Best and Worst Microsoft Products

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If you’re browsing this web page now, or using a computer, you will probably heard of or actually using a Microsoft product before, currently or in future. From MS-DOS to Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 to Windows XP and now Windows Vista, plus venture by the company into hardware and gaming console XBox, Microsoft brand name has been known by majority of people most part of their life.

But have you ever wonder what’s the best Microsoft product and worst Microsoft product ever produced and released to the market? Channel9 (dead link) has an interesting thread that discusses and surveys the best and worst Microsoft products. The opinions expressed is diverse to say the least, and everybody has different preferences and favorites. Some may likes, for example, Windows Vista and FrontPage while others dislike them. There’re even people who think best and worst product is all Visual Studio – likes it but hopes that it will do better.

Of course, most of the forum members in used Microsoft products and reflects the tendencies of Microsoft preferences. The best products so far been mentioned including Microsoft Optical Mouse, Visual Studio, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Office 2007, IE4, FrontPage 2003, and XBox, while the worst candidates including Windows Me, Microsoft Bob, FrontPage 2000, Windows 2000, DOS 4.0, Microsoft Content Management Server, Windows Vista, IE7, Expression Web, Virtual PC and Virtual Server. But one thing is for sure, nobody will likely say Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) and Windows Product Activation (WPA) to be the best product from Microsoft, and many may say otherwise.

By | 2017-04-08T01:27:34+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |1 Comment

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  • Joe Whitehead

    My favorites: Windows Server 2003, and of course, the two-button mouse! There's also the Sidewinder Pro joystick series. A possible future favorite: The VPC and Unix subsystem support has the possibility of making Windows run Linux code natively, thus keeping Microsoft's market options open for the next big OS from Redmond.

    My most hated products: Windows Vista Win32/x32 (why bother? x64 and 4+GB RAM is reason to upgrade, though. heh), Windows ME. Note how both of these are thought to be getting people ready for the next family of Windows. Let's hope by 2010 that MS gets it's act together and makes a modular OS.

    Just plain strange: Windows update site when there's an Automatic Updates engine and the site doesn't like Mozilla anyways… It's weird that they didn't just combine AU with WU already and make the site strictly for collecting patches ala AutoPatch for slipstreaming. It has got to be a waste of effort and bandwidth all around.

    Another strange thing is that you sometimes need updates, to use Windows Updates! Catch 22 for a reinstalled OS without slipstreaming (say, off the original disk).