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« on: May 26, 2006, 03:39:32 PM »

Great article from link

I'll give you the top five:
1. America Online (1989-2006)
2. RealNetworks RealPlayer (1999)
3. Syncronys SoftRAM (1995)
4. Microsoft Windows Millennium (2000)
5. Sony BMG Music CDs (2005)

The whole article is humourous and well worth reading.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2006, 04:14:14 PM »

Pretty accurate with AoL and Real taking the top two.

WinME Im not so sure. I used it a long time and only had 1 problem with it. It was a nasty one that required me to format though.

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 05:22:05 PM »

WinME was the last iteration of the Win9x line, and the functions they added to it didn't work right (system restore, for instance).

Also, it was incompatible with a percentage of win9x drivers and apps (not a large percent, but there were a few).

WinME should have been released when 98SE2 was release instead.

Here's the full list :

America Online (1989-2006)
RealNetworks RealPlayer (1999)
Syncronys SoftRAM (1995)
Microsoft Windows Millennium (2000)
Sony BMG Music CDs (2005)
Disney The Lion King CD-ROM (1994)
Microsoft Bob (1995)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (2001)
Pressplay and Musicnet (2002)
dBASE IV (1988)
Priceline Groceries and Gas (2000)
PointCast (1996)
IBM PCjr. (1984)
Gateway 2000 10th Anniversary PC (1995)
Iomega Zip Drive (1998)
Comet Cursor (1997)
Apple Macintosh Portable (1989)
IBM Deskstar 75GXP (2000)
OQO Model 1 (2004)
CueCat (2000)
Eyetop Wearable DVD Player (2004)
Apple Pippin @World (1996)
Free PCs (1999)
DigiScents iSmell (2001)
Sharp RD3D Notebook (2004)

They don't have the DIVX players that were going to compete with DVD players though... odd.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2006, 05:41:24 PM »

Divx is listed on the (Dis)Honorable Mention page.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2006, 07:40:33 PM »

Apple Pippin @World (1996)

Oh yeah, that thing!  I went to the launch party for that at the first E3 I went to.  That was a great party!  Sheryl Crow playing for < 1000 people, good food, drinks.  And I wasn't jaded yet smile

I guess there was also some crappy game console running Mac OS there too.  I don't know, I didn't really pay attention.

I don't think it's fair calling it the "Apple" Pippin though, it was Bandai's flop, they just happened to have licensed the OS from Apple.
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