21 Astonishing Tech Facts One Must Know!

Here are some astonishing tech facts, have a look at it. :-)

  1. The Windows 95 and Windows 98 logos were created with freehand on a Macintosh.
  2. Windows 3.1 was a big hit when it was released and within two months, 3 million copies were sold out.
  3. The Japanese version of MS Office has an virtual office assistant that you can’t find in any other versions. The ‘Office Lady’ serves tea.
  4. Bill Gates’ home was designed using a Mac!
  5. Name “Adobe” Adobe software came from the name of the river Adobe Creek. The river ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.
  6. Bill Gates’ first company was “Traf-O-Data”. Company developed the software to analyse traffic.
  7. A refresh rate of 85 Hz on your monitor means that every single pixel is refreshed 85 times in a second.
  8. Intel is short form of Integrated Electronics.
  9. Intel’s ‘Intel Inside’ logo was made on an Apple Macintosh.
  10. Google name came from the mathematical figure googol which has the meaning of ‘one followed by a hundred zeros’.
  11. The technical word “Bug” and “Debug” which we use in programming language were first used by Grace Murray Hopper. She found a moth in Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator at Harvard University, she called it bug and debugged it by removing from that machine.
  12. Satyam Online was the first private Internet Service Provider that offered Internet connections in India in 1998.
  13. ARPANET which stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network of United States Department of Defense was the first ‘Internet’ launched in 1969.
  14. AT&T manufactured the first commercial modem in 1962, the modem’s name was “Bell 103”.
  15. The most pricy domain name was ‘business.com’. It was purchased by eCommerce companies for $7.5 million in 1999.
  16. Pacman which was one of the most popular arcade games of all times, was released in 1980.
  17. On April 18, 2005, Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia for about $3.4 billion in stock. “Macromedia Flash” was most renowned product of Macromedia which is now called as “Adobe Flash”.
  18. Yahoo! Word came from Gulliver’s Travels witten by Jonathan Swift.
  19. After English, Japanese and German are the most used languages on internet.
  20. A hacker with gentle intentions is called a ‘white hat’.
  21. The full form of HCL is Hindustan Computers Limited. It was started in 1976 in India and has two business enterprises namely HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems.

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