Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Aug 2005 20:22 UTC
Windows "It's unusual for a Beta 1 version of Windows to have both the final shipping name of the product and as many new features as this build shows. And that's a strong sign of two things. Firstly: Windows Vista remains an ambitious release of Windows, despite some of the features that Microsoft has pushed off the side of the boat. Secondly: Microsoft is trying to get serious, both internally and externally, about this development program. Windows Vista is now the company's top priority." Read on, ten pages, here.
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RE: More places to put things in
by Al2001 on Fri 12th Aug 2005 00:52 UTC in reply to "More places to put things in"
Al2001
Member since:
2005-07-06

LOL you really think programs use hard coded paths like that?

It really doesn't matter what MS go with, there will always be those who just don't get it. The type who read the N00b to expert in 21 days book and earn the right to criticize.

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kmarius Member since:
2005-06-30

I have seen several bad examples of software installations that ignore the functions that Microsoft provides. It's extremely irritating having two versions of every folder (one in the language of Windows and one in English).

Examples:

Program Files + Programfiler
Start Menu + Startmeny
My Documents + Mine Dokumenter
etc.

The only blessing is that "Documents and Settings" has the same name as the international version.

Note to programmers: Windows has an API to return the correct path - USE IT!

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gonzalo Member since:
2005-07-06

I know, and I never said otherwise, that those paths are not hard coded, thank you.

But you can say what you want. It is a reality today, that a lot of programs will install in different places because of this. Sure, the application is responsible for where it installs itself. I didn't say MS was.

What I said is just that there's more posibilities for applications to do it wrong. And that it would be appreciated if they wouldn't change those names so often.


If you have any more problems comprehending what you read, do not hesitate to ask.

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