Mozilla firefox turned 4 on 9th November 2008. Even with just 4 years of development , firefox looks so mature and also captured 20% of the market globally and is the second most popular browser after Internet Explorer. Right now it supports more than 45 languages. Its available for most kinds of operating system Microsoft, Macintosh, Linux. Mozilla Firefox was initially called Pheonix and later as Firebird and later as Mozilla Firebird and finally it became popular to the world as Mozilla Firefox. Not yet tried firefox, download it here- Download Mozilla
Computer Worm turns 20 today.
Very first computer worm originated on Nov 2 1988, when Robert Tappan Morris tried to estimate the size of the internet by an self-replicating application. It was designed to propagate across Unix systems and exploited vulnerabilities to gain entry. But unfortunately his program had a bug and far more progation attempts were made , than it was necessary, causing the targetted machine to slow down or shut down, as his application consumed lot of system resources.
Right now Robert Tappan Morris is a Professor at MIT and co-founder of Y-Combinator, a venture incubator that helps ignite promising startups.
Happy Birthday Bill !
William Henry Gates, III was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. Like him or not, he is the real Geek who deserves to be wished by each and everyone in this world.
Gates founded “Micro-soft” with Paul Allen in 1975. (The hyphen was dropped a year later.) Throughout the early years of the company. It is widely reported that Gates would review all of the code the company put out line-by-line, and would make changes to it as he saw fit.
Microsoft got its start by creating a BASIC interpreter for the Altair computer. It then formed a partnership with IBM to provide the PC-DOS operating system in 1980. In 1985, Microsoft Windows was first released to the retail public, and the rest, as they say, is computing history.