Computer History - 1993
Major computer events in 1993
On April 30, 1993 CERN releases the Web source code and makes 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 help start the .gov and .org top level domains. With the White House coming on line it also made it possible to e-mail the President, Vice President, and First Lady.
Other computer events in 1993
Fifty World Wide Web servers are known to exist as of January.
The Open Group is 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.
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.
On September 27 1993 Time Magazine releases its magazine with the cover dedicated to video games with the title "Attack of the Video Games".
VCD is introduced.
The first webcam connects to the Internet in November of 1993.
The Lua programming language is created by a group of engineers at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
New computer products and services introduced in 1993
Winsock is released January 1993.
Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman create R programming language.
The Internet Underground Music Archive was started in 1993.
Apple introduces the MessagePad lineup.
Wine begins to be developed.
WinRAR is first released.
The first version of the Apple Newton operating system is released August 3, 1993.
Broderbund releases the computer game Myst is released 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.
Microsoft Windows 3.11, an update to Windows 3.1 is released December 31, 1993.
The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum is released for Windows and Macintosh computers.
Computer companies founded in 1993
ACD Systems is founded.
ActionTec is founded.
ADSI is developed at Bellcore.
ARK Logic is founded.
CBL Data Recovery is founded.
Efficient Networks is established.
FRISK software is founded.
Funcom is founded.
GT Interactive Software is founded.
InterNIC is established.
IrDA is founded.
Neomagic is founded.
NVIDIA is founded.
PowerQuest is founded.
SigmaTel is founded.
Stellar Data Recovery is founded.
Sun Solaris is introduced.
Supermicro is founded.
Computer company events in 1993
Computer pioneers born in 1993
Marques Brownlee is born December 3, 1993
Computer pioneer deaths in 1993
Bernard Kardon passes away April 14, 1993 (Age: 79)
Thomas Watson, Jr. passes away December 31, 1993 (Age: 79)