Sunday, April 4, 2010

Microsoft turns 35

It was on this day in 1975 that Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Micro-Soft to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the MITS Altair 8800, this anniversary being especially poignant in light of the recent passing of MITS founder Ed Roberts on April 1rst, Apple, Inc.’s thirty-fourth anniversary.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Linux kernel 1.0 turns Sweet Sixteen

Dance for me, Stallman, dance!

As long as we’re celebrating nerdsylanian things, Wikipedia notes in its On This Day section:”1994 – Version 1.0.0 of the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel, was released, becoming one of the most prominent examples of open source software.” Looking forward to 3.0.0 very very soon, yes?