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: Wrong question..
by Zoidberg on Sun 16th Jan 2011 21:50 UTC in reply to "Wrong question.."
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They use them because DOS was designed around ideas from CP/M which also used drive letters. Windows has carried on the tradition to this day, and honestly why not?

I see nothing wrong with it and it makes it very simple to identify and organize all your different drives and partitions.

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