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The 10 biggest failures in IT history

Nov 01, 2009, 08:03 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)


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"1: Windows Vista
What a disaster! Could Microsoft have assembled a bigger failure if it tried? Well, possibly. But Microsoft wasn't trying to make a failure — it was trying to make the best of the best. The result was the worst of the best.

"2: NeXT
I have to qualify this entry, because NeXT did inspire a lot of software for the Linux desktop (such as AfterStep), and the NeXTSTEP did eventually become the foundation of OS X. So NeXT wasn't a complete flop.

"3: BeOS"

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