Applications and Operating Systems Home Computers

This section includes some of the most well known operating systems Software and Application Software from the last 30 years, we have included both PC and Apple Mac as they are the 2 most common Personal Computers in use today.

Major Operating Systems Releases

MSDOS 1981
Mac OS 1984
Windows 1985
OS/2 1988
Windows 3.1 1992
Linux GNU General Public License Free 1992
Windows NT 3.1 1993
Windows 95 1995
NT 4.0 1996
Windows 98 1998
Windows 2000 2000
Mac OS X 2001
Windows XP 2001
Windows CE 2002
Windows Vista 2007

Major Internet Browser Releases

Mosaic browser 1993
Netscape web browser 1994
Netscape 1.2 1995
Netscape Navigator 2 1996
Internet Explorer 3 1996
Opera 2.1 1996
Netscape Communicator 4.0 1997
Internet Explorer 4 1997
Opera 3 1998
Internet Explorer 5 1999
Netscape 6.0 2000
Opera 6 2001
Internet Explorer 6 2001
Safari for Mac 2003
Mozilla Firefox 1 2004
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 2005
Internet Explorer 7 2006

Major Software Releases Office Applications including Word Processing and Spreadsheets

AppleWorks Word Processing - Mac
Lotus Word Pro
Microsoft Word - Windows and Mac
Microsoft Works Word Processor
WordPerfect

Older Apps
WordStar
DisplayWrite
MacWrite
MultiMate


Spreadsheet Software
Current
AppleWorks
Lotus 123
Framework
Excel
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet
StarOffice Calc

Older Apps
VisiCalc
Desktop Publishing Software QuarkXPress
Microsoft Publisher
Apple Pages
CorelDraw
Pagemaker
Ventura Publisher
Other Applications Software and OS