Image Gallery: IT Hall Of Shame

Look back at ten of the most infamous and notorious tech industry frauds, flops, and foibles from individuals to products, ideas to entire companies.

Paul McDougall, Editor At Large, InformationWeek

May 14, 2010

10 Slides

Microsoft introduced the widely-hyped successor to Windows XP in January 2007, and things quickly went downhill from there. Consumers complained about a lack of driver support and intrusive security measures, and businesses shunned the new OS on concerns about incompatibility with older applications. Microsoft hurried Windows 7 out the door in October 2009 in hopes the market would forget about Vista as soon as possible.

About the Author(s)

Paul McDougall

Editor At Large, InformationWeek

Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.

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