Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:00 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives "Ultimately, Haiku represents a different way of viewing your personal computer. If you think that software shouldn't be riddled with bugs and incompatibilities and inefficiencies, if you hate being forced to swap out your hardware and software every few years because 'upgrades' have rendered them obsolete, and if you find that the idea of using an operating system that's fast, responsive, and simple is refreshingly novel and appealing, then maybe, just maybe, Haiku is for you." What fascinates me the most is that Haiku's not working on a tablet version. How delightfully quaint.
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Sure there is:
Con, aux and a lot of other strings are reserved names in Win32, you can't (easily) use them. Try creating a file named con.txt for example.

That's a DOS legacy even though NT in itself doesn't care about such things (and using native NT system calls is the way one can create/delete files with those names).

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moondevil Member since:

That is not a DOS legacy.

That is a compatibility with the early microcomputers architecture.

Those names were also valid in CP/M and AmigaDOS.

In a way is like saying that /dev and /proc are legacy in UNIX.


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demetrioussharpe Member since:

In a way is like saying that /dev and /proc are legacy in UNIX.

You make a great point, but please leave /proc out of this, it's not from Unix. It was ported to Linux from Plan9.

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