Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:27 UTC
Windows Ah yes, Windows Explorer. One of the oldest parts of Windows, and yet, it's far from perfect. It's hated less than, say, the Finder (but that's no achievement), but most geeks I know aren't particularly fond of it either. For Windows 8, Microsoft is going to make the biggest change ever to Explorer's interface: it's getting the ribbon treatment.
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RE: Comment by mrnagrom
by Lennie on Tue 30th Aug 2011 09:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by mrnagrom"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Actually, in a corporate environment people are encouraged to send a link instead of the file to other people.

Especially if say the 20 people that receive it, should all add something to the file. (let's say large Excel file).

Why would you want 20 mailboxes to contain a 5MB file that they all should change and send back to the author and have him/her try to copy/paste it in the original ?

Let them all change the original.

Obviously there are problems with that, as everyone knows. Only one person can actually edit the file at a time.

A webinterface is usually a lot easier for that. Something like Google Docs where people can edit at the same time would probably be a better fit (not that I've ever used Google Docs, but atleast it is a well known name).

Edited 2011-08-30 09:37 UTC

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