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I don`t own a cat.....
By:  Ordeith (Moderators; 10278)
Posted on: 03-16-2012 20:55.
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Vista:
Good, improvement over XP in many ways, lives on in Windows 7, Windows 8, and sure to be more after that.

Zune:
Good, improvement over iCosystem in almost every way. Poorly marketed. Lives on in Xbox and Windows Phone. Remains the best subscription service in existence.

Windows Mobile (Windows CE):
Good it its day, brought down PALM, World moved on in much the same way they did from OS9 to OSX, or Win32 to WinNT. Better product emerged and it stopped improving.
Windows CE lives on and powers nearly every ATM, WMS, POS Payment terminal, and Automated production line in the world.

Hotmail:
Always decent, still around, still improving. Still the most used, best, and most full featured free e-Mail available. I don't know why it was even brought up.

Kin:
Decent, priced too high by Verizon for the market, discontinued instead of improved.

PlaysForSure:
Great concept. MS waited too long for their partners (like creative) to do something about Apple before giving up and making their own service.

Bing Cashback -> Bing Rewards. Still around - getting a free Redbox rental and 500MS points for the 360 from it today, in fact.

HD DVD:
A physical format to bridge optical and online. Would have been killer if Sony didn't ruin it for everyone. Now we get Blu-Ray and UltraViolet digital lockers instead, GG Sony.

Windows Live OneCare:
The service that brought us Windows Defender and Security Essentials. Both great.

Encarta:
Great product, went away as computers went online and an optical media based encyclopedia no longer made sense.


Now what about the failure named Tendenzi? No improvement there.


Edited by Ordeith at 3/16/2012 9:19:31 PM

Edited by Ordeith at 3/16/2012 9:22:54 PM

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