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Advanced loser in IT history

2018-05-14 03:12:04

Advanced losers in the history of IT has always been, in people's consciousness, the failed technology in the world is because of "technology is not as good as people" and bid farewell to people's vision, more or less the taste of fate. In fact, this awareness is still somewhat biased, just like the famous university is not necessarily better than the junior high school graduate. There are also some products in the IT industry, the technical "stand out", but can not escape the fate of the market "helpless flower fall". 1987 Iridium satellite system covers the world, but can not go into people's vision signal no blind spot Iridium satellite system, the so-called Iridium satellite system, proposed by the United States MOTOROLA in 1987, relies on satellite communication system to provide contact with the global personal communication method, composed of 66 low-orbit satellite network around the Earth composed of global satellite mobile communication system. Break the limitations of existing ground-based cellular wireless communications to deliver voice, data, fax and paging information to anyone, anywhere, through space. It can cover the entire globe, including the north and south poles, and is the most extensive satellite communication system in the world to date. In May 1998, the mission of Buxing was completed, and on November 1, the global communication service was officially opened. However, when MOTOROLA finally put the Iridium system into use, fate played a big joke, the traditional has completely occupied the market. Due to the inability to form a stable customer base, Iridium lost so much that it could not pay back the interest on its loans, and eventually had to file for bankruptcy protection and announce the termination of Iridium's services. >> Successor GSM, CDMA1992 OS/2, another operating system that may occupy the desktop IBM OS/2 is the first actual multitasking operating system OS/2 was jointly developed by Microsoft and IBM, and later completed by IBM alone an operating system. Version 2.0, released in 1992, was the first truly multitasking operating system to run on a PC. The popular DOS was a single-task operating system. For example, a single-task operating system such as a one-way street can only drive in the same direction of one car, a multi-task operating system is like widening the road, the same direction can drive more than one car without interfering. Even more gratifying to users is that even if one of the tasks fails without the entire system crashing, that is, one of the cars on the road will not cause the entire highway system to crash. Data can be exchanged between different programs through the DDE and scrapbook provided by OS/2, just as cars on several different roads on a highway can merge and turn. The operation is more simple and convenient with the completely object-oriented operation interface. In contrast, Microsoft did not implement object orientation until the Windows95 interface was released. The shortcomings of OS/2 are also obvious. From the perspective of ordinary users, one is the problem of ease of use, it is not convenient to install, and the installation of drivers is even more difficult; Second, the performance of the computer was too poor at that time, several M memory models were common, and operating OS/2 was somewhat inadequate. Under the strong attack of Windows, OS/2 gradually became weaker, gradually leaving the personal desktop system and turning to the commercial system, until December 23, 2005, IBM announced that OS/2 would no longer be sold and supported. >> Successor to the Windows series 1995 Network computer NC, Oracle ignited a fire basically exists as a concept NCNC (NetworkComputer) is a concept proposed by Oracle equal in 1995. The main feature is that the hardware is greatly simplified than the personal PC, no hard disk, floppy drive, optical drive and other storage devices. It is obtained through the network, and the application software and data are also stored on the server, thus reducing the cost of hardware and software costs. The NCS can be centrally managed by the system manager, and one manager can easily locate hundreds or thousands of NCS, thus reducing maintenance costs. An important feature of NC is platform independence, its software is not machine code, but a common intermediate code (such as Java), the code is independent of hardware, there is no problem of software using the platform. All kinds of advantages did not push it to the top of the market, in the market by Oracle after a fire without a trace. Its significance is to see people's future needs, in fact, it heralds the birth of "light" Internet devices such as netbooks. >> Successor cloud disk, cloud OS, netbooks and intelligent 1996 ICQ, once the boss of the number of its main IM founder ICQ1996, BP machine and mobile phone popular years. Three Israelis, Visg, Wadi, and Goldfinger, got together and decided to develop ICQ, or ISEEKYOU, a software that would allow people to communicate quickly and directly over the Internet. ICQ supports chatting, sending messages, and transferring files on the Internet. Since then, it has become possible for two people in different parts of the world to meet and communicate on the Internet. Once the software was launched, it attracted a large number of users with its creativity, and the official users exceeded 1 million in 7 months. For a time in the IM market invincible, a dominant. Even there, it accounts for 80%. In 1998, when AOL bought ICQ, a version came out with more features, and features like interpolated search and E-mail made the software bloated, especially the built-in ads, which caused users to complain. In fact, the mainstream IM software is also relying on this to make money, but considering the network bandwidth and computer configuration at that time, it is not surprising that users can not tolerate. "Wide grain, slow king", AOL really should learn from China's old timers. At the same time, because of the huge potential of the IM market, there are many imitators. Such as the introduction of MSNMessenger and Skype in English-speaking countries, through bundled or ad-free means to eat up the market; Non-english speaking countries introduced localized software to gain ground, OICQ (predecessor) being the most typical example. Before the block, after the pursuit of troops, ICQ was embattled, and its market share continued to decline. Finally, in 2010, it changed hands again and was acquired by DST, and even "Son" participated in the bidding. >> Successor:, Skype, etc. Carry forward the 1999 Microsoft "Venus" plan, the model of the real "Venus" plan never realized in the 1990s, when the price of computers was high, Microsoft proposed a WebTV solution: Use a TV instead of a monitor to browse Internet pages. In China, it is known as the Venus Project. Working with TV companies to use simplified versions of the embedded WindowsCE operating system overhead box or VCD player to reach the Internet through the TV can make full use of China's huge TV set, so that China's most small consumers can enjoy the wonderful Internet world. At about one-fifth the cost of a personal computer. Full use, low price, the plan looks like "Venus" as beautiful, but Microsoft forgot one thing, Venus because of the broken arm and beautiful; If Microsoft wants to be beautiful, it must first break its arm. Its severed arm, of course, is ultimately for survival. At that time, China's weak Internet infrastructure and relatively good Internet access costs made many ordinary people lose their minds about the Internet. The low resolution of the TV also makes web browsing difficult, not only in China, but also in the United States. The sad Microsoft finally announced the failure of the Venus project. >> Successor to the current popular all kinds of TV boxes 2000 Zip drive, floppy drive idea, the fate of failure has been configured on some high-end machines ZIP drive and ZIP platter 1.44M capacity, from time to time bad track, slow to death transmission rate, Making floppy disk transfer seem powerless in the face of increasingly large programs, its historical mission has been accomplished. Iomega came along with ZIP drives and ZIP platters. It should be said that its design idea is to continue the idea of the floppy drive, in a sense is an extension of the floppy drive, a good solution to the weakness of the slow speed and small capacity of the floppy disk. With 750MB of capacity and a maximum data transfer rate of 7.5MB/S, the floppy disk looks like a perfect replacement. Due to design problems, ZIP drives had to be purchased separately and were expensive, and ZIP platters were ridiculously expensive, costing $10 for a single blank disk. Both make it impossible for ZIP drives to become widespread. At this time, U disks and mobile hard disks gradually occupy the market through their portability and high cost performance. "If Yu is born, how can he be bright?" >> Successor U disk, mobile hard disk similar losers there are many, limited space, only listed a few more famous. MSNMessenger is an instant messaging software launched by Microsoft, which used to be a fan of white-collar workers. Using MSN in China used to be one of the identity differences between Yangchun Snow and Lower Liba people. However, the Lower Riba eventually defeated the Spring Snow with their superior numbers. Skype is the terminator of traditional voice communication identity, has been focused on free voice communication, and with this function a fresh move, eat all day, the subsequent version absorbed the advantages of other IM software, gradually occupy the market. In May 2011, it was acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion as a replacement for MSN. TabletPC mobile market, Microsoft has long been concerned. WindowsforPenComputing software was introduced in 1991 for handwriting devices, with features including on-screen keyboards, notes, pen position manipulation, handwriting recognition, and allowing pen control of the system, but the market performance was poor. In November 2000, Microsoft proposed the concept of TabletPC and produced a corresponding finished machine, but its shipment was extremely limited due to expensive, bulky form and short battery life. Apple's iPods, meanwhile, are selling like hot cakes. Since Microsoft realized the mobile era, it has moved with the thinking of the PC, and the results are obvious. The digital music product DataPlay, presented as the face of the CD replacement, is billed as the digital music disc of the future. The volume is 1/4 of the size of the CD, the capacity is 2/3 of the ordinary CD, and it can be erased. Technically, it's great. But it came too late for the market. Before Microsoft bundled IE, Navigator was the dominant player. When Internet Explorer was bundled into Windows, Netscape felt threatened by its acquisition by AOL. When Netscape6 was launched in November 2000, it was better than IE in terms of speed and appearance, but some of its loyal users abandoned the product due to bugs and long startup times. In order to seek a strategic breakthrough, in June 2012, Microsoft released the Surface tablet computer, a creative perfect fusion of two products - notebook and tablet. With its strong performance, sharp screen, elegant design, scalability, and keyboard, Surface is the benchmark for Windows tablets. The partners were furious that it would destroy the computer industry. Microsoft already competes with PC vendors. Blackberry has always been known for its full keyboard design, but the blackberry 6 has redesigned the user interface to seamlessly switch between the touch screen and trackpad, and expanded messaging capabilities including simplifying the management of social media and RSS feeds. However, when the blackberry boss returned to God, he found that the high-end smart market was no longer its world.