Posted by: Anonymous
on February 16, 2008 05:08 AM
Some of us old farts, those of us that dont tzpe on a Deutsch kezboard where the y key types the z character and vice versa, remember the old Apple +üü+ (2plus). On that the line feed and return character is called °return°, like the old la32 teletype terminal that had the paper tape IO device on its left side. IBM started the use of the °enter° key nomenclature to describe the same key. Same for directories. Apple called them that, and the PC when it came out in the early 80s did the same. It is only when Apple deserted the old Apple2 for the jackoffintosh that they started the -lets call the directories folders- game. I have always read the -folder- word and interpreted it automatically as a directory with the system lying to newbs and calling them something else. Now with windows routinely lying to its users about files, their names, where they are, and now with that abomination called veeesta actually moving them against your will, the depth of microsofts deceit deepens to no bounds. Glad I am a linux user by way of Apple, PC-DOS 2 3 4 5 6, OS-2, winders 2-0 1 2 3 4 5 ..6..workgroupies 95 95c2 98 98.2 ME 2k..linux 5 6.0 1 2 Caldera
(never use Caldera if ya ever lose power) Red Hat 6 7 SuSE 6 6.1 6.2 7 8 8.2 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 10.1 etc. Actually have all these distros in their original boxes with the original manuals. Many programs in there have been called bad boys by nosy governments, like ripit. O well.