Erik_
Dell used to do that too.
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:52am

I'm not sure if they do anymore but their device drivers would be in something like C:\dell. I guess they figure they want to keep it somewhere easy to find and completely separate from the OS related directories. Its interesting going back to my 486 where I have to use "dir /w" or "dir | more" on C:\ because there's a bunch of folders under it. Once DOS stuff died down in Win XP days the C:\ folder stopped getting so cluttered.

 Ah well, people are spectacularly lazy and they'd only learn fsave_manual because it did something they wanted (right or wrong) that save didn't do.

Yep, exactly this. There would even probably be a StackOverflow question answered with "For what you're doing you should use fsave_manual. Using these parameters .... you can get exactly what you want". And then there being another answer with a -20 score saying "No, use save as per the best practices and rework you code to comply".

It sure would be nice to see phones get rich interfaces rather than the "small=no features" thinking we're seeing now.

Yeah, it's hard though with such limited screen space and having basically just mouse input (touch). Also, the audience of phones is much wider than PC. I feel like most phone apps are designed so they can be used without any real computer knowledge. Add a bunch of features and it becomes more complex.

  • I can't tell you why everyone seems to have a C:\Intel folde - Puckdropper, Thu Aug 25 2022 4:13am
    Guess the world's biggest PC microprocessor company (or second biggest?) can't figure out how to make their stuff work on Windows? It gets a little annoying having so many programs that haven't figured out the Windows system, but then again why is this so hard? Windows XP started really enforcing it... more
    • Dell used to do that too.- Erik_, Wed Sep 07 2022 11:52am
      • A good bit of it was C:\Program Files - Puckdropper, Thu Sep 08 2022 5:59am
        started to get locked down and Documents wasn't really the right place for things like device drivers. The users *would* delete them. [quote] Yep, exactly this. There would even probably be a StackOverflow question answered with "For what you're doing you should use fsave_manual. Using these parameters... more
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