Computer History - 1987

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1987

IBM logoIBM introduced the PS/2 personal computer that has improved graphics, a 3.5-inch diskette drive, proprietary bus to help prevent clones, and a bidirectional 8-bit port.

CompuServe introduced the GIF standard and images in 1987.

IBM introduced VGA in 1987.

Texas Instruments developed Digital Light Processing in 1987.

Other computer events in 1987

Steve Wozniak ended his employment with Apple on February 6, 1987.

Robert Noyce is awarded the National Medal of Technology.

IBM sends clone manufacturers letters demanding retroactive licensing fees.

The first SXSW festival was held in March.

The first version of Microsoft Excel for Microsoft Windows was released in 1987.

The first ARM processor computer, the Acorn Archimedes is released.

Microsoft Shares hit $100 per share in 1987.

IBM developed 8514/A in 1987.

The first e-mail from China was sent to its connection in Germany on September 20, 1987.

On November 22, 1987, a Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW-11 TV broadcast got hacked by a person wearing a Max Headroom mask.

The Oberon System multitasking operating system was released in 1987.

New computer products and services introduced in 1987

The AdLib sound card and the first mass-market PC sound card was released.

Hypercard was introduced by Apple in 1987.

Microsoft introduced Microsoft Works in 1987.

The ISO 9000 set of standards was first introduced in 1987.

Apple introduced the Newton platform in 1987.

Dolby AC-1 was introduced in 1987.

Microsoft and IBM release OS/2 1.0 in 1987.

The Mac SE was introduced at $2,900 in 1987.

The first version of Adobe Illustrator was released for the Apple Macintosh in January 1987.

MS-DOS 3.3 was released in April 1987.

John McAfee creates VirusScan one of the first antivirus programs and later helps create the McAfee company.

IBM introduced MCA.

The SPARC processor was first introduced by Sun in 1987.

Andrew Tanenbaum released the MINIX operating system in 1987.

Microsoft introduced Windows 2.0 on December 9, 1987.

Larry Wall released the first version of Perl on December 18, 1987, version 1.0.

Intel released the 80387DX mathematical coprocessor.

Internet domains that came online in 1987

The domain apple.com came online on February 19, 1987.

The domain cisco.com came online on May 14, 1987.

Computer companies founded in 1987

Realtek was founded in October 1987.

A4Tech was founded in 1987.

ALi was founded in 1987.

Apogee was founded in 1987. Apogee is well known for its computer games as well as the company who first released a 'Shareware' game.

Brodxent was founded in 1987.

CMD Technology was founded in 1987.

CNetUSA was founded in 1987.

Elitegroup Computer Systems was established in 1987.

Kingston was founded in 1987.

Konexx was founded in 1987.

Mecer was founded in 1987.

Oak Technology was founded in 1987.

SiS was founded in 1987.

Sonic Solutions was founded in 1987.

VIA Technologies was founded in 1987.

Computer company events in 1987

Microsoft acquired Forethought on June 29, 1987, the developer of what we know today as Microsoft PowerPoint.

Microsoft transferred its ownership of the Xenix operating system to SCO in 1987.

Computer-related movies and TV shows released in 1987

Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show premiers for the first time in 1987.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1987

Russell OhlRussel Ohl passed away in March 1987 (Age: 89).

Walter Brattain passed away on October 13, 1987 (Age: 85).

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