Rare Collection [WWW, Microsoft, Apple, HP, UNIX, Google, Intel, Sun, LINUX]

by Salman on January 17, 2009

Here are some brief and spicy stories about history of WWW, Microsoft, Apple, HP, UNIX, Google, Intel, Sun and LINUX.

  • World Wide Web [WWW]

Tim Berners Lee

Tim Berners Lee - Founder of the World Wide Web


Bill Gates

Picture Taken When Microsoft Was Started


Steve Woznaik (Sitting) and Steve Jobs

Steve Woznaik (Sitting) and Steve Jobs of APPLE Computers. He was three months late in filing a name for the business because he didn’t get any better name for his new company. So one day he told to the staff “If I’ll not get better name by 5 o’clock today, our company’s name will be anything he likes…” So at 5 o’clock nobody come up with better name, and he was eating APPLE that time. So he keep the name of the company ‘Apple Computers’


Bill Hewlett(H) And Dave Packard(P) Of HP

Bill Hewlett (H) and Dave Packard (P) of HP. Behind them in the picture is the famous HP Garage. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. And the winner was NOT Bill, the winner was Dave.

  • UNIX

Ken Thompson (L) And Dennis Ritchie (R)

Ken Thompson (L) and Dennis Ritchie (R), creators of UNIX. Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it ‘New B’. B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (Named after his wife Bonnie). He later called it C.


Google Guys (Larry Page(L) and Sergey Brin(R))

Larry Page(L) and Sergey Brin(R), founders of Google. Google was originally named ‘Googol’. After founders (Stanford graduates) Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’ !. So they kept name as GOOGLE.


Gordon Moore(L) And Bob Noyce(R)

Gordon Moore(L) and Bob Noyce(R), founders of Intel. Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore Noyce’. But that was already trademarked by a hotel chain. So they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics. INTEL

  • SUN

Andreas Bechtolsheim , Bill Joy, Scott Mc Nealy And Vinod Khosla

Andreas Bechtolsheim , Bill Joy, Scott Mc Nealy and Vinod Khosla of SUN (Stanford University Network) MicroSystems. UNIX was founded by four Stanford University buddies. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer, Vinod Khosla recruited him, Scott McNealy started to manufacture computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer. SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network .


Linus Torvalds Of Linux Operating System

Linus Torvalds originally used the Minix OS on his system which he replaced by his OS. Hence the working name was Linux (Linus’ Minix). He thought the name to be too egotistical and planned to name it Freax (free + freak + x). His friend Ari Lemmk encouraged Linus to upload it to a network so it could be easily downloaded. Ari gave Linus a directory called linux on his FTP server, as he did not like the name Freax. Linus like that directory name and he kept the name of his new OS to LINUX.

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