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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    I'd like anyone to give an argument as to why Windows Phone was good... Especially if you can provide it from an IT provider point of view!
    Here's one:
    https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/window...-than-android/

    Our lot all got Windows phones and most people absolutely loved them.
    I'm sure that if you're the sort of enthoo-level ├╝ber-geek who complains about the technological failings of every OS, you'd find something wrong with the system capabilities that means you need root access to the arpanet, in order to sllhost the proxy to the font assembler, reboot and then come back up using the user's remote LTP account, or something... But for the actual users, they were pretty simple, straightforward and highly usable.

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    affordable DDR4.........

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    Commodore Amiga. Dedicated chipsets for graphics, sound etc way before the PC. Has to have the Competition Pro 2000 joystick though...

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    Philips AMBX - more support, slimmer hardware was needed, but when used in games with lighting (or wind support), the end results were amazing

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    I'd like anyone to give an argument as to why Windows Phone was good... Especially if you can provide it from an IT provider point of view!
    Loved the interface on Windows Phone, so much that I had a version of it on my Android phone because it was simply better...

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    CRT displays

    I'm glad that they've been technologically superseded given that I spend almost all my working hours slaving away at MS Excel and Outlook, but older games simply look much nicer on CRTs compared to modern displays.

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    No idea what you lot are on about - the windows phone I had about 5-6 years ago was awful. I mean all phones are different sorts of awful, but this took the biscuit in terms of not working well and being the least user-friendly or intuitive device I'd ever tried, let alone owned. Went back to iphones, which I hated, pretty quickly afterwards.

    Minidiscs were great, I'd hardly deem them a 'doomed' tech product, they were always going to be overtaken, but they had their niche and a lot of people used them, some still do.

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    Re: QOTW: Which doomed tech products were actually good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mazty View Post
    Philips AMBX - more support, slimmer hardware was needed, but when used in games with lighting (or wind support), the end results were amazing
    I've still got a set of Mad Catz CYBORG ambx lights kicking about in the garage somewhere. Great when they worked, but they weren't supported for long and getting them working on Windows 10 can apparently be done but sounds more hassle than it's worth. Next time I stumble across them I think I'll just bin them

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