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[3]: Comment by peteo
by 3rdalbum on Fri 7th Oct 2011 13:56 UTC 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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RE[4]: Comment by peteo
by BluenoseJake on Fri 7th Oct 2011 14:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by peteo"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I didn't attack anybody, and on Windows, .tmp files ARE temporary files, doesn't matter what they contain, they are temporary files. This is how windows determines what app opens what files, by the file extension. If you do not know this, you have no right to be commenting on my posts, as you don't know how Windows works.

if he used a google product to save a file, and it misnames the file, how is that a Windows problem? You can try to blame Windows, but it was his browser that misnamed the files, and it was his inexperience that led to his complaint.

Windows uses the same naming convention as CP/M or DOS. It's a Microsoft thing. You obviously haven't used Windows, so I will stop typing, and hopefully you'll go back to drinking your Pabst and swirling your mustache.

Edited 2011-10-07 14:55 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by peteo
by bornagainenguin on Sat 8th Oct 2011 15:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by peteo"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

BluenoseJake replied...

It's a Microsoft thing. You obviously haven't used Windows, so I will stop typing, and hopefully you'll go back to drinking your Pabst and swirling your mustache.


Dude...don't be mocking my Pabst Blue Ribbon, now yah heah?

Seriously it's a cheap beer that tastes decent enough, don't mock it.

--bornagainpenguin

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