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2013-01-14 10:50:48 AM  
6 votes:
so i see you are trying to make a list...

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2013-01-14 09:22:16 AM  
3 votes:
8 pages? Really? It takes 8 pages to list 13 things that MS didn't do well? Jeez I'm glad the author didn't go with 25 or 100 things.
2013-01-14 10:47:36 AM  
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moothemagiccow: 1. Hiring Steve Ballmer.

I thought he was some sort of art installation
2013-01-14 05:38:30 PM  
1 vote:

MrEricSir: DesertCoyote: This list fails without Bing. Bad name + bad marketing + mediocre product = millions lost for MS.

Bing isn't that bad of a name. It's certainly better than "Microsoft Windows Live MSN Hotmail Search Pro Edition" or whatever the fark it was called previously.

I thought that MSN Search Pro Edition was pretty good. I really didn't care for Microsoft Windows Live MSN Search 2007 Home Edition, though. That was a pile of crap.
2013-01-14 01:57:28 PM  
1 vote:
#12: The registry
2013-01-14 01:10:23 PM  
1 vote:

jst3p: likefunbutnot: and the Xbox is certainly the dominant gaming platform now

Huh? Dominant?

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You're not supposed to look at the number of sales! You're supposed to look at the change in the rate of change of the percentage of sales! And you can clearly see that the change in the rate of change of the percentage of sales is clearly in microsoft's favor here.
2013-01-14 11:18:40 AM  
1 vote:
Just remember this gem from IBM

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