Computer History - 2002

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2002

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

Other computer events in 2002

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

PCI Express is approved as standard.

The first Trackback is used on Movable type.

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

Iomega discontinues the Jaz drive.

Creative Commons flexible Copyright is introduced.

Openbox is released for the X Window system.

The Scalix suite for Linux servers is released.

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

New computer products and services introduced in 2002

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

Valve releases Valve Anti-Cheat for their Steam client.

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 is released in March of 2002.

Gentoo is released 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 releases the ATX 2.1 revision in June 2002. 1.0 is released.

Perl 5.8 is released July 18, 2002.

Apple introduces macOS X 10.2 code named Jaguar and becomes available on August 23, 2002.

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

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

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

Microsoft releases DirectX 9, December 19, 2002.

The Arch Linux operating system is released.

Jira is introduced by Atlassian.

Intuit introduces QuickBooks.

Internet domains that came online in 2002 domain is created November 2, 2002.

Computer companies founded in 2002

Aero Cool is established.

ASRock is established.

BullGuard is launched.

OCZ Technology is founded.

Computer company events in 2002

[email protected], one of the largest ISP's files for bankruptcy and closes its doors March, 02, 2002.

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

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

Roxio acquires 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 is released May 16, 2002.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2002

Rudolf HellRudolf Hell passes away March 11, 2002 (Age:101)

Ole-Johan Dahl passes away June 29, 2002 (Age: 70)

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

Edsger Dijkstra passes away August 6, 2002 (age 72)

Kristen Nygaard passes away August 10, 2002 (Age:75)

Geoffrey Dummer passes away September 9, 2002 (Age: 93)

Bob Wallace passes away September 20, 2002 (Age: 53)

Keith Uncapher passes away October 10, 2002 (Age: 80)

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