Home Reverse colors Help
Single page Previous Contents Next

Free Software: an Overview
9 / 49


1960s IBM has 70 to 80% of the world's harware and software market, and invents the notion of series of compatible computers.
1965 DEC manufactures the first mini-computers.
1969 First version of the Unix operating system.
1971 Intel sells the first microprocessors.
1973 The first micro-computers.
1981 IBM lauches the Personal Computer (PC) and makes micro-computers respectable. It's operating system is Microsoft MS/DOS.
1984 Apple launches the Macintosh, with the first general public graphical user interface.
1984 Beginning of the GNU project.
1990 Windows 3.0.
1991 The development of Linux begins.
1994 Version 1.0 of Linux.
1998 Open Source Initiative.

Previous Contents Next