Computer History - 1993

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1993

NCSA Mosaic 1.0The NCSA released the Mosaic browser on April 22, 1993.

On April 30, 1993, CERN released the Web source code and made it public domain. The effect had an immediate effect as the Web experiences massive growth.

President Bill Clinton puts the White House and the United Nations online in 1993 and helps start the .gov and .org top-level domains. With the White House coming online it also made it possible to e-mail the President, Vice President, and the First Lady.

Other computer events in 1993

Fifty World Wide Web servers are known to exist as of January.

The Open Group was given the UNIX trademark in 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.

Tim Negris, a VP at Oracle Corporation coined the term thin client in 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.

Developed by IBM, Motorola, and Apple the PowerPC processor for the Apple Power Mac is introduced and later included in the Power Mac.

On September 27, 1993, Time Magazine released its magazine with the cover dedicated to video games with the title "Attack of the Video Games."

VCD was introduced in 1993.

The first webcam connected to the Internet in November 1993.

The Lua programming language was created by a group of engineers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

New computer products and services introduced in 1993

Slackware was developed by Patrick Volkerding and released by Linux.

Winsock was released in January 1993.

Microsoft released Windows NT, Microsoft Office 4.0 and MS-DOS 6.0.

Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman create R programming language.

Intel develops PPGA.

The Internet Underground Music Archive was started in 1993.

Apple introduced the MessagePad lineup.

Intel released the Pentium processor on March 22, 1993. The processor is a 60 MHz processor, incorporates 3.2 million transistors and sold for $878.00.

Samsung introduced the KM48SL2000 synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) and quickly becomes an industry standard.

Microsoft and IBM introduce a PnP ISA in 1993.

Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 was released on July 27, 1993.

Microsoft releases Visual Basic 3.0.

Wine began to be developed in 1993.

WinRAR was first released in 1993.

Edgar F. Codd introduced the world to OLAP in 1993.

The first version of the Apple Newton operating system was released on August 3, 1993.

Broderbund released the computer game Myst was released on September 24, 1993. The game is later is honored for being one of the most popular, well known, and sold IBM compatible and Apple Macintosh title.

The PC game DOOM by Id Software was released on December 10, 1993. Today, DOOM is thought of as a turning point for first-person shooters and computer games in general.

Microsoft Windows 3.11, an update to Windows 3.1 was released on December 31, 1993.

The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum was released for Windows and Macintosh computers.

Computer companies founded in 1993

ACD Systems was founded in 1993.

ActionTec was founded in 1993.

ADSI is developed at Bellcore.

ARK Logic was founded in 1993.

CBL Data Recovery was founded in 1993.

Efficient Networks was established in 1993.

FRISK software was founded in 1993.

Funcom was founded in 1993.

GT Interactive Software was founded in 1993.

InterNIC was established in 1993.

IrDA was founded in 1993.

Neomagic was founded in 1993.

NVIDIA was founded in 1993.

PowerQuest was founded in 1993.

SigmaTel was founded in 1993.

Stellar Data Recovery was founded in 1993.

Sun Solaris was introduced in 1993.

Supermicro was founded in 1993.

Computer company events in 1993

Novell acquired all UNIX assets from AT&T in 1993.

Tandy sold its computer business to AST Research in 1993.

Everex filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and sold their Esix brand to James River Group and their storage division to Exabyte in 1993.

John Scully was named the president of Apple Computers in 1993.

Computer pioneers born in 1993

Marques K. BrownleeMarques Brownlee was born on December 3, 1993.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1993

Thomas Watson, Jr.Bernard Kardon passed away on April 14, 1993 (Age: 79).

Thomas Watson, Jr. passed away on December 31, 1993 (Age: 79).

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