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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]: DOS 4.0!
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE: DOS 4.0!"
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I just stated my memories of the time.

Eventually I moved into DR-DOS 5.0 when it got available.

Then back to MS-DOS (5.0) for whatever reason I cannot remember anylonger.

Finally when I got my hands on Windows 3.1, DOS became nothing more than a bootloader + gaming environment. Although by those days I was already using Stacker on my hard disk.

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RE[3]: DOS 4.0!
by zima on Sat 19th Jan 2013 22:40 in reply to "RE[2]: DOS 4.0!"
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Stacker? (I remember the name from somewhere; quick search didn't really give results)

Edited 2013-01-19 22:42 UTC

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