[OBORONA-SPAM] Re: [OBORONA-SPAM] Re: : removable devices

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Thu Apr 27 16:41:08 UTC 2006

On Thursday 27 April 2006 08:40, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> Exactly my point, the users who would care about a file path are those users 
> who are switching to windows, but they would be switching because they know 
> linux is different so they would be able to learn how files are handled 
> differently. So you may as well present them with /media/sda1. My main point 
> however is what is the use of media:/??? or system:/?? this has nothing in 
> common with windows so this whole discussion about windows users using linux 
> is defunct anyway. What advantages did the devs foresee in using these 
> strange protocols, obviously they didn't forsee the compatibility problems 
> that have arisen in the various apps.

It has nothing to do with windows users.  KDE has created their own universal 
device naming to be used wherever there is an address bar.  You can type in 
things like ftp:, sftp:, dvd:.  This addressing goes beyond devices, you can 
type in man: to get a manual page.  You can create your own addresses as 

It is a useful and innovative feature.  It should however, work.  It should 
also not replace or interfere with the existing Linux notation.

> On Thursday 27 April 2006 23:13, Billy Pollifrone wrote:
> > On 4/27/06, Gabriel Dragffy <dragffy at yandex.ru> wrote:
> > > to use /media/sda1  rather than media:/sda1 then they are not going to 
> > > able to use Linux. Unless they are really n00b (like my mum) in which
> > > case they can click the mouse on Open Office writer, and not ever
> > > comprehend how
> > > files are stored.
> >
> > They shouldn't have to. If they have the time and desire to learn it then
> > that's fine. If they want to write a christmas letter to the family they
> > don't need to know what device nodes are. If the system requires them to,
> > then obviously they aren't the correct intended target for the system.
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