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: Saw this on Amiga.org
by fx__ on Thu 13th Jan 2011 16:10 UTC in reply to "Saw this on Amiga.org"
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2006-03-31

Yeah, the Amiga had a really great system for this. You had the Device name (DF0:, DF1:, RAM:) but also the Volume name (Workbench:, Extras:) and could use both. If you asked for Extras: and it wasn't in any drive, it would tell you to put the disk in any drive.

Other nice touches, was that the disk you booted from was always SYS:, the directory you started an application from was always PROGDIR:, and the system had some more assigns in place you could always rely on.

The A: C: -naming of devices, and 8.3 letter filenames always seemed so silly back then.

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