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Computer history 2000

Year Event
2000 Computers continue to work and the world doesn't come to an end on January 1, 2000 as some feared might happen because of the year 2000 bug.
2000 A glitch in a computer in the Washing D.C. air traffic control causes a shutdown of air traffic across the U.S. East Coast January 6, 2000.
2000 AOL acquires Time Warner and becomes AOL Time Warner
2000 Microsoft Bill Gates relinquishes his title as CEO to Microsoft President Steve Ballmer on January 13, 2000.
2000 The domain comes online January 21, 2000.
2000 EA releases The Sims, the best-selling PC game in history February 04, 2000.
2000 CNR is introduced by Intel February 07, 2000.
2000 Microsoft Windows 2000 was released February 17, 2000.
2000 U.S. Judge Thomas Penfield announced today after over 2-years in the court that Microsoft be split into two companies although will remain intact until the appeals process is exhausted.
2000 VeriSign agrees to acquire Network Solutions for $21 billion on March 7, 2000.
2000 On March 10, 2000 NASDAQ hits its record high and marks the turning point of the dot-com boom.
2000 Perl 5.6 is released March 22, 2000.
2000 Microsoft Pocket PC 2000 is introduced April 19, 2000.
2000 The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act becomes effective April 21, 2000.
2000 ATI introduces their Radeon product line on April 24, 2000.
2000 Young Filipino students releases the ILOVEYOU e-mail virus that begins infecting computers and spreading over the Internet starting on May 4, 2000. The virus becomes one of the most costly viruses ever, estimated causing over $10 billion dollars in damage because of the steps involved in cleaning a computer after it has been infected.
2000 Donald Davies passes away May 28, 2000 (age 76)
2000 On June 24, 2000 U.S. President Bill Clinton makes the first ever Presidential webcast among the announcements President Bill Clinton announces a new web site that will be able to search all government resources.
2000 Jack Kilby is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
2000 ATA-5 is approved by ANSI.
2000 Google announces it has indexed over one billion pages making it the Internet's largest search engine.
2000 Microsoft releases Windows ME June 19, 2000.
2000 Microsoft introduces C# to the public in June 2000.
2000 For the first time more than half of the households in America have Internet access on August 17, 2000 according to Nielsen.
2000 AT&T announces in October it will restructure over the next two years into a family of separate publicly held companies: AT&T Wireless, AT&T Broadband, and AT&T.
2000 Steve Wozniak is inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in September 2000.
2000 Google launches Google AdWords with 350 customers in October of 2000.
2000 Bill Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev become the first to enter the International Space Station November 2, 2000 in what later becomes the longest continuously inhabited spacecraft.
2000 Microsoft release DirectX 8, November 9, 2000.
2000 The site announces December 22, 2000 its site was hacked and that around 3.5 million customers credit cards were exposed.

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