Slideshow: The top 7 roadkill victims on the journey to Windows 7

Pay your respects to the technologies that pointed the way to innovation, only to be knocked out by competing follow-on Microsoft versions

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Since its inception, Microsoft has made a practice of folding innovation by others into its proprietary products. Windows is no exception. Beginning with version 1.0, Windows has accreted features that often eclipsed third-party products, sometimes killing them in the process. That hit-and-run trend continues in Windows 7 today. Join us in paying respects to the top seven roadkill products claimed by Windows.

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This slideshow, "The top 7 roadkill victims on the journey to Windows 7," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in Windows 7, in Windows in general, and about Microsoft at InfoWorld.com.

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