Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Feb 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Does Windows 7 contain more DRM than Windows Vista? Does Windows 7 limit you from running cracked applications, and will it open the firewall specifically for applications that want to check if they're cracked or not? Does it limit the audio recording capabilities? According to a skimp and badly written post on Slashdot, it does. The Slashdot crowd tore the front page item apart - and rightfully so.
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Junction vs Symlink
by memson on Thu 19th Feb 2009 12:30 UTC
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I think the word junction and symlink is being applied incorrectly. NTFS junctions have been around for years, I've used them successfully in explorer and they work just fine. The only oddity is that deleting a junction will delete the underlying directory as well. I use them whenever I'm doing a web based development project - use a junction to create a local directory that also points to a IIS directory on my local dev machine (yes you can use virtual directories, but that can be more of a pain that using a junction in the first place.) That way you can zip up one root directory for fast backups, have a more sensible tree for version control and also run the noddy built VS.NET in webserver if you want to. Also does not require assumptions to be made about relative paths when linking projects in to a single solution.

On the other hand, symlinks were added to NTFS in Vista. They are NOT the same thing, just similar. I've never used them - but I believe they work on a file level... a Junction can only be used to link to a directory or mount point.

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