1980s

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 11-01-2001 Print Email

1980s

In Technology: The Networked PC
In Business: Wall Street Triumphant

MSOPS $.005
DOW 875.90

1980

Total computers worldwide exceed 5 million

1981

IBM introduces the first PC

1982

Microsoft licenses MS-DOS to manufacturers

1984

Apple introduces the Macintosh

William Gibson introduces the term "cyberspace" in his novel Neuromancer

Michael Dell founds Dell Computer

1985

Microsoft ships Windows 1.0

1986

Burroughs and Sperry merge to form Unisys Corp.

Compaq introduces the first Intel 80386-based PC

1988

Apollo, Ardent and Stellar announce the first graphics supercomputers

1989

Intel announces the 80486 processor

Ray Ozzie creates Lotus Notes

Compaq releases the first battery-powered, fully functional notebook computer

 

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