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1994 – Microsoft releases the second version of the Windows NT OS – Windows NT 3.5 in two flavors; NT Workstation and NT Server. This replaced NT 3.1 and was the first Windows NT version to have a Server and Workstation version. NT 3.5 integrated Winsock and TCP/IP support for dial-up and networking. NT 3.5 also initiated FTP and LPR printer support. The VFAT option also allowed for naming conventions up to 255 characters.
This version was a problematic one, especially since it couldn’t install on a machine with a Pentium processor inside. Therefore, NT 3.5.1 was released in 1995 to supplement.
- The Corpus Clock is revealed
- Corel Paint Shop Pro v 7.0
- The Hobbit is published
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1954 – Fortran is a blend from the IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System that started as the assembly language for the IBM 704. A general-purpose, procedural programming language that is suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. Purple Codes broken Red Hat 2.0 released Large Hadron Collider to shut down Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe! Apple Podcasts | Android […]
1989 – 4 years after resigning from Apple, Steve Jobs and his newest company NeXT finally release the NeXTstepOS. It is a Unix based system, with some aspects of BSD and using the Mach kernal. This is the OS that will eventually merge into Apple when Jobs comes back. 1990 – The NeXTstation is finally […]
2008 -Sarah Palin succumbed to a hacker in a different way – through her Yahoo! email. The infiltrator gained access by using common information to reset the password. David Kernell then posted her email and new password on 4chan.org under the alias “Rubico”. It showed that by using common information to set up an account, it […]
1997– Microsoft purchased WebTV back in April for $425 Million. It didn’t take long for the Justice department to clear the purchase, so Microsoft geared down to integrate the WebTV machine. Today, Microsoft showed off the new and improved WebTV. Unfortunately, it was still using Dial up. Back in 97, broadband wasn’t a common thing […]
2008– Napster has been trying to solidify their name since they went legit. They forged the way with music downloads in the 1990’s but struggled after. Enter Best Buy. They saw the opportunity and laid down $121 Million for the company. Best Buy owned the service until 2011 when Napster merged with Rhapsody. Best Buy […]
1973 – IBM had a suit filed in January of 1972 by Telex. They accused IBM of monopolizing the “plug compatible” equipment market. This included tape and disk drives, along with other add-on memories. Judge Sherman Christensen hands down his 222 page verdict. He found that both Telex and IBM were guilty for the allegations […]