Linked by snydeq on Mon 14th Jan 2013 18:46 UTC
Windows DOS 4.0, Zune, and Windows 8 are but a few of the landmarks among 25 years of failures Redmond-style, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard in a round-up of Microsoft's 13 worst missteps of all time. 'Over the years, Microsoft's made some incredibly good moves, even if they felt like mistakes at the time: mashing Word and Excel into Office; offering Sabeer Bhatia and cohorts $400 million for a year-old startup; blending Windows 98 and NT to form Windows 2000; sticking a weird Israeli motion sensor on a game box; buying Skype for an unconscionable amount of money. (The jury's still out on the last one.) Along the way, Microsoft has had more than its fair share of bad mistakes; 2012 alone was among the most tumultuous years in Microsoft history I can recall. This year you can bet that Redmond will do everything in its power to prove 2012 naysayers wrong. To do so, Microsoft must learn from the following dirty baker's dozen of its most dreck-laden decisions, the ones that have had the very worst consequences, from a customer's point of view.'
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RE[2]: Windows 8
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows 8"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

It cannot run x86 programs.


That's not an OS-inherent restriction, that's only because of the platform it was compiled for. Windows RT can perfectly well run desktop programs. Ergo, my point stands.

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RE[3]: Windows 8
by fran on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows 8"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

Probably right. I mean MS will be able to virtualize it.
If Intel did not come and spoil the party.

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