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    Talking The 10 Worst Microsoft Product Names of All Time

    From Microsoft Bob to Windows Genuine Advantage, Microsoft has shown a real talent for unfortunate product names. Here are our picks for the worst--along with alternatives that might have worked better. If Microsoft had invented the iPod, it would have been called the Microsoft I-pod Pro 2005 Human Ear Professional Edition goes a joke.

    Herewith, in chronological order, are ten Microsoft names that could have been a lot better

    1) 1993: Word 6.0 for Windows: When Microsoft upgraded 1991's popular Word 2.0 for Windows, it replaced it with...no, not something logical like Word 3.0. Rather, it blithely hopscotched over three version numbers and landed at Word 6.0. The official explanation for the skippage was that it brought the Windows edition's version number into line with that of the older DOS incarnation of Word. But conspiracy theorists noted that it also allowed Word to catch up with archrival WordPerfect, which also released a version 6.0 in 1993.

    What it should have been called: Word 3.0 for Windows. Simple and accurate

    2) 1995: Microsoft Bob. This legendarily lousy Windows front-end hosted by animated characters came up far more often than any other product.

    What it should have been called: Well, Microsoft Rover would have been at least slightly more descriptive--especially since the product itself was such a dog



    Full read at PCWorld.

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