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Offline tone007

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Re: It's 20 years on, and Windows still doesn't have...
« Reply #120 on: July 30, 2012, 03:19:47 PM »
Quote from: acmn;701576
By "monolithic" I mean that I can't see any organisation in C:\WINDOWS folder. It's a
total mess and I can't find any documentation to explain the meaning of folders
and files in it. Situation is totally different with amigaos...MK


So, what you're saying is you're familiar with AmigaOS but not with Windows.  I know plenty of people with the opposite problem.
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Offline asymetrix

Re: It's 20 years on, and Windows still doesn't have...
« Reply #121 on: July 30, 2012, 03:23:30 PM »
Windows 7, just right click a shortcut icon -> properties and reassign a new keyboard shortcut.

If you use a keyboard shortcut thats already in use in Windows by default, reassign those keys in the Windows registry - its all in there.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463447.aspx

Happy now ?

Any more specific Windows/technical questions really should be directed at people who really know windows under the hood, sites like :

http://windows7forums.com/

This is where the experts are, I'm a mere multiOS user  :-)
 

Offline acmn

Re: It's 20 years on, and Windows still doesn't have...
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2012, 03:52:14 PM »
I think the documentation is available for developers but what about
the "common man" who wants to be more familiar with the system?
When installling programs in Amiga I know exactly where the files go
(thanks for the well organised os and it's documentation) but in
PC I don't...
 

Offline acmn

Re: It's 20 years on, and Windows still doesn't have...
« Reply #123 on: July 30, 2012, 04:17:49 PM »
Some of you dudes have been so mean to me, so I withdraw.
Still think that Exchange&Fkey is a wonderful tool to tune your Amiga.
Over and out...MK
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: It's 20 years on, and Windows still doesn't have...
« Reply #124 on: July 30, 2012, 04:25:44 PM »
Quote from: acmn;701584
I think the documentation is available for developers but what about
the "common man" who wants to be more familiar with the system?
When installling programs in Amiga I know exactly where the files go
(thanks for the well organised os and it's documentation) but in
PC I don't...


There's literally a shyt-ton of information out there.  Windows internals books, the unwritten Windows manuals, Windows Bibles, etc.  All have been available in bargain bins and regular computer shelves at the book stores for years.  (Though these days the book "store" ain't quite what it used to be.)  Commercial operating systems generally don't come with the printed manual we got with GEOS (though I recall a good bit of griping that GEOS was too closed at the time) and printer manuals don't come with a chapter dedicated to how to create graphics with ASCII codes.  Though hobbyist computing exists, general computing is not hobby- and tinkerer-centric but geared for people who don't care what's under the hood.

I suppose to put it another way, the majority of technically-savvy and technically-minded computer users/owners has declined past the point of being worth it to manufacturers to include extremely technical information with the products.  That's where hobbyist communities such as our own come into play, and it's no use bemoaning how Xyz Commercial Vendor, Inc. doesn't give all its buyers in-depth technical details.
 

Offline Zac67

Re: It's 20 years on, and Windows still doesn't have...
« Reply #125 on: July 30, 2012, 07:10:01 PM »
... serious localization.

There's sheer beauty in switching your system to - well just about any language and see it change instantly. Ever tried to mess with MUI? :P