Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:13 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference is currently under way, and as usual, the technical fellows at Microsoft gave speeches about the deep architecture of Windows - in this case, Windows 7 of course. As it turns out, quite some seriously impressive changes have been made to the very core of Windows - all without breaking a single application. Thanks to BetaNews for summarising this technical talk so well.
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*off topic
by Cody Evans on Wed 18th Nov 2009 00:57 UTC in reply to "Big woop."
Cody Evans
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2009-08-14

I personally think that drive letters are easier to use than the way Linux does it, "E:\" vs "/media/usb-disk1/"

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RE: *off topic
by ba1l on Wed 18th Nov 2009 02:09 in reply to "*off topic"
ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

The mount points aren't really user visible in Linux.

You plug in an external USB drive, and it shows up, usually labelled only as "4.0GB Disk" or something like that. If you've given the drive a label, that label shows up instead. This is consistent across most applications, and is far better than "E:".

Besides, most users don't notice drive letters in Windows either. I certainly don't - I stopped caring as soon as Windows stopped forcing me to remember what drive letter was which.

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RE[2]: *off topic
by Bending Unit on Wed 18th Nov 2009 06:09 in reply to "RE: *off topic"
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2005-07-06

Sometimes you still have to revert to command line, maybe to do something with your automatically mounted NTFS drive and then...? /media/somethingsomething

Personally I prefer drive letters, a forest, instead of a single file system tree and in windows I can use either one.

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by cerbie on Wed 18th Nov 2009 09:34 in reply to "RE: *off topic"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

Unless everything you do is on C:, Windows still makes you keep track of that.

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RE: *off topic
by Brunis on Wed 18th Nov 2009 13:00 in reply to "*off topic"
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2005-11-01

I personally think that drive letters are easier to use than the way Linux does it, "E:\" vs "/media/usb-disk1/"


Really? I can drag and drop files to my USB Pen drive icon on my ubuntu desktop.. on windows only geeks know which driveletters correspond to certain pieces of hardware..

And the context menu 'send to' function extrapolates this problem.. send to F:\ which has a harddrive icon .. Windows always presumes prior knowledge.. it is NOT userfriendly and never has been..

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