Arguably, the most fundamental part of an operating system is file
handling. Windows beyrays me constantly and I seek solutions and
justification/defence in the name of Windows.
First of all, on a Windows 98 laptop, I was able to copy a file with one
unicode character within. I am unable to delete it though; scandisk cannot
help either. In Windows 2000 (a different machine), I have a filename whose
path is deep (long) and, again, I am unable to erase it and this causes a
great deal of clutter.
More annoyingly, I virtually spent 3 days trying to make a backup from one
Windows machine to another. It turned out that transfer protocols do not
cater for paths exceeding a certain size (what the heck??). This never ever
happened on old distributions of Linux that I use.
Can anybody advise? Am I being harsh? Windows has cost me a lot of time, so
how can I not rant about it? The new Microsoft mantra is "It just works",
but quite frankly, it often doesn't.
Roy S. Schestowitz