Microsoft's 13 Worst Missteps of All Time

DOS 4.0, Zune, and Windows 8 are but a few of the landmarks among 25 years of failures Redmond-style

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Microsoft lost an enormous amount of public goodwill over IE6. It's as if, suddenly, the average Windows user started to understand that their computer was at risk because of a bad piece of Microsoft software. Web developers did, and do, hate IE6, with its fussy quirks, outright bugs, and absolute disdain for anything reeking of a standard.

Microsoft took more than five years to ship an upgrade -- most likely the biggest misstep of all.

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