October 31, 2020
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Decade of Computers
A look of the advancement of technology through 1980-1989
⟶ Updated 5 Nov 2018 ⟶
List of edits
Start of IBM
Beginning of IBM
Compaq Computer Corp. was founded in 1982 by Rod Canion and other Texas Instruments Incorporated engineers. Compaq is the first company to introduce a clone of the IBM PC (the Compaq Portable in 1983) and become IBMs biggest challenger in the corporate market.
Apple released the Lisa computer on January 19, 1983, the first commercial computer with a GUI.
The 3.5-inch floppy diskette is introduced and later becomes an industry standard.
Dell Computers was founded on May 3, 1984, in Austin Texas.
On January 4th at CES, Commodore introduced the Commodore 128 PC with 8502 processor 128 kB of RAM and ROM cartridge port.
IBM PC Division (PCD) announced its first laptop computer, the PC Convertible, weighing 12 pounds, which is 18 pounds lighter than the earlier portable computer.
The first version of Adobe Illustrator was released for the Apple Macintosh in January 1987.
About 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.
Robert Morris released the Morris worm on November 22, 1988. It becomes one of the first major worms, infecting roughly 6,000 computers over the Internet and helping to establish the CERT Coordination Center.
The first Internet Service Provider known as "The World" began servicing customers.
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