Computer History - 2002

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2002

eBay logoPayPal was acquired by eBay on October 3, 2002.

Other computer events in 2002

Jan de Wit aka OnTheFly was convicted on May 1, 2002, for the Anna Kournikova virus.

PCI Express was approved as a standard in 2002.

The first Trackback was used on Movable type in 2002.

Cartoon turtle named "Dewie" introduced to help promote Internet safety and security.

Iomega discontinued the Jaz drive in 2002.

Creative Commons flexible Copyright was introduced in 2002.

Openbox was released for the X Window system in 2002.

The Scalix suite for Linux servers was released in 2002.

Ludicorp is found in 2002 by Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake, and Jason Classon.

New computer products and services introduced in 2002

In February 2002, Google released its first hardware device called the Google Search Appliance.

Valve released Valve Anti-Cheat for their Steam client.

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 was released in March 2002.

Gentoo was released on March 31, 2002.

Approximately 1 billion PCs have been shipped worldwide since the mid-'70s, according to a study released by consulting firm Gartner.

Intel released the ATX 2.1 revision in June 2002.

OpenOffice.org 1.0 was released in 2002.

Perl 5.8 was released on July 18, 2002.

Apple introduced macOS X 10.2 code-named Jaguar and became available on August 23, 2002.

The first of the code that would later become Mozilla Firefox was made available on September 23, 2002.

In December 2002, Google introduced Froogle, which allows users to search for stuff to buy.

The Matroska Multimedia Container (MKV) project began on December 6, 2002.

Microsoft released DirectX 9 on December 19, 2002.

The Arch Linux operating system was released in 2002.

Jira was introduced by Atlassian in 2002.

Intuit introduced QuickBooks in 2002.

Internet domains that came online in 2002

Linkedin.com domain was created on November 2, 2002.

Computer companies founded in 2002

Aero Cool was established in 2002.

ASRock was established in 2002.

BullGuard was launched in 2002.

OCZ Technology was founded in 2002.

Computer company events in 2002

[email protected], one of the largest ISP's filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors on March 2, 2002.

Napster filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 3, 2002.

WorldCom the Number 2 long-distance telephone and data service company filed for bankruptcy on June 21, 2002.

Roxio acquired the Napster name and logo in a bankruptcy auction on November 25, 2002.

Hitachi closes deal to purchase IBM's hard drive operation for $2.05 billion.

ELSA Technology goes out of business.

Computer-related movies released in 2002

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released on May 16, 2002.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2002

Rudolf HellRudolf Hell passed away on March 11, 2002 (Age: 101).

Ole-Johan Dahl passed away on June 29, 2002 (Age: 70).

John Cocke passed away on July 16, 2002. (Age: 77).

Edsger Dijkstra passed away on August 6, 2002 (Age: 72).

Kristen Nygaard passed away on August 10, 2002 (Age: 75).

Geoffrey Dummer passed away on September 9, 2002 (Age: 93).

Bob Wallace passed away on September 20, 2002 (Age: 53).

Keith Uncapher passed away on October 10, 2002 (Age: 80).

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