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10 flawed products that are really bad


When QuickBooks accounting software works, it's great. But it's when it doesn't that things become nightmarish. Few pieces of software are so fussy about their network connection. The slightest hiccup can cause QuickBooks to throw in the towel and when that happens bad things can follow — such as the loss of valuable data. The biggest problem with QuickBooks is that when it breaks, sometimes the only resolution is to reinstall it. But even in the reinstalling, things can go wrong. TechRepublic's Jack Wallen takes a look at software you might want to avoid.


The creators of some pieces technology need to be told that their products just don't measure up on some fundamental level. Here's some technology that I consider to be flawed.

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By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website