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Slideshow: 7 Biggest Microsoft Flops Ever

Despite challenges by a resurgent Apple, upstart Google, and other new rivals, Microsoft remains the world's biggest software company with more than 90% of the desktop. But for all its dominance, Redmond rolls big clunkers from time to time -- and when it flops, it flops big. Here are seven Microsoft disasters that live in infamy.
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The knock against a Microsoft-powered wristwatch-unveiled by Bill Gates at CES in 2003 -- was that only a computer geek would want one. And, uh, that turned out to be true. Despite Gates' prediction that Windows and spinoffs like Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) would ultimately provide the interface for a number of consumer products, from toasters to TVs, it remains mostly a desktop-bound OS.



Start with Windows 7, Office 2010, and SharePoint 2010 then add hybrid, on-premise/cloud options for productivity apps, enterprise apps, development and processing power and Microsoft has the makings for a big year. Learn more at 10 Drivers For Microsoft Surge In 2010.

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