The year began with huge merger news: after being linked with startup Be, Apple said it planned to buy Steve Jobs' Next.
The first Pentium MMX PCs began to appear.
Macro viruses were on the rampage.
DRAM prices were jumping up.
Troubled Italian giant Olivetti sold its PC operation.
Microsoft started the big IE 4.0 striptease.
Andrew Grove joined the illustrious chorus of experts telling us Europe is behind the US in IT
The 56Kbps modems picture was beginning to get even nastier.
3Com said it was to purchase US Robotics, just one of several networking mergers and acquisitions.
Microsoft and Intel led the bandwagon announcing the Net PC.
Intel sued Cyrix and AMD over the MMX nomenclature
AMD's K6 arrived.
On a lighter note, a tech mag fell for Tosh's left-handed notebook.
The first mention of 14.1-inch screen notebooks.
Just another instalment in a long-running squabble: Symantec accused McAfee of code theft.
Intel released 'Klamath', the Pentium II.
Digital sued Intel over chip patents.
Hacker Kevin Mitnick got 22 months.
Research said 72 per cent of Web users hit on porn sites
Microsoft's presence in the UK Java Forum caused a rumpus.
AOL went flat rate.
Ascend and Cascade completed their merger.
Year 2000 bug frenzy was building.
A guy shot a PC.
Intel shipped the 440LX chipset.
Apple moved the goalposts on Mac cloners
AOL, CompuServe and WorldCom teamed up in a three-way deal
Microsoft and Viglen said they will jointly badge a home PC.