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Send tips (with links to source of data) or corrections to MoboCop ; 1924 : The Tabulating Machine Company is renamed to IBM. ; 1939 : Hewlett Packard is founded. ; 1947 : The first transistor is invented. ; 1957 : DEC is founded. ; 1966 : MoboCop was born. ; 1967 : IBM creates the first floppy disk. ; 1968 : Intel Corp is founded. ; 1969 : AMD is founded. : AT&T Bell Laboratories develop Unix. : Compuserve is founded. ; 1970 : Intel releases the first microprocessor - the 4004. : Intel announces the 1103, the first random-access memory (RAM). ; 1972 : The compact disc is invented. ; 1974 : Intel releases the 8080 microprocessor. ; 1975 : MITS ships one of the first PCs, the Altair 8800 with one kilobyte (KB) of memory: A mail-order kit for $397.00 : Paul Allen and Bill Gates and found Microsoft. : Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer. ; 1976 : Intel introduces the 8086 microprocessor. : Xerox develops the widely used networking protocol Ethernet. ; 1977 : Star Wars debuts. : ARCNET the first commercially network is developed. : The Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics is demonstrated. ; 1978 : The 5.25-inch floppy disk becomes an industry standard. : Epson introduces the TX-80 ; 1979 : The Motorola 6800 is released. : The Intel 8088 is released. : Phoenix is founded. : Texas Instruments releases the TI 99/4 personal computer. : Hayes markets its first modem. : Atari introduces coin-operated version of Asteroids. : 3COM is founded. ; 1980 : IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates to create DOS. : Microsoft licenses Unix and starts to develop a PC version, XENIX. : The first Tandy Color computer is introduced. : AST is founded. ; 1981 : Hewlett-Packard Superchip, the first 32-bit chip is introduced. : Intel ships the 8087 math coprocessor. : MS-DOS 1.0 was released. : IBM releases its IBM PC, which runs on DOS. : Commodore ships the VIC-20, which later becomes the world's most popular computer costing only $299.95. : Logitech is founded. : Adaptec is founded. ; 1982 : The Intel 80286 processor is announced. : Peter Norton creates Norton Utilities. : Sony releases its first Trinitron monitor. : Sun is incorporated. : Compaq Computer Corp. is founded. : MS-DOS version 1.25 is released. : Adobe is founded. ; 1983 : The IBM XT is first introduced. : The Apple IIe is introduced. : MS-DOS 2.0 was released. : Microsoft Windows was announced November, 1983 ; 1984 : ISA is expanded to 16-bit : The 3.5-inch floppy diskette is introduced. : Dell Computer is founded : IBM develops EGA. : Microsoft introduces MS-DOS 3.0 for the IBM PC AT and MS-DOS 3.1 for networks. : The Tandy 1000 personal computer is introduced. : University of Southern California professor Fred Cohen creates alarm when he warns the public about computer viruses. : Kings Quest 1: Quest for the crown is released to the public. : MoboCop graduates from High School : Cirrus is founded. ; 1985 : Intel introduces the 80386. : Microsoft and IBM begin collaboration on the next-generation operating system (OS/2). : Gateway 2000 is founded. : Microsoft Windows 1.0 is shipped. : ATI is founded. ; 1986 : MS-DOS 3.2 was released. ; 1987 : Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is established. : The SPARC processor is introduced by Sun. : IBM introduces VGA. : IBM introduces MCA. : MS-DOS 3.3 was released. : Microsoft and IBM release OS/2 1.0. : IBM introduces the PS / 2 personal computer. : IBM sends clone manufactures letters demanding retroactive licensing fees. ; 1988 : EISA is developed as an alternative to MCA. : Intel introduces the 16 MHz 80386SX microprocessor. : Creative Labs introduces the SoundBlaster : MS-DOS 4.0 was released. : MS-DOS 4.01 was released. ; 1989 : Intel releases the 486DX processor. : Asus is founded. ; 1990 : Intel releases the 80386SL processor. : Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 : The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online. : Creative Labs introduces the SoundBlaster Pro. : Microsoft and IBM stop working together to develop operating systems. : IBM introduces XGA. ; 1991 : Intel introduces the Intel 486SX : Advanced Micro Devices introduces the Am386DX. : The Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) is developed by Intel, Xircom and Zenith Data Systems. : Linux is introduced. : World Wide Web is launched. : Microsoft changes the name of OS/2 to Windows NT. : MS-DOS 5.0 was released. ; 1992 : Intel releases the 486DX2. : Intel introduces the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI). : VESA local bus is introduced. : Microsoft and Hewlett Packard develops ECP. ; 1993 : Intel develops PPGA. : Intel releases the Pentium Processor. : IrDA is founded. : The EPA establishes Energy Star. : PowerPC processor for the Apple Power Mac is introduced. : DOOM by IdSoftware was released. : Myst is released. ; 1994 : A mathematical flaw in the Intel Pentium is discovered. : Intel releases the IntelDX4 processor. : YAHOO is created : Netscape is founded. : Commodore computers files Bankruptcy. : Microsoft releases its beta for Windows 95. : Rasmus Lerdorf creates PHP. : MS-DOS 6.22 was released. : Microsoft releases Windows 3.11. ; 1995 : Intel releases the new motherboard form factor ATX. : USB standard is released. : Microsoft Releases Windows 95. : Amazon.com is officially opened. ; 1996 : Intel releases the 200 MHz Pentium. : Cyrix ships the 133 MHz Media GX processor. : NEC merges with Packard Bell. : Creative Labs introduces the 3D Blaster card. ; 1997 : Intel introduces the MMX chip. : The Intel Pentium II 233 MHz processor is released. : AMD introduces the K6 processor. : Advanced Graphics Port or AGP design is released. : Cyrix is established. : DVDs go on sale. : Microsoft announces Windows 98. ; 1998 : Intel releases the 266 MHzCeleron processor. : Intel releases the 333, 350, and 400 MHz Pentium II. : AMR is released : Award becomes part of Phoenix : Compaq purchases Digital Equipment Corporation : Hearings open between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. : Microsoft Windows 98 is officially released. : Apple introduces the iMac. ; 1999 : Intel releases the Pentium III 500 MHz. : AMD releases the Athlon processor. : Cyrix releases the MII processor. : Intel announces the Pentium III processor. : VIA Technologies announces it will acquire Cyrix from National Semiconductor. : NVIDIA introduces the GPU. ; 2000 : CNR is introduced. : AMD introduces the 850 MHz Athlon processor. : Intel begins shipping a 1 GHz processor. : Intel introduces the 400, 450, and 500 MHz mobile Celeron processors. : Intel announces the processor code-named "Willamette" will formally be called Pentium 4. : AMD releases the 1.1 GHz Athlon processor. : Microsoft Windows 2000 is released. ; 2001 : Intel recalls its 1.13 GHz Pentium III processors. : Bill Gates unveils the Xbox. : Microsoft Windows XP home and professional editions are released. ; 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