Computer History - 2005

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2005

YouTube was founded and came online on February 15, 2005.

Intel logoApple announced it plans on switching its machines to Intel processors on June 6, 2005.

Reddit was launched on June 23, 2005

Other computer events in 2005

Jeffrey Parson aka T33kid was convicted on January 1, 2005, for the Blaster computer worm.

The Megaupload online service was founded on March 21, 2005, by Kim Dotcom.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) was introduced on March 22, 2005.

The Qi programming language was introduced in April 2005.

Leo Laporte started doing his show "This Week in Tech" on April 17, 2005.

The Mercurial version control system for software development was released on April 19, 2005.

The first YouTube video entitled "Me at the zoo" was uploaded on April 23, 2005, by Jawed Karim.

Mobilinux for smartphones was announced on April 25, 2005.

IBM officially announced on July 14, 2005, that all sales of OS/2 would end on December 23, 2005, and that all support from IBM for OS/2 would end on December 16, 2005.

Microsoft announced its next operating system, code-named "Longhorn" would be named Windows Vista on July 23, 2005.

Google hires DARPA veteran Vint Cerf in September 2005 to carry on his quest for a global open Internet.

Shop.org coined the phrase Cyber Monday in November 2005.

The site Dailymotion came online in 2005.

The term selfie started to become popular in 2005.

Sun announces its intentions on moving away from the proprietary nature of Solaris and release most of its code base under the CDDL license and release Solaris under the new name OpenSolaris.

Yahoo! acquired Ludicorp in 2005.

New computer products and services introduced in 2005

Google Maps was launched on February 8, 2005.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0) was released on April 4, 2005.

Version 1.0 of Damn Small Linux was first released on April 13, 2005.

AMD released their first dual-core processor, the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2.0 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache per core), on April 21, 2005.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition was released on April 24, 2005.

Apple released VoiceOver, a screen reader utility for the visually impaired, on April 29, 2005.

Google purchased Urchin in April 2005 and later releases the product as Google Analytics.

Google introduces its personalized homepage in May 2005, which was known as iGoogle. The service was later discontinued.

Kijiji was introduced in May 2005.

The Pandora Internet Radio service was launched on August 25, 2005.

Google released Google Analytics in November 2005.

Microsoft released the Xbox 360, the second generation of their popular game console on November 22, 2005.

Kubuntu was introduced in 2005.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 was released in 2005.

AMD (with their Opteron ) and Intel both release their first versions of a dual-core processor in 2005.

Verizon introduced FiOS in 2005.

uTorrent was released in 2005.

The online computer game Defense of the Ancients was released in 2005.

LibriVox was founded in 2005.

Maxthon, Ltd. released the Maxthon Internet browser.

Computer companies founded in 2005

Etsy was founded on June 18, 2005.

Box was founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie.

Data Robotics was founded in 2005.

Noctua was established in 2005.

TeamViewer was founded in 2005.

Y Combinator began operation in 2005.

Computer company events in 2005

SBC announced it would purchase AT&T for more than $16 Billion on January 31, 2005.

Lenovo completes the acquisition of IBM's Personal Computing Division in 2005.

Google acquired Urchin in March 2005, which later becomes Google Analytics.

Yahoo! announced that it would acquire the popular photo service Flickr on March 21, 2005.

On June 1, 2005, PCChips announced that announced it would merge with Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS).

MySpace was purchased by News Corporation for $580 Million on July 18, 2005.

Google acquired Android on August 17, 2005.

On September 12, 2005, eBay acquired Skype for approximately $2.6 Billion.

Adobe completed its acquisition of Macromedia that included products such as Dreamweaver and Flash on December 3, 2005.

Yahoo! bought del.icio.us for $20 million on December 12, 2005.

Maxtor was acquired by Seagate Technology on December 21, 2005.

Canopus goes out of business.

Computer-related movies released in 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released on May 19, 2005.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2005

Ralph SlutzRalph Slutz passed away in 2005 (Age: 88).

Jef Raskin passed away on February 26, 2005 (Age: 61).

Leonid Khachiyan passed away on April 29, 2005 (Age: 53).

George Dantzig passed away on May 13, 2005 (Age: 91).

Eiichi Goto passed away on June 12, 2005 (Age: 74).

Jack Kilby passed away on June 20, 2005 (Age: 82).

Ralph Palmer passed away on October 20, 2005 (Age: 96).

John Diebold passed away on December 26, 2005 (Age: 79).

Forrest Parry passed away on December 31, 2005 (Age 84).

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