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Advanced Micro Devices
While there are other companies that made the list for being Tech Turkeys, such as Research In Motion and Nokia, both of which are also in dire financial straits, AMD distinguishes itself for its pure lack of innovation in the semiconductor space.
Once able to outclass Intel on price and performance on PC desktops and on servers, the company has been reduced to an also-ran that has mismanaged its technology acquisitions (such as ATI) and has been unable to adapt to the changing Post-PC era.
The financially desperate chip manufacturer has recently had to slash prices on its desktop chips in order to move a glut of microprocessor inventory, close down its Open Source development laboratory in Germany as well as axe approximately 400 staff in its Austin, TX headquarters.
While the company recently announced new 16-core x86-compatible Opteron 6300 server processors (which are still not expected to compete with Intel's current generation of Nehalem server chips on performance) and has also announced plans to produce low-power server chips based on the new ARM50 architecture, it isn't expected to deliver on this promise for at least two years, assuming the company is still an going concern by that timeframe.
Mozilla Firefox is currently the #2 web browser. That position is now threatened by Google's Chrome, which is expected to overtake it in market share by the end of the year.
In 2012, Mozilla Firefox was mired with various critical bugs over iterative releases that caused the software to act sluggish.
Once hailed as a high-performance, bloatware-free browser alternative to Internet Explorer, it became the very thing it tried not to emulate, and even Microsoft proved that it could out-fox Firefox in terms of performance and memory utilization with IE 9 and also IE 10, which was released with Windows 8 and has been backported to Windows 7, with a pre-release due at the end of November.
Under development for several years as the replacement for GNOME 2.x on Linux-based desktop OSes, GNOME 3.X has slowly exited "experimental" mode and has finally become the default UI on Redhat's Fedora distribution, which replaced the very much long in the tooth GNOME 2.4 with GNOME 3.2 in Fedora 16.
Fedora 17, which was released in May of 2012, includes a further refined version, version 3.4.
While GNOME 3.x includes a number of software enhancements over its predecessor, Linus Torvalds, the inventor and maintainer of the Linux kernel has hailed the 3.4 software release as a "total UX failure" and "one step forward, one step back"
Look, if the chief penguin himself slaps you down, you know it's time to go back to the drawing board, GNOME-ies.