Dearly Departed: Companies and Products That Didn't Deserve to Die

Some products just didn't deserve to die. But they did, because the companies made bad business decisions. We revisit several of our favorites--from minicomputers to software utilities--and mourn the best and brightest that died an untimely death.

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The Fox got eaten ...

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  • Company: Fox Software
  • Born: 1984
  • Died: 1992 (acquired by Microsoft)
  • Cause of Death: Acquired by Microsoft

  • Founders: Dave Fulton and Richard LaValley
  • Most well-known product(s): FoxPro
  • Why we miss them: The FoxPro community was second to none.
  • Lasting image/quote: "There are either three ways to do it in Fox or none at all." -origin unknown

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