Computer History - 1998
Major computer events in 1998
Google filed for incorporation in California on September 4, 1998.
Saehan's MPMan became the first MP3 player released in Japan to the public in spring of 1998.
Other computer events in 1998
Adobe Photoshop 5.0 was released in May 1998.
AGP 2.0 was introduced in May 1998.
Perl 5.005 was released on July 22, 1998.
Advanced Packaging Tool was released in August 1998.
Amazon.com went down for a routine update and remains down for ten hours n September 30, 1998.
The DMCA was passed on October 28, 1998.
AbiWord is first released on December 1, 1998.
MySQL was introduced in 1998.
The Triple Data Encryption Algorithm was introduced in 1998.
Bill Gates, was hit in the face with a cream pie.
Blender begins being developed by NeoGeo and Not a Number Technologies.
The ActionScript programming language was introduced in 1998.
David Rosenthal of the MIT X Consortium released the ICCCM standard in 1998.
New computer products and services introduced in 1998.
HD-ROM was introduced on February 2, 1998.
V.90 modem standard was announced and agreed on February 6, 1998.
The CIH virus, also known as Chernobyl virus, was created and began infecting computers and started executing one year later on April 26, 1999. This day was the same day as the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine on April 26, 1986.
Koko, a gorilla ape and student of American Sign Language held the first interspecies live Internet chat on April 27, 1998.
[email protected] was introduced on June 8, 1998.
AMR was released on September 9, 1998
In October 1998, Microsoft announced that future releases of Windows NT would no longer have the initials of NT and that the next edition would be Windows 2000.
The Computer Hope website came online on November 1, 1998.
Internet weblogs began to appear in 1998.
MPEG-4 was first introduced in 1998.
OpenSSL began development in 1998.
The GeekSpeak radio show started in 1998.
The "Solar Sunrise" attack was launched by two teenager hackers and gives them access to more than 500 military government computers.
The term gray hat was first used by L0pht in 1998.
Sony released the High capacity Floppy Disk in 1998.
Internet domains that came online in 1998
The domain computerhope.com came online on July 14, 1998.
The domain ask.com came online on October 19, 1998.
Computer companies founded in 1998
Gathering of Developers (GOD) Games was founded in January 1998.
Mozilla was initially formed on March 13, 1998.
AFREEY was established on April 16, 1998.
Addonics was incorporated in 1998.
Comodo was founded in 1998.
CSR was founded in 1998.
eMachines was founded in 1998.
EONtronics was founded in 1998.
InnoVISION was established in 1998.
Insyde was founded in 1998.
InterVideo was founded in 1998.
Lite-on was founded in 1998.
Multiwave Digital Solutions was founded in 1998.
PayPal was founded in 1998.
PureData was founded in 1998.
Razer was founded in 1998.
Rockstar Games was founded in 1998.
VMware was founded in 1998.
Computer company events in 1998
McAfee announced it would acquire Dr. Solomon's Group PLC June 9, 1998.
Google hires Craig Silverstein as its first employee in 1998.
Lycos purchased Angelfire in 1998.
Microsoft acquired the advertising company LinkExchange for $265 Million on November 6, 1998.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1998
Richard Hamming passed away on January 7, 1998 (Age: 82).
Trevor Pearcey passed away on January 27, 1998 (Age: 79).
Reynold Johnson passed away on September 15, 1998 (Age: 92).
David Evans passed away on October 3, 1998 (Age: 74).
Jonathan Postel passed away on October 16, 1998 (Age: 55).
Thomas Flowers passed away on October 28, 1998 (Age: 92).