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March 19, 2009: Internet Explorer (IE 8) Released

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March 19, 2009 :Internet Explorer 8 is released

2009 – The face of browsers was changing. Mozilla had made a major push for the browser market and Google had entered into the market with the Chrome browser. In the meantime, Microsoft was getting pressure from the European Union for it’s bundling of the browser on the operating system. Still, Internet Explorer continues on and releases IE8

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  • IBM PC jr is discontinued
  • Apple releases the Mac IIfx
  • Palm introduces the M500 and M505 handhelds
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March 10, 1988: Uncensored Bulletin Board System Launched

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March 10, 1988: The Uncensored BBS is Launched

1988- Ignatius T. Foobar launches one of the more interesting and long-lasting Bulletin board systems in the Uncensored BBS. Of course, his name was really Art Cancro, but Ignatius used an Altos 586 running Citadel/UX software. This BBS is still running to this day, even though dial-up access has been discontinued since 2001.

Wikazine – Full show notes for March 10

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  • Richard D Kenadek is sentenced in the Davy Jones Locker BBS case
  • Gene Roddenberry’s ashes are launched into space
  • Google releases Android 1.1
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February 27, 1998: Apple Discontinued Newton

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February 27, 1998: Apple Newton is discontinued

1998 – After Steve Jobs takes the role of Acting CEO (After the firing of Gil Amelio) he decides to trim some of the product fat. In result, the Apple Newton – it’s attempt at a PDA – was officially discontinued after 5 years.  But not all was lost off this, for the mobile applications got shifted into their other Mac OS technologies. Cyberdog and OpenDOC were two other Apple programs that were discontinued after Jobs took the helm again.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 27

  • Netscape makes their source Code available
  • Google relaunches Jotspot
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February 24, 1997: Pixar, Disney, 5 Year Movie Agreement

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February 24, 1997 – Disney and Pixar 5 movie agreement

1997 – Walt Disney and Pixar enter into a 5 movie agreement in 10 months. They would share costs, profit and logo credits. The two would come into issues after Toy Story 2, which ultimately were resolved in 2006 when Disney purchased Pixar.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 23

  • Borland unveils the Delphi Development Tool
  • EA acquires Dreamworks
  • Google sells Clearwire for $47 million
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February 22, 1999: AMD K6-III Sharptooth Processor

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February 22, 1999 – AMD released K6-III

1999 - AMD releases the AMD K6-III Processor in speeds of 400 and 450 MHz. It would feature a 64KB Level 1 cache and a 256KB Level 2 cache. The 3DNow! graphics instructions would be supported, along with Direct X 6.0. There were 21.3 million transistors on the 0.25 micron process wafer.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 22

  • Palm introduces the Palm IIIc and Palm IIIxe
  • Popcorn is introduced to the Pilgrims by Quadequina
  • Gawker puts Defamer up for sale
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February 20, 1986: Launch of Mir Space Station

MIR Space Station

February 20, 1986: MIR Space Station launched

1986 - The first piece of the Mir Space Station is launched. With 6 docking ports and labs for research, the Space Station was expected to push us into the stars. The term “Mir” is Russian for “Peace”.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 20

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February 15, 1946: ENIAC Debuts at University of Pennsylvania

ENIAC

February 15, 1946: ENIAC Debuts

1946J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly debut the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). 17,468 vacuum tubes at 100,000 pulses/second. It was part of a $400,000 contract from the U.S. Army

The computer was actually announced on Feb 14th, but the dedication happened on the 15th.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 15

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February 12, 2001: Anna Kournikova Virus Hits Internet

Anna-Kournikova-Virus

February 12, 2001: Anna Kournikova Virus hits

2001- Jan de Wit – a.k.a. “OnTheFly” sends out an email stating that it is a picture of the famous tennis player. Of course it turned out to be a a Worm that takes down tens of thousands of computers. Most companies will shut off their email to the world just to prevent from getting it. De Wit would then be arrested two days later and sentenced to 150 hours community service.

Wikazine – Full show notes for February 12

  • Packard Bell employee opens fire
  • Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 source code is leaked
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