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10 Biggest Computer Flops of all time


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#31 Inplode

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 14:54

I never ran ME but I had just as many problems with XP as I had heard about ME.



LIES ! no a chance in hell that is true lol XP for me has been rock soild !


#32 Koolslacker

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 15:35

I remember using Windows ME. I had to clean install every 4 months. Win ME deserve to be on that list.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 19:43

LIES ! no a chance in hell that is true lol XP for me has been rock soild !

Because WinXP has worked fine for you automatically means that it works fine for the millions of other users around the world, right?

#34 Kreuger

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 19:51

LIES ! no a chance in hell that is true lol XP for me has been rock soild !

Um prove it?

Because WinXP has worked fine for you automatically means that it works fine for the millions of other users around the world, right?

Exactly. I said it was what happened for me, not you or a majority of anybody else. Just in my experience. And guess what, 98SE was most stable for me.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 20:00

Because WinXP has worked fine for you automatically means that it works fine for the millions of other users around the world, right?



But XP works. Yeah, your configuration can be messed up, or you could have bad drivers/hardware. Or malware, viruses, or plenty of other things that can ruin your day. But if taken care of, at least XP is very robust and reliable.

Windows ME was not. At least not in my experience. It had bugs that should have been fixed. It frequently just didn't work. Networking was a particular mess. Impressively, I consider it to be one of the few non-deterministic OSes I've ever worked with (pretty much every Mac OS before OS X fits that billing too).

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 23:50

So this has become a WinME war....

Lets talk about OTHERS big flop and let WinME die.

#37 Xab

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 00:51

Apparantly for the author of this piece, properly learning when to use "to" vs. "too" was a flop.

#38 Bawx

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:34

Add Real Player to the list. What a disgrace to computers.

#39 Nashy

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 22:43

Um prove it?

Exactly. I said it was what happened for me, not you or a majority of anybody else. Just in my experience. And guess what, 98SE was most stable for me.


I personally think 98SE was/is one of the most stable OS's getting around.

#40 mujjuman

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:44

I personally think 98SE was/is one of the most stable OS's getting around.


i feel that Win98SE and WinXP Pro are among the most stable OSes

however, you can make both extremely unstable pretty easily. on the other hand, with some work (safe surfing, smart installing, etc) you can use them and have an extremely stable system.

most of us Neowiners (im going to guess 60%) are smarter computer users, and will prevent most bad things to our comps. the other 40% are not "smart" computer users and they constantly mess their computers up, and come here (and other places) for help.

Disclaimer: just the way i see it, not bashing anyone, and not saying that im an uber l33t comp user with no problems.

#41 Pilsbury

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 16:56

NeXT computer
This seemed like a great idea at the time. Steve Jobs resigned from Apple back in 1985 to start a new company called NeXT. The NeXT computer would be the most affordable UNIX super computer of its time. Running a Motorola 33-MHz 68030 processor, enclosed in a black case, there was no doubt this was the hottest and most powerful computer of its time. However at $6,000 a piece, and with no software that would run on the machine, it was really a $6,000 brick. Roughly 50,000 were ever produced. The company had spent over $250 million producing them. Although a huge disaster, this was also the computer that Tim Berners-Lee would later use to create the World Wide Web, and Steve Jobs would use as the core principals behind the new OS X.


A company set up with an investment of $125 million and sold for $377.5 million and 1.5 million shares of Apple is hardly what I would call a flop.
Without NeXT, there would be no OSX, no WWW, no iTMS and no Doom as we know them.
It may not have been a big seller, but, the technology and the company were hardly a flop.

#42 mujjuman

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 18:32

^ i agree with the comment above. but we have to keep in mind that these "flops" were actually "milestones" that sort of paved the way for future computers

#43 flapjackman176

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 18:35

wow.. look at that.. a strong showing from steve job's and apple. :rofl:



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