Computer History - 1995
Major computer events in 1995
The dot-com boom starts.
PHP is publicly released June 8, 1995.
Other computer events in 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.
Computer hacker Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI on February 15, 1999.
One of the largest and well known e-commerce sites today opens its website for the first time. Amazon.com is officially opened July 15, 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.
The first computer network wiretap is authorized October 23, 1995 and leads later to the arrest of Julio Cesar Ardita.
HTML 2.0 standard is first published in RFC 1866 November 24, 1995.
Internet search engine AltaVista launches December 15, 1995.
The first VoIP software (Vocaltec) is released allowing end users to make voice calls over the Internet.
The first E3 is held in Las Vegas Nevada.
The Data Protection Directive is adopted by the European Union.
The Curry programming language is introduced by Michael Hanus, Herbert Kuchen, and Juan Jose Moreno-Navarro.
John Warnock and Allan Padgett at Adobe create the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface.
New computer products and services introduced in 1995
Perl 5.001 is released March 13, 1995.
The Opera browser version 1 is released April 1, 1995.
CPAN is introduced October 26, 1995.
GIMP is first released on November 22, 1995.
Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema release SATAN programming language.
The first Wiki is created.
Cygnus Solutions releases Cygwin.
Computer scientist Matthias Felleisen creates the Racket programming language.
The Iomega Jaz drive is introduced.
DSVD is released.
CD-E is introduced to the general public.
Ruby is released.
EDO memory is introduced.
Internet domains that came online in 1995
Yahoo.com domain is registered on January 18, 1995.
The domain ebay.com comes online August 4, 1995.
Computer companies founded in 1995
Audible is founded.
AboCom is founded.
EPoX is founded in February
Global Village is founded.
Harmony Technology Services is founded.
HighPoint Technologies is founded.
MARGI is founded.
Matsonic is founded.
Real is founded.
SegaSoft is founded.
Silicon Image is founded.
Transmeta is founded.
Tundra is founded.
WebTV Networks is founded.
Computer company events in 1995
Yahoo! is incorporated March 1, 1995.
O'Reilly Media sells the Global Network Navigator ("GNN") to AOL.
Netscape goes public at $28.00 a share and by the closing ends at $58.00 a share.
Microsoft and General Electrics NBC television network form a partnership.
The Learning Company is acquired by Softkey for $606 million.
Computer related movies released in 1995
The movie 'The Net' with Sandra Bullock is released July 28, 1995.
The movie Hackers is released September 15, 1995.
Toy Story is released November 22, 1995 becoming the first movie that is completely computer generated.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1995
Allen Coombs passes away January 30, 1995 (Age: 84)
George Stibitz passes away on January 31, 1995 (Age: 91)
John Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert, Jr. passes away June 3, 1995 (Age: 76)
John Vincent Atanasoff passes away on June 15, 1995 (Age: 91)
Alonzo Church passes away on August 11, 1995 (Age: 92)
Gerard Salton August 28, 1995 (Age: 68)
Konrad Zuse passes away December 18, 1995 (Age: 85)
Arnold I. Dumey passes away.