 Matsonic is founded.
1995 Arnold I. Dumey passes away.
1995 The Opera browser version 1 is released April 1, 1995.
1995 John Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert, Jr. passes away June 3, 1995.
1995 John Vincent Atanasoff passes away on June 15, 1995  at the age of 91.
1995 The movie 'The Net' with Sandra Bullock is released July 28, 1995.
1995 Silicon Image is founded.
1995 SegaSoft is founded.
1995 HighPoint Technologies is founded.
1995 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 1.0 on August 16, 1995.
1995 Microsoft releases Visual Basic 4.0 in August of 1995.
1995 The domain ebay.com comes online August 4, 1995.
1995 Netscape goes public at $28.00 a share and by the closing ends at $58.00 a share.
1995 The first E3 is held in Las Vegas Nevada.
1995 Intel introduces the SMBus.
1995 Microsoft and General Electrics NBC television network form a partnership.
1995 LiveScript is renamed to JavaScript.
1995 Java is introduced.
1995 The Iomega Jaz drive is introduced.
1995 Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 was released May 30, 1995.
1995 Microsoft Releases Windows 95, within four days the software sells more than 1 million copies.
1995 PHP is publicly released June 8, 1995.
1995 One of the largest and well known e-commerce sites today opens its website for the first time. Amazon.com is officially opened July of 1995.
1995 MARGI is founded.
1995 Real is founded.
1995 DSVD is released.
1995 WebTV Networks is founded.
1995 EBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar.
1995 Hotmail is started by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia.
1995 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 2.0 on November 22, 1995 and officially starts the browser war between Netscape.
1995 CD-E is introduced to the general public.
1995 Ruby is released.
1995 eBay is founded on September 3, 1995.
1995 The movie Hackers is released September 15, 1995.
1995 On September 20, 1995 AT&T splits into three separate publically traded companies: a systems and equipment company, a computer company, and a communications services company.
1995 Microsoft releases DirectX 1.0 (4.02.0095) on September 30, 1995.
1995 EDO memory is introduced.
1995 Intel releases the new motherboard form factor ATX in July of 1995.
1995 Lotus becomes a part of IBM.
1995 The first computer network wiretap is authorized October 23, 1995 and leads later to the arrest of Julio Cesar Ardita.
1995 CPAN is introduced October 26, 1995.
1995 Intel introduces the Intel Pentium Pro in November.
1995 Toy Story is released November 22, 1995 becoming the first movie that is completely computer generated.
1995 HTML 2.0 standard is first published in RFC 1866 November 24, 1995.
1995 Larry Page and Sergey Brin begin developing a search engine called BackRub with PageRank, an important technology that becomes an important part of Google.
1995 On December 4, 1995 Sun Microsystems announced JavaScript and first releases it in Netscape 2.0B3. In the same year they also introduced Java.
1995 IBM unveils Deep Blue December 5, 1995, a parallel computing system that will later play the World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov.
1995 Internet search engine AltaVista launches December 15, 1995.
1995 Konrad Zuse passes away December 18, 1995
1995 USB standard is released.

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