• Monday30th December 1996

    Adobe Flash Player has been released

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    Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to Web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for "Rich Internet Applications" ("RIAs"). Flash manipulates vector an... see all details



  • Friday20th December 1996

    Steve Jobs returns to Apple

    events_image On December 20 1996, Financially struggling Apple Inc. bought NeXT Computers for $427 million, which brought Steve Jobs back to Apple. Where he was named as interim Chief Executive, September 17 1997.



  • Saturday30th November 1996

    Adobe Flash Player for Mac has been released

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    The Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed proprietary multimedia and application player created by Macromedia and now developed and distributed by Adobe after its acquisition. Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by the Adobe Flash authoring tool, by Adobe Flex or by a number of othe... see all details



  • Saturday30th November 1996

    ACDSee has been released

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    ACDSee is a shareware image viewer software for Windows developed by ACD Systems. The current version (as of September 2005) is 8. Besides the usual thumbnail viewing of folders and file type conversion, key features of ACDSee include slideshow presentations, CD/DVD burning, HTML gallery creation, i... see all details



  • Saturday16th November 1996

    Windows CE released

    events_image Windows CE is a distinct operating system and kernel, rather than a trimmed-down version of desktop Windows. It is not to be confused with Windows Embedded Standard which is an NT-based componentized version of desktop Microsoft Windows.



  • Tuesday1st October 1996

    WinZip has been released

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    WinZip is a commercial file archiver designed for Microsoft Windows users, developed by WinZip Computing (formerly known as Nico Mak Computing). It uses PKWARE's PKZIP format, and can also handle a number of other archive formats. It is a commercial product with a free evaluation version. WinZip be... see all details



  • Tuesday13th August 1996

    Internet Explorer has been released

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    Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE or MSIE, is a proprietary graphical web browser made by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. It has been the most widely-used web browser since 1999. Internet Explorer has been designed to view the broadest range of web ... see all details



  • Wednesday31st July 1996

    Windows NT 4.0 released

    events_image Windows NT 4.0 was released to manufacturing on July 31, 1996, It is a 32-bit Windows system available in both workstation and server editions with a graphical environment similar to that of Windows 95.



  • Sunday2nd June 1996

    IrfanView has been released

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    IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, which whole "creativity" is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView is stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs... see all details



  • Monday22nd April 1996

    Opera has been released

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    Opera started out as a research project in Norway's largest telecom company, Telenor, in 1994, and branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA in 1995. Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser, a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platfor... see all details



  • Monday1st January 1996

    Globalscape Inc.

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    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. is a software company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The company's products are considered part of the managed file transfer (MFT) category, on which Gartner and Aberdeen Group have recently published reports. These products are aimed at helping businesses and indiv... see all details