I've lost my most reliable Microsoft product

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  1. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Last night I lost the most reliable Microsoft product I've ever owned. I'd had it for 5 years and it had never let me down. Sure, every so often, it threatened not to work but shaking it and pushing it down hard always brought it back to life.

    It gave me, and colleagues, hours of fun with its clever colourful pull-out design; what a great way to reduce tension while waiting for my XP machine to reboot.

    What was it? A promotional Windows XP pen (for the most secure computing experience ever - according to the pullout flyer hidden in the body of the pen) :rolleyes:
     
  2. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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  3. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    :D heh heh!

    Mind you... to give Microsoft some due credit, I think they make nice mice. They last for ages!
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i bought one of their first optical mice and it died is 6 months...
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i don't think Microsoft actually made the pen though. although they stamped their name on it :D ;)
     
  6. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    hummm... nothing like a bit of anecdotal evidence ;) Mine's still going strong after a year. Rev A products, what can you say? :p
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    My most reliable MS product was my mouse! I got the first wave of infrared mice when they hit the UK in the later half of the last century... the basic bald, grainless 2 button mouse. VERY accurate (compared to roller ball) just all round awesome. till I broke sometime later. So my dad pays an extra £10 when he took the broke mouse back and picked up the better 5 button mouse. that took a year to break.
    It took me ages to rip it apart to see what was up with it, i never knew the screws were under the smooth feet :D
    Bought the 'updated' and less comfortable version in 2002 and we're still using it now. its been through 3 different computers so far.
     
  8. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

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    True... no wonder it lasted for 5 years then ;)

    I do miss the clever pull-out flyer though. Not so much for the highly amusing content - full of MS bumf about how great XP would be - but more for its stress relieving properties. It was intensely satisfying to pull out and let it 'suck' back in again during very boring meetings...
     
  9. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a few cardboard boxes from Microsoft that lasted for ages.:D
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Sucked me in and spit me right back out;)


    Bless
     
  11. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Huh. That sounds an awful lot like Windows...o_O
     
  12. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad that's been your experience, but I absolutely hate my Microsoft optical mouse. It's quite frankly, a turd. Every few minutes of use, my cursor suddenly zips to a remote location on my screen, as though I had suffered a light-speed seizure of some sort. I've seen it happen to numerous colleagues, so if it's not common to all M$ mice, it certainly seems to be common to quite a number of them.

    I hate you, my most annoying and spastic Microsoft turd of a mouse.
     
  13. motc777 macrumors member

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    You mean just like qDOS right? LOL
     
  14. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Next time... get an Apple. :D
     

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  15. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    i have a microsoft lava lamp that has been going since 2002... I am still waiting for it to blue screen.
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I've got a MS joystick somewhere around that's been going for a while.



    Okay, so it hasn't been touched in a few years, but that's just semantics. :rolleyes:
     

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