On This Day in Technology History – September 29th

A guide to the historic events that happened on this day in tech history; HotJava is demo’ed and Microsoft release Word for MS-DOS.


1983 – Microsoft release Word for MS-DOS On this day in tech history

In the United States, Microsoft releases it’s first full-featured application, a word processor named Word for MS-DOS 1.00. The application means that the company leaves the role of developing only operating systems. The programme will be launched with a free demo copy distributed with every copy of PC World magazine which marks the the first time in history a magazine has included a floppy-disk.




1994 – HotJava

On this day in 1994, Programmers first demonstrate a prototype of HotJava to executives at Sun Microsystems. HotJava is a browser that uses Java technology. It was created as an attempt to transfer Sun’s new programming platform for use on the internet. HotJava would limited functionality compared to other browsers of its time but was continued until 2011.

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