Computer History - 2004
Major computer events in 2004
Ubuntu was first released on October 20, 2004.
Other computer events in 2004
MySpace official site was launched in January 2004.
Google jumps into the Social Networking with the release of Orkut in January 2004.
The Netsky computer worm appeared 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 began being used in 2004.
The last official release of NEdit was in 2004.
Roblox began being created in 2004.
The Sasser computer worm appeared on April 30, 2004.
The first five reported killed in South Waziristan by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on June 18, 2004.
COPPA went into effect on July 1, 2004.
Google's initial public offering (IPO) of 19,605,052 shares became available at $85 a share on August 18, 2004.
The term Grayware was coined in September 2004.
Internet site Yelp was launched on October 13, 2004.
The first release of Ubuntu was released on October 20, 2004.
Google now indexes 8 billion web pages.
New computer products and services introduced in 2004
AMD released 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 was first introduced on November 9, 2004.
Cave Story was released for PC in 2004.
Computer companies founded in 2004
Tilera was founded in October 2004.
Business Machines was founded in 2004.
GrubHub was founded in 2004.
The NFC Forum was founded in 2004.
NZXT was founded in 2004.
Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein.
WidowPC was founded in 2004.
Computer company events in 2004
PC Maker Gateway closed all its retail stores on April 2, 2004.
Lindows changed its name to Linspire on April 14, 2004.
Kelkea purchased the assets of MAPS.
Google acquired Picasa in 2004.
Google acquired Keyhole in October 2004, which later becomes Google Earth.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2004
Herman Goldstine passed away on June 16, 2004 (Age: 91).
Bob Bemer passed away on June 22, 2004 (Age: 84).
Paul Cress passed away on August 20, 2004 (Age: 65).
Bob Evans passed away on September 2, 2004 (Age: 77).
Alain Glavieux passed away on September 24, 2004 (Age: 55).
Kenneth Iverson passed away on October 19, 2004 (Age: 83).
David Wheeler passed away on December 13, 2004 (Age: 77).