Computer History - 1993

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1993

NCSA Mosaic 1.0The NCSA releases the Mosaic browser April 22, 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.

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

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 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

Slackware is developed by Patrick Volkerding and released by Linux.

Winsock is released January 1993.

Microsoft releases 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 introduces the MessagePad lineup.

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.

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

Microsoft and IBM introduce a PnP ISA.

Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 was released July 27, 1993.

Microsoft releases Visual Basic 3.0.

Wine begins to be developed.

WinRAR is first released.

Edgar F. Codd introduces the world to OLAP.

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.

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 computer games in general.

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

Novell acquires all UNIX assets from AT&T.

Tandy sells its computer business to AST Research.

Everex files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and sells their Esix brand to James River Group and their storage division to Exabyte.

John Scully is named president of Apple Computers.

Computer pioneers born in 1993

Marques K. BrownleeMarques Brownlee is born December 3, 1993

Computer pioneer deaths in 1993

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

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

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