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Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012

Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.
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It's too early to call Windows 8 a failure -- or is it? From a design standpoint, the schizophrenic interface is a mess: Two interfaces -- the traditional Desktop and the new, touch-oriented Modern UI -- make navigation exceptionally frustrating, particularly for longtime Windows users. Microsoft's enterprise customers may very well shun Windows 8 and stay with the familiar (and easier-to-use) Windows 7.

Redmond's next move? One option is drop Windows 8's conjoined-UI design and offer either the Modern UI, which is quite good on its own, or the tried-and-true Desktop on future versions of Windows. If Windows 8 sales prove disappointing, Windows 9 may arrive soon that expected.

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Stephane Parent,
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1/2/2013 | 10:57:54 PM
re: Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012
I'm with you on that one, 3V
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Third Voice,
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12/31/2012 | 9:46:20 PM
re: Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012
iCloud could use some improvements; however, it works great synching email, calendar, etc. across many devices. Hardly fair to rank it as one of the top tech failures of 2012.
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