Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th May 2012 18:43 UTC
Windows I may not be particularly enamoured with how badly Windows 8 handles mouse, keyboard, and window management right now, but as far as under-the-hood improvements go, Microsoft is packing. They're redone much of the chkdsk utility, but they forgot to fix one important thing: rename the darn thing to checkdisk already!
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Sun 13th May 2012 19:37 UTC
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

rename the darn thing to checkdisk already!


Or, not, thereby insuring that the large number of people who know what chkdsk is all about won't have any problems. Joe Schmoe isn't going to dive into the console and discover what "checkdisk" is just because it no longer omits vowels.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by einr on Sun 13th May 2012 19:41 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
einr Member since:
2012-02-15

Also, batch files will stop working and a lot of headaches will be had by a lot of sysadmins.

Also, shell commands are meant to be short; that way you can type them quickly. Microsoft PowerShell and VMS both failed to understand this and are pretty awkward to use as a result.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by 1c3d0g on Sun 13th May 2012 20:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

So you're telling me that one "e" is going to delay your typing by a few minutes? Who are you kidding, little fella?!?

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by panzi on Sun 13th May 2012 22:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Ever heard of symlinks? Yes, Windows (NTFS) supports them. It is used heavily in Windows 7 to map all language specific folders like "C:\Programme", "C:\Benutzer und Einstellungen" to "C:\Program Files", "C:\Users".

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