Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes It's time for another "OSNews asks" item. This time, I want to focus on something that I've been wanting to talk about with you all before, but never found the time for. The question is simple: which feature(s) from other operating systems would you like to see in your own main operating system?
Thread beginning with comment 373619
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Datatypes
by frajo on Thu 16th Jul 2009 11:08 UTC in reply to "Datatypes"
Member since:

The Amiga had them in the early 90s, the rest of the OS world still doesn't as far as I can tell. File associations are [i]still decided by the filename suffix, rather than by the actual content.[/i]

We have them, since at least 1995, in eComStation aka OS/2. Of course, users are free to define associations based on filename suffixes, too. But generally, you don't need filename suffixes because to every data file object a "file type" is assigned on which associations with program objects are based.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Datatypes
by jack_perry on Thu 16th Jul 2009 20:22 in reply to "RE: Datatypes"
jack_perry Member since:

Much as I'd like to insist I was right, I was wrong--thanks guys.

Reply Parent Score: 2