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The Twelve Most Tarnished Brands In Tech 430

Posted by timothy
from the packard-bell-is-in-its-own-class dept.
harrymcc writes "Polaroid, Netscape, CompuServe, Westinghouse, Heathkit — these were once among the most respected names in the technology business. They're still around, but what's happened to them is just plain sad. I took a look at the tragic fates of a dozen mighty brands that have, in one way or another, fallen on hard times."

Comment: bombs, flags, what's the difference (Score 1) 254

by adam.conf (#23571197) Attached to: Olympic Tickets Contain Microchip With Your Data
"The way in which you recognize an evildoer, somebody who wants to throw a bomb, somebody who wants to unfurl a Tibet flag is not on the basis of their identity,"

I don't know about identities, but I'd say there's quite a difference between someone throwing a bomb and unfurling a Tibet flag, but maybe that's just me.
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+ - Wal-Mart's $200 Linux PC Sells Out->

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hankmt writes: "About a week ago Wal-Mart began selling a $200 linux machine running on a 1.5 ghz Via C7 processor and 512 megs of RAM. While the specs are useless for vista, it works blazingly fast on Ubuntu with the Enlightenment Window Manager. The machine is now officially sold out of their online warehouses, and the product sales page at is full of glowing reviews from new and old linux users alike."
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