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WORST CONSUMER PRODUCTS EVER

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WINDOWS VISTA

there, I'll start.

everyone else, chime in, what products SUCK. i.e. suck so bad you wish you could gain revenge on their maker......

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I never used ME...but was happy w/ 95 and 98 at the time, and liked Win 2000 and XP. My experience w/ Vista has been mixed...a total dog on one machine (Toshiba laptop), fine on another (Compaq laptop). I'm using a Dell desktop w/ Win XP Pro (and Lotus Notes for email) at my new contract, a bit of a step down from the Mac Book Pro at my last place..

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GE electric motors ever since they out sourced them.

GE Microwaves

Florescent bulbs

CUBICLES the inventor should be shot.

Anything E Machines/Gateway

Foxconn motherboards

Timex alarm clocks

the Moto RAZR

The Moto Q

Sony/Toshiba Betamax/HD DVD

Any Tool Not a Craftsman besides ratchets and power tools Snap on/bluepoint has the Greatest ratchets ever made.

Husky/Cobalt tools

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WINDOWS VISTA

i'd only complain about the bloat and security layers from my personal experience. ....i don't use it on my personal pc yet. i have a business ed. i bought through school for ~$15.

old handheld lcd games... the ones that were just one game and didn't have any real "motion" to them, just a few positions and actions.

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WINDOWS VISTA

there, I'll start.

everyone else, chime in, what products SUCK. i.e. suck so bad you wish you could gain revenge on their maker......

What is the bitching about Vista? I just did a PC build with Vista Home Premium, because I wanted 4 gigs of Ram and XP only supports 2. No problems with it. It looks nice, and can better make use of newer CPU and GPU technologies.

The only thing that is slightly annoying is that it asks you for permission any time you want to run a CD-based game or install a program.

So I have to click one more time than I did with XP. So what?

Vista is a resource hog, but if your computer doesn't suck it runs great.

Wanna talk a $h!ty OS? Besides ME of course, OS X Leopard. Unstable as hell, and my experiences with it's security settings were worse than anything Microsoft has done. The OS is so unstable last year my school uninstalled it and put the OS X Tiger back on the brand new computers.

GE electric motors ever since they out sourced them.

GE Microwaves

Florescent bulbs

CUBICLES the inventor should be shot.

Anything E Machines/Gateway

Foxconn motherboards

Timex alarm clocks

the Moto RAZR

The Moto Q

Sony/Toshiba Betamax/HD DVD

Any Tool Not a Craftsman besides ratchets and power tools Snap on/bluepoint has the Greatest ratchets ever made.

Husky/Cobalt tools

What's wrong with Flourescent bulbs?

Foxconn Motherboards? My computer uses a Foxconn mobo and it has been excellent for me for 2 years now.

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Bluetooth headsets.

Because the headset doesn't work well? Or, because now we are subject to ass wipes with their headsets permanently attached to their head, whether they really need to be hands-free or not, and it's so annoying, and it always takes a few seconds to figure out who some nut is talking to?

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my motorola bluetooth motorokr s9 headphones are FANTASTIC....work with the phone, with the computers and media player, works with everything. I highly recommend them.

Vista is too complex to use, and its so bloated with needless red tape. the interface is garbage. I can't even access files off my old hard drive through vista. 'user access control'....eff you vista, now I've got email, contacts, photos, music and videos that are rendered useless because there is no way to copy them and give them 'permission' on my new vista computer.

yes its a hardware hog. the question is why? Macs run fine on 1gb of ram. they don't need 4 gb to just keep from crashing or locking up all the time.

my next computer if i can swing it is defintely apple. no more windows crap. i've had it. vista is such a failure that many places sell XP downgrades as a choice! If vista were good, everyone would move on from XP!

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Stacker hard drive compression software

WebTV

Compuserve & AOL Online client software

Just about anything produced by Symantec/Norton within the last 10 years

Any trial software that comes pre-installed on new PC's

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Power sliding doors on minivans... 15 yrs. and I don't think anyone has made those **** things reliable yet.

8 years and 66k miles later, my aunt and uncles' 'vacation house car' Venture in San Diego has had zero problems with the power sliding door. It even plays a nice jingle when you close it!

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What is the bitching about Vista? I just did a PC build with Vista Home Premium, because I wanted 4 gigs of Ram and XP only supports 2. No problems with it. It looks nice, and can better make use of newer CPU and GPU technologies.

The only thing that is slightly annoying is that it asks you for permission any time you want to run a CD-based game or install a program.

So I have to click one more time than I did with XP. So what?

Vista is a resource hog, but if your computer doesn't suck it runs great.

Wanna talk a $h!ty OS? Besides ME of course, OS X Leopard. Unstable as hell, and my experiences with it's security settings were worse than anything Microsoft has done. The OS is so unstable last year my school uninstalled it and put the OS X Tiger back on the brand new computers.

What's wrong with Flourescent bulbs?

Foxconn Motherboards? My computer uses a Foxconn mobo and it has been excellent for me for 2 years now.

Amen about Vista I love it! and xp supports 3 1/2 gigs

they give me head aches i can see them flicker and it really annoys the crap out of me. I get anxiety attacks in office buildings.

I never had a good experience with Foxconn. I have received so many DOA's and they die after about 6 months on me.

DFI, ASUS, and EVGA FTW! all extremely overpriced though.

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GE electric motors ever since they out sourced them.

GE Microwaves

Florescent bulbs

CUBICLES the inventor should be shot.

Anything E Machines/Gateway

Foxconn motherboards

Timex alarm clocks

the Moto RAZR

The Moto Q

Sony/Toshiba Betamax/HD DVD

Any Tool Not a Craftsman besides ratchets and power tools Snap on/bluepoint has the Greatest ratchets ever made.

Husky/Cobalt tools

Wrong about everything on this list. (Well I don't know about the GE motor or Foxconn). I mean seriously, GE microwaves?? What did they ever do to you? The RAZR is one of the best selling phones ever and Betamax was superior to VHS.

I think some worse products are:

Alli - the loose bowel diet pill

Sony - minidisc

microwave pork rinds

RCA - videodisc (not the laserdisc) wiki

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Stacker hard drive compression software

WebTV

Compuserve & AOL Online client software

Just about anything produced by Symantec/Norton within the last 10 years

Any trial software that comes pre-installed on new PC's

word about norton and symantec. terrible products and customer relations

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What's wrong with Gateway?

I've had 4 (2 right now) that have given me no issues at all...

My old Emachine was junk though...two motherboards in 2 years......

What about Norton? Besides being a space hog, it's been good to me so far (though I'm thinking about AVG)

I have Trend Mirco on my labtop, and it annoys the heck out of me......

And last but not least, would just a headset or a bluetooth be better to use if you do not use it as often?

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hehe amen... stupid layout!

how about

800px-Mega_Drive_II_(PAL)_+_Mega-CD_II_(

hehe i got one of those setups... pissed me off cause when i finally got it all together the saturn was to debut in 6 months.

joined the sony bandwagon after than, never to give SEGA a second thought unless i was in the arcade

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my motorola bluetooth motorokr s9 headphones are FANTASTIC....work with the phone, with the computers and media player, works with everything. I highly recommend them.

Vista is too complex to use, and its so bloated with needless red tape. the interface is garbage. I can't even access files off my old hard drive through vista. 'user access control'....eff you vista, now I've got email, contacts, photos, music and videos that are rendered useless because there is no way to copy them and give them 'permission' on my new vista computer.

yes its a hardware hog. the question is why? Macs run fine on 1gb of ram. they don't need 4 gb to just keep from crashing or locking up all the time.

my next computer if i can swing it is defintely apple. no more windows crap. i've had it. vista is such a failure that many places sell XP downgrades as a choice! If vista were good, everyone would move on from XP!

Vista is not hard to use. It's interface is similar to every windows program since 95 save a few details. I can easily access files from my backup HDD.

Dude have you prices an Apple lately? I the PC I just build has an AMD Dual Core, EVGA 8800GT, and 4 gigs of Ram for $700. I dare you to find a Mac that is better that costs twice the price.

Also, before the 4 Gigs Ram I ran it on two and it was just fine...4 is just better :D

Amen about Vista I love it! and xp supports 3 1/2 gigs

they give me head aches i can see them flicker and it really annoys the crap out of me. I get anxiety attacks in office buildings.

I never had a good experience with Foxconn. I have received so many DOA's and they die after about 6 months on me.

DFI, ASUS, and EVGA FTW! all extremely overpriced though.

I thought XP Home 32 bit (what I use) couldn't support more than 2 gigs, or was it 2 gigs per app?

I have a Foxconn mobo and video card and both have been very reliable with no problems. I guess it's a hit or miss sorta thing.

I haven't used DFI but ASUS and EVGA have been great products as well, so has my older ABIT motherboard.

Which reminds me: Chaintech. Total pieces of $h!.

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8 years and 66k miles later, my aunt and uncles' 'vacation house car' Venture in San Diego has had zero problems with the power sliding door. It even plays a nice jingle when you close it!

They must be gentle on the equipment. During my stint as a Saturn parts guy it seemed like we replaced all our customers power door gizmos at least once and the imports are'nt any better from what I hear.

Also I'd like to nominate PCChips to the $h! mobo list while I'm here again. :toiletpaper: I loved the US built pre-eMachines buyout Gateway boxes though.

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