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Computer History - 1994

Year Event
1994 Commodore computers files Bankruptcy.
1994 Vice President Al Gore makes a speech where he coins the term "Information Superhighway."
1994 IBM releases OS/2 Warp.
1994 CDDI is adopted into the X3-T9.5 standard.
1994 VESA Local Bus 2.0 is released.
1994 Intel releases the second generation of Intel Pentium processors on March 7, 1994.
1994 Netscape (Mosaic Communications corporation) is found by Marc Andreesen and James H. Clark April 4, 1994.
1994 3DFX is founded.
1994 Microsoft introduces SMS, now known as SCCM.
1994 Iomega releases its Zip disk drive and diskettes.
1994 Red Hat Linux is founded.
1994 Microsoft releases its beta for Windows 95, code named Chicago.
1994 Rasmus Lerdorf creates PHP.
1994 IBM PCD introduces the IBM ThinkPad 775CD, the first notebook with an integrated CD-ROM.
1994 Hotwired sells the first banner ad to AT&T on October 27, 1994 and begins running the first Internet banner ad campaign.
1994 A mathematical flaw in the Intel Pentium involving the Pentium not correctly performing floating-point calculations is discovered. Later this leads to Intel millions of processors.
1994 YAHOO is created in April, 1994.
1994 Sunbelt Software is founded.
1994 The e-mail hoax "Good Times virus" is first sent out in e-mail. The hoax claimed that an e-mail containing "Good Times" in the subject was spreading on the Internet and if opened would erase everything on the hard drive and to forward the warning to all your friends. This e-mail continues to be sent out even today.
1994 MS-DOS 6.22 was released April, 1994.
1994 Intel introduces the Intel 486DX4 processor.
1994 ANSI approves the ATA standard May 12, 1994.
1994 Bashir Rameyev passes away May 16, 1918
1994 Microsoft releases Windows 3.11.
1994 Geek Squad is founded June 16, 1994.
1994 Jay Miner passes away June 20, 1994.
1994 Norway's telecom company, Telenor, starts a research project that later becomes Opera Software
1994 Microsoft Windows NT 3.5 was released September 21, 1994.
1994 The W3C organization is founded by Tim Berners-Lee on October 1, 1994.
1994 Commodore completed its file for bankruptcy.
1994 The Mach Project ends.
1994 Mosaic Netscape 0.9, the first Netscape browser is officially released October 13, 1994. This browser also introduces the Internet to Cookies.
1994 Perl 5.000 is released October 17, 1994.
1994 Professor Thomas Nicely sends an e-mail on October 30, 1994 describing the Intel FPU bug.
1994 domain is registered November 1, 1994.
1994 WXYC (89.3 FM Chapel Hill, NC USA) becomes first traditional radio station to announce broadcasting on the Internet November 7, 1994.
1994 Mosaic branches off the company Netscape November 14, 1994.
1994 The W3C organization holds its first meeting December 14, 1994.
1994 Netscape version 1 is released.
1994 On December 24, 1994 Unisys and CompuServe announced that they expected licensing fees for software that creates and displays GIF images. This caused a lot of hysteria among developers and website owners using GIF images because of potential future GIF taxes that lead to the development of the PNG format.

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