Computer History - 2005
Major computer events in 2005
YouTube is founded and comes online February 15, 2005.
Reddit is launched on June 23, 2005
Other computer events in 2005
Jeffrey Parson aka T33kid is convicted January 1, 2005 for the Blaster computer worm.
The Megaupload online service is founded March 21, 2005 by Kim Dotcom.
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is introduced March 22, 2005.
The Qi programming language is introduced in April of 2005.
Leo Laporte starts doing his show This Week in Tech on April 17, 2005.
The Mercurial version control system for software development is released April 19, 2005.
Microsoft announces it's next operating system, codenamed "Longhorn" will be named Windows Vista on July 23, 2005.
Shop.org coins the phrase Cyber Monday in November 2005.
The site Dailymotion comes online.
The term selfie starts to become popular.
Yahoo! acquires Ludicorp.
New computer products and services introduced in 2005
Google Maps is launched February 8, 2005.
Adobe Photoshop CS2 (9.0) is released April 4, 2005.
Version 1.0 of Damn Small Linux is first released April 13, 2005.
AMD releases 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 is released on April 24, 2005.
Google introduces its personalized homepage in May 2005, which was known as iGoogle. The service was later discontinued.
Kijiji is introduced in May of 2005.
The Pandora Internet Radio service is launched August 25, 2005.
Microsoft releases the Xbox 360, the second generation of their popular game console November 22, 2005.
Kubuntu is introduced.
OpenOffice.org 2.0 is released.
Verizon introduces FiOS.
uTorrent is released.
The online computer game Defense of the Ancients is released.
LibriVox is founded.
Maxthon, Ltd. releases the Maxthon Internet browser.
Computer companies founded in 2005
Etsy is founded on June 18, 2005.
Data Robotics is founded.
Noctua is established.
TeamViewer is founded.
Y Combinator begins operation in 2005.
Computer company events in 2005
SBC announced it would purchase AT&T for more than $16 Billion USD January 31, 2005.
Google acquires Urchin in March 2005, which later becomes Google Analytics.
MySpace is purchased by News Corporation for $580 Million US on July 18, 2005.
Yahoo! buys del.icio.us for $20 million December 12, 2005.
Maxtor is acquired by Seagate Technology December 21, 2005.
Canopus goes out of business.
Computer related movies released in 2005
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is released May 19, 2005.
Computer pioneer deaths in 2005
Ralph Slutz passes away in 2005 (Age: 88)
Jef Raskin passes away February 26, 2005 (Age:61)
Leonid Khachiyan passes away April 29, 2005 (Age:53)
George Dantzig passes away May 13, 2005 (Age: 91)
Eiichi Goto passes away June 12, 2005 (Age: 74)
Jack Kilby passes away June 20, 2005 (Age: 82)
Ralph Palmer passes away October 20, 2005 (Age: 96)
John Diebold passes away December 26, 2005 (Age:79)
Forrest Parry passes away December 31, 2005 (Age 84)