Computer History - 2005

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2005

Intel logoYouTube is founded and comes online February 15, 2005.

Apple announces it plans on switching its machines to Intel processors June 6, 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.

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

Mobilinux for smartphones is announced on April 25, 2005.

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

Microsoft announces it's next operating system, codenamed "Longhorn" will be named Windows Vista on July 23, 2005.

Google hires DARPA veteran Vint Cerf September 2005 to carry on his quest for a global open Internet. coins the phrase Cyber Monday in November 2005.

The site Dailymotion comes online.

The term selfie starts to become popular.

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! 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.

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

Google purchases 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 is introduced in May of 2005.

The Pandora Internet Radio service is launched August 25, 2005.

Google releases Google Analytics in November 2005.

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

Kubuntu is introduced. 2.0 is released.

AMD and Intel both release their first versions of a dual-core processor.

Verizon introduces FiOS.

uTorrent is released.

The online computer game Defense of the Ancients is released.

AMD introduces dual core technology for their Opteron line of processors.

LibriVox is founded.

Maxthon, Ltd. releases the Maxthon Internet browser.

Computer companies founded in 2005

Etsy is founded on June 18, 2005.

Box is founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie.

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.

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

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

Yahoo! announces that it will 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 is purchased by News Corporation for $580 Million US on July 18, 2005.

Google acquires Android on August 17, 2005.

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

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

Yahoo! buys 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 SlutzRalph 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)

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