Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:36 UTC, submitted by zizban
BeOS & Derivatives Oh gosh, finally news that's got nothing to do with patents or smartphones or the comparing of male sexual organs. Haiku news! Michael Lotz has added preliminary support for WPA to Haiku, taking the first steps towards making the Haiku wireless stack a lot more useful.
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RE: Comment by peteo
by Earl C Pottinger on Thu 6th Oct 2011 02:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by peteo"
Earl C Pottinger
Member since:
2008-07-12

How is it dated?

Using Windows 7 or Macs I feel like the OS is fighting me at times, sometimes to the point that it does the opposite of what I want/expect.

Example, under Windows 7 and using Google I had problem saving some pages, the html files end up being saved as tmp files. But if you force them to open with a browser you can still read them.

Trying to tell the OS to open with browser must be ten times harder than under Haiku-OS.

Edited 2011-10-06 02:35 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by peteo
by BluenoseJake on Thu 6th Oct 2011 21:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by peteo"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You're blaming Windows for your own incompetence. Did you even think of renaming those files? Do you mean by "using Google" that you saved those files with Chrome? Wouldn't that be a problem with Chrome? Windows thinks that .tmp files are temporary files, and they are.

I don't think the OS is fighting you. Seems more likely you're looking for reasons to dislike Windows, instead of solutions for your problems.

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RE[3]: Comment by peteo
by jido on Fri 7th Oct 2011 06:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by peteo"
jido Member since:
2006-03-06

You're blaming Windows for your own incompetence. Blah blah blah


Microsoft apologist.

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RE[3]: Comment by peteo
by 3rdalbum on Fri 7th Oct 2011 13:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by peteo"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

You're blaming Windows for your own incompetence. Did you even think of renaming those files?


Why should you have to rename files simply to open them in a different program? That doesn't make sense. The file is judged by its name?

Windows thinks that .tmp files are temporary files, and they are.


Not necessarily. In this case they are HTML files. They should be identified as such and opened accordingly, regardless of what is in the filename. The name shouldn't have anything to do with the type.

The link between filename and filetype is a CP/M or MS-DOS thing. Early user-friendly operating systems refused to work this way because it was silly and confusing. That's one of the reasons why the classic Mac OS was so easy to use - you knew what type the file was, the operating system did too, you didn't need to tell it explicitly by filename and remember all the different suffixes for files to get them to open in the programs you want. I imagine BeOS and Haiku work in a similar way.

So really, you proved that person's point when you attacked them.

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