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Re: [News] Notion of Open Source Licensing Now Affecting Housing, Environment

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Sunday 29 Nov 2009 13:24 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> ____/ JEDIDIAH on Friday 27 Nov 2009 20:58 : \____
>>> On 2009-11-27, Hadron <hadronquark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>> How does Windows "encourage" spaces in filenames?
>>>> Roy is talking through his arse again. You can tell because you see
>>>> Ahlstrom's hair flutter.
> Said the blow-hard.
>>> ...putting spaces in standard parts of the FS heirarchy for a start.
>> progra~1
> It's not Windows that encourages putting spaces in filenames, it is people.
> UNIX long had the ability to put spaces (and many other non-alphanumeric
> characters) in filenames.  But the UNIX "convention" was for short,
> lowercase, spaceless names.
> I personally blame Mac :-D

But Windows actually uses names like "My Documents" and "Program Files". It shows you that it's
OK to use space. Same with Microsoft Office...

It's not so hard to use dashes. File description fits in metadata and Linux has programs to
handle that. KDE4 is very good at it!

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