Personal Computers

A brief overview of the personal computer.

1947-10-01 00:00:00

Invent the transistor

Bell telephone Laboratories invent the transistor

1958-01-01 00:00:00

First integrated circuit

Texas Instruments, Jack Kilby completes building the first integrated circuit

1964-01-01 00:00:00


John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz develop the BASIC programming language at Dartmouth college

1975-01-01 00:00:00


Bill Gates and Paul Allen implement BASIC for Altair and found Microsoft

1976-01-01 00:00:00

Apple 1

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found apple computer and begin selling apple 1 computer boards

1977-01-01 00:00:00

Apple 2

Apple introduces apple 2 computer, and Radio Shack introduces the TRS-80 computer

1978-01-01 00:00:00

Atari 400 and 800

Intel releases the 4.77 MGz 8086 processor and Atari introduces the Atari 400 and 800 computer

1979-01-01 00:00:00

Personal Computer

Texas Instruments introduces the TI-99/4 personal Computer

1982-01-01 00:00:00

Spreadsheet softwear

Lotus development announces the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet softwear

1986-01-01 00:00:00

new processor

Intel ship the 16MHz 80386 processor and Compaq computer introduces the first 80386 based computer

1987-01-01 00:00:00

Macintosh 2

Apple introduces the Macintosh 2

1989-01-01 00:00:00

Macintosh portable

Intel introduces the 25 MHz 486 processor and apple computer ships Macintosh portable

1990-01-01 00:00:00


Microsoft ships window 3.0

1991-01-01 00:00:00

Powerbook series

Apple introduces powerbook series

2000-01-01 00:00:00

Windows 2000

Microsoft releases window 2000

2002-01-01 15:32:24


Apple announces new IMac computer and a billion personal computes are shipped

2003-01-01 15:32:24

Mac 0s x

Apple releases the Mac OS X 10.3 "panther" with 100 new features

2005-01-01 15:32:24


Apple releases mac mini for $500 and Intel releases the first duel-core processor

2006-01-01 00:00:00

Windows vista

Microsoft releases windows vista to corporate clients

Personal Computers

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