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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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by einr on Sun 13th May 2012 19:41 UTC 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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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 14th May 2012 07:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Adding a bunch of symlinks just adds excessive complexity for what is essentially a minor thing.

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