Computer History - 2004
Major computer events in 2004
Ubuntu is first released on October 20, 2004.
Other computer events in 2004
MySpace official site is launched January 2004.
Google jumps into the Social Networking with the release of Orkut in January 2004.
The Netsky computer worm appears on February 18, 2004.
In February 2004 Google is now indexing six billion items, including 4.28 billion web pages and 880 million images.
WPA2 begins being used.
The last official release of NEdit is in 2004.
Roblox begins being created.
The Sasser computer worm appears on April 30, 2004.
The first five reported killed in South Waziristan by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) June 18, 2004.
COPPA goes into effect July 1, 2004.
Google's initial public offering (IPO) of 19,605,052 shares becomes available at $85 a share August 18, 2004.
The term Grayware is coined in September of 2004.
Internet site Yelp is launched on October 13, 2004.
The first release of Ubuntu is released October 20, 2004.
Google now indexes 8 billion web pages.
New computer products and services introduced in 2004
AMD releases the first Sempron processor on July 28, 2004, with a 1.5 GHz to 2.0 GHz clock speed and 166 MHz bus speed.
Firefox 1.0 is first introduced on November 9, 2004.
Cave Story is released for PC in 2004.
Computer companies founded in 2004
Tilera is founded in October of 2004.
Business Machines is founded.
The NFC forum is founded.
NZXT is founded.
Vimeo is founded in November by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein.
WidowPC is founded.
Computer company events in 2004
PC Maker Gateway closes all its retail stores April 2, 2004.
Lindows changes it's name to Linspire April 14, 2004.
Kelkea purchases the assets of MAPS.
Google acquires Picasa.
Google acquires Keyhole in October 2004, which later becomes Google Earth.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2004
Herman Goldstine passes away June 16, 2004 (Age: 91)
Bob Bemer passes away June 22, 2004 (Age: 84)
Paul Cress passes away August 20, 2004 (Age: 65)
Bob Evans passes away September 2, 2004 (Age: 77)
Alain Glavieux passes away September 24, 2004 (Age: 55)
Kenneth Iverson passes away October 19, 2004 (Age:83)
David Wheeler passes away December 13, 2004 (Age: 77)