On June 5, 2002, the Mozilla 1.0 browser became available for download. Then he did not yet bear the name Firefox and became the most important competitor to the standard Windows version of that time Internet Explorer 6 (this is the same Explorer, which then hated all site developers and Microsoft itself). The server of hope Opera was then paid and was in its infancy, and from alternative programs for browsing the Internet, there was only Netscape Navigator, which by 2002 had safely recovered.
Mozilla 1.0: that's what the Internet window looked like 13 years ago The release of Mozilla was postponed several times and stretched out for 1.5 years: to the release, few people believed that the program would leave the experimental stage and would develop. The core of Mozilla was and remains the idea of free software – the developers have made sure that the browser was not a "thing in itself," in which any "glitch" can exist for years and is corrected somewhere up there, and refinements stumble upon laziness and employment Programmers of huge corporations. Today we can say with confidence that the idea of Mozilla was a success – with the help of "bells and whistles", or, as they are officially called, extensions, Firefox can be modified to suit itself in the smallest detail and work with websites as conveniently as possible.
Mozilla browsers several times followed the company logo Although in 2002 the Mozilla browser was chosen not for the possibility of "tuning", but for speed and correct display of sites – in the old days it could not boast of all browsers. Mozilla worked there, where Internet Explorer "hung" the computer, and at the same time did not allow the sites to "crawl" or worked incompletely. The tabs first introduced in Opera also worked in Mozilla, and the browser also offered a rare function: blocking ads and numerous pop-ups on congested sites. A little later, Mozilla was named Firefox, and today it's "up to 38" and is the third most popular browser in the world after Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. On June 5, 2006, NVIDIA unveiled the "world's fastest graphics card" GeForce 7950 GX2. The flagship model consisted of two 90-nm G71 GPUs working on 2-Way-SLI technology, carrying 1 GB of video memory on board and "eating" about 140 watts above the maximum load.
NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2 The video card supported resolution up to 2560×1440 pixels and already supported hardware acceleration of video in H.264 format. As for gaming performance – with such a video accelerator it was possible to play boldly in "cool" (for 2006) games like Call of Duty 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Half-life 2 or Need for Speed: Carbon at 1600×1200 resolution. Dual video chips on a single graphics card made it possible to build "monstrous" configurations Quad SLI – in this mode, for the sake of realistic graphics, two flagship video cards worked at once, and the number of video chips, respectively, reached four. Everyone could afford to buy this model – at the time of release the cost of GeForce 7950GX2 in retail varied from $ 645 to $ 700. But today you can get a performance that is similar to this model for a pittance: what used to be overwhelming computing power, today they show budget video cards – "plugs" for a couple of thousand rubles. On June 5, 2009, the world's first smartphone running Windows XP appeared. The model called xpPhone was introduced by Chinese company In Technology: engineers proudly told that their device will become a "real mobile computer", unlike "compromise" smartphones based on Symbian or Windows Mobile.
XpPhone – the world's first phone based on Windows XP Developers had to work hard to make the Microsoft system work properly in sleep mode and regularly receive voice online calls, along with SMS. It's clear that the desktop "operating system" was inconvenient to use even on a giant for those times the display with a diagonal of 4.8 inches at a resolution of 800×480 pixels, so the authors of xpPhone took care of writing a graphical interface for their mobile phone.
Design xpPhone In support of new technologies, the smartphone was not inferior to its mobile counterparts – in the presence of xpPhone was and GPS, and Wi-Fi, and even WiMax. The user had 64 GB of internal memory. Voice calls were supported on 3G networks, though in their Chinese variation (TD-SCDMA). The phone worked on the basis of the AMD Super Mobile processor, though it did not last long – 7 hours from the standard battery, and up to 12 hours from the battery of increased capacity.