Computer History - 2007
Major computer events in 2007
Other computer events in 2007
Apple announced on January 1, 2007, that it would drop computer from its name as it became a company who deals with more than computers.
The Storm Worm botnet was 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 became the first country to conduct an election over the Internet on March 4, 2007.
Justin Kan began live streaming his life 24/7 on March 19, 2007, on the website Justin.tv.
Apple announced it would sell DRM-Free songs on April 2, 2007.
Google released Google Trends on May 22, 2007.
Google released Google Street View on May 25, 2007, which allows visitors of Google Maps to view of an area as if they were on the street.
The Apple iPhone jailbreaking method was introduced to the public on July 10, 2007.
The Internet domain name business.com was sold on July 26, 2007, to R.H. Donnelley for $345 million.
On August 2, 2007, the US government announced SWORDS (special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system) robots had been deployed in Iraq. These robots become the first armed gun robots to be remotely controlled by humans; each robot was equipped with an M249 machine gun.
Microsoft renamed their SMS to SCCM in November 2007.
The OLPC (one laptop per child) was introduced to the public on November 16, 2007.
Steve Jobs was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on December 5, 2007.
Albert Gonzalez along with others began to attack the Heartland Payment Systems on December 26, 2007.
The Clojure programming language was created by Rich Hickey.
New computer products and services introduced in 2007
The Alpine e-mail client was introduced.
The netbook was introduced in 2007.
Intel released the Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8M cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in January 2007.
Intel released the Core2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on January 21, 2007.
Trisquel GNU/Linux was released to the public on January 30, 2007.
Intel released the Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700 (8M cache, 2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in April 2007.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0) was released on April 16, 2007.
Intel released the Core 2 Duo Processor E4400 (2M cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on 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 released the Core 2 Duo Processor E4500 (2M cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on July 22, 2007.
SoundCloud was established in Berlin, Germany in August 2007.
Microsoft released Family Safety to the public on November 6, 2007.
Amazon.com released the first Kindle in the United States on November 19, 2007.
AMD released the first Phenom X4 processors (2M cache, 1.8 GHz to 2.6 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) on November 19, 2007.
Intel released the Core 2 Duo Processor E4600 (2M cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on October 21, 2007.
Apple introduced macOS X 10.5 code-named Leopard on October 26, 2007.
Computer companies founded in 2007
ACube Systems was founded in January 2007.
Jimdo was started in February 2007.
Tumblr was launched on April 27, 2007.
Zynga was founded in July 2007.
Cristie Software was founded in 2007.
Dropbox was founded in 2007.
Heroku was founded in 2007.
Realm Computers was founded in 2007.
Scribd was founded in 2007
Weebly was founded in 2007.
Computer company events in 2007
Computer pioneer deaths in 2007
Douglas Ross passed away on January 21, 2007 (Age: 78).
Jean Ichbiah passed away on January 26, 2007 (Age: 67).
James Gray passed away on January 28, 2007 (Age: 63).
Robert Adler passed away on February 15, 2007 (Age: 93).
John Backus passed away on March 17, 2007 (Age: 83).
Karen Jones passed away on April 4, 2007 (Age: 71).
Theodore Maiman passed away on May 5, 2007 (Age: 80).
Donald Michie passed away on July 7, 2007 (Age: 84).
Per Hansen passed away on July 31, 2007 (Age: 68).
Winifred Asprey passed away on October 19, 2007 (Age: 90).
David Morse passed away on November 2, 2007 (Age: 64).
Gene Golub passed away on November 16, 2007 (Age: 75).