Computer History - 2002
- Major computer events in 2002.
- Other computer events in 2002.
- New computer products and services introduced in 2002.
- Internet domains that came online in 2002.
- Computer companies founded in 2002.
- Computer company events in 2002.
- Computer-related movies released in 2002.
- Computer pioneer deaths in 2002.
Major computer events in 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.
Creative Commons flexible Copyright was introduced 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.
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.
OpenOffice.org 1.0 was released in 2002.
Perl 5.8 was released on July 18, 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.
The Arch Linux operating system was released 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.
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 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).