Computer History - 2007
Major computer events in 2007
Other computer events in 2007
Apple announces in January 1, 2007 that it will drop computer from its name as it becomes a company who deals with more than computers.
The Storm Worm botnet is first discovered in January 2007 and is believed to have infected between 1 and 50 million computers. Once infected, a computer can be controlled to distribute more versions of the virus by sending out infected e-mails. They may also be used to gather information about the user or help in attacking other websites and computers.
Estonia becomes the first country to conduct an election over the Internet March 4, 2007
Justin Kan begins live streaming his life 24/7 on March 19, 2007 on the website Justin.tv.
Apple announces it will begin selling DRM-Free songs April 2, 2007.
Google releases Google Trends on May 22, 2007.
Google releases Google Street View May 25, 2007 that allows visitors of Google Maps to view of an area as if they were on the street.
The Apple iPhone Jailbreaking method is introduced to the public on July 10, 2007.
The Internet domain name business.com is sold on July 26, 2007 to R.H. Donnelley for $345 Million USD.
On August 2, 2007 the US government announces the special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system (SWORDS) robots have been deployed in Iraq. These robots become the first armed gun robots to be remotely controlled by humans, each robot was equiped with a M249 machine gun.
Microsoft renames their SMS to SCCM in November 2007.
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is introduced to the public November 16, 2007.
Steve Jobs is inducted into the California Hall of Fame on December 5, 2007.
Albert Gonzalez along with others begin to attack the Heartland Payment Systems on December 26, 2007.
The Clojure programming language is created by Rich Hickey.
New computer products and services introduced in 2007
The Alpine e-mail client is introduced.
The netbook is introduced.
Intel releases the Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in January 2007
Intel releases the Core2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) January 21, 2007.
Trisquel GNU/Linux is released to the public January 30, 2007.
Intel releases the Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700 (8M Cache, 2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in April 2007
Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0) is released April 16, 2007.
Intel releases the Core 2 Duo Processor E4400 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) April 22, 2007.
AMD renames the Athlon 64 X2 processor line to just Athlon X2 and releases the first in that line, the Brisbane series (1.9 to 2.6 GHz, 512 KB L2 Cache) on June 1, 2007.
Intel releases the Core 2 Duo Processor E4500 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) July 22, 2007.
SoundCloud is established in Berlin, Germany in August of 2007.
Microsoft releases Family Safety to the public November 6, 2007.
Amazon.com releases the first Kindle in the United States November 19, 2007.
AMD releases the first Phenom X4 processors (2M Cache, 1.8 GHz to 2.6 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) on November 19, 2007.
Intel releases the Core 2 Duo Processor E4600 (2M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) October 21, 2007.
Apple introduces macOS X 10.5 code named Leopard October 26, 2007.
Computer companies founded in 2007
Cristie Software is founded.
Dropbox is founded.
Jimdo is started in February of 2007.
Tumblr is launched April 27, 2007.
Weebly is founded.
Zynga is founded in July of 2007.
Computer company events in 2007
Computer pioneer deaths in 2007
Douglas Ross passes away January 21, 2007 (Age: 78)
Jean Ichbiah passes away January 26, 2007 (Age: 67)
James Gray passes away January 28, 2007 (Age: 63)
Robert Adler passes away on February 15, 2007 (Age: 93)
John Backus passes away March 17, 2007 (Age: 83)
Karen Jones passes away April 4, 2007 (Age: 71)
Theodore Maiman passes away May 5, 2007 (Age: 80)
Donald Michie passes away July 7, 2007 (Age: 84)
Per Hansen passes away July 31, 2007 (Age: 68)
Winifred Asprey passes away October 19, 2007 (Age: 90)
David Morse passes away November 2, 2007 (Age: 64)
Gene Golub passes away November 16, 2007 (Age: 75)