please help to uninstall FreeBSD!!!

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Aug 17 08:25:32 UTC 2009

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:28:01 -0700, George Davidovich <freebsd at> wrote:
> Sorry, but while I agree the MICROS~1 pejorative can be a bit juvenile
> and uncalled for, your assertion that 8.3 filenames are a thing of the
> past is incorrect. 

Furthermore, I think it wasn't a "gain of comfort" MICROS~1 (sorry,
can't resist) inventet. As far as I remember, CP/M had 8.3 filenames
too, and that was prior to DOS. (It only hadn't directories).

> Obviously, there's reasons for that, but this is one of those situations
> where an admonition of "Go ahead and laugh -- it's funny!" might be
> appropriate.


By the way, where did I read that #define macro names have to
be unique within the first 6 (six) letters? :-)

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