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ZDNet through the years, 1997-2010

ZDNet has been on the Internet for a long time -- all the way back to 1991. Here's a look at ZDNet's design through the years, from 1997 to 2010.
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By Andrew Nusca, Former editor on
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ZDNet in December 1997. The hot topic of the day: Microsoft Windows 95.

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ZDNet Downloads in December 1998, when Beanie Babies were all the rage.

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ZDNet in August 2000. The latest news: Microsoft Money 2001, the Adobe-Macromedia lawsuit and Windows 2000 tips.

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ZDNet on Sept. 14, 2001, just three days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, the title bar and logo is missing from this screen capture.

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ZDNet in September 2002. One story: "Over 60 percent of large corporations plan to deploy wireless apps within the next two years. If that prediction makes you roll your eyes with jaded disbelief, you're not alone."

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ZDNet in Sept. 2003. (Unfortunately, the entire page wasn't archived.) A new product: the Dell Latitude X300, with a 1.2 GHz Pentium M processor, 640MB RAM, 40GB hard drive, external DVD/CD-RW drive, 12.1-inch display, 802.11b/g wireless and Microsoft Windows XP Professional...all for just over $2,000.

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ZDNet in August 2004. Breaking news: AMD demonstrates dual-core chips, and Microsoft is planning a little something called Windows "Longhorn."

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ZDNet in February 2005. Unfortunately, the Internet Wayback Machine couldn't load most of this page's parts, but you can still see headlines, such as the one about IBM and Lenovo striking a deal.

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ZDNet in December 2005. Apple is working to patch flaws in its Mac OS X operating system, the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg proclaims that mobile phones "rule," and Shai Agassi -- then with SAP -- declares that services are the way of the future.

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ZDNet in December 2006. Intel's quad-core Xeon 5355 is new, and so is Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn," only in alpha at press time.

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ZDNet in August 2009. Clearwire said 2009 would be WiMax's "tipping point," and Microsoft was up to its neck in litigation in Europe from the "browser ballot" snafu.

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ZDNet in July 2010. Big theme of the day: mobile, with Windows Mobile Phone 7 and the Motorola Droid X stealing the limelight.

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