Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 12:53 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The question that forms the title of this article has recently been posted on the Super User Q&A site for computer enthusiasts. At first I was shocked at how silly a question it was as everyone should know that, right? But then I started to think about it and realized anyone under a certain age probably has no clue."
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RE: Comment by Toonie
by Hans Otten on Thu 13th Jan 2011 15:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by Toonie"
Hans Otten
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2009-12-24

Microsoft did not invent the drive letters, its the CP/M heritage, so blame Gary Kildall.

The use of shorthand notation for drives is much older btw.

No need to comment on Mirosoft still using drive letters, there is not much need in modern Windows environments for driver letters, UNC for network drives works fine.

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