Tips for installing windows and freeBSD both.. anyone??

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Sat Nov 13 21:14:21 UTC 2010

> From owner-freebsd-questions at  Sat Nov 13 13:01:04 2010
> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 19:02:31 +0000
> From: Bruce Cran <bruce at>
> To: Robert Bonomi <bonomi at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Tips for installing windows and freeBSD both.. anyone??
> On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:48:40 -0600 (CST)
> Robert Bonomi <bonomi at> wrote:
> > Au Contraire,  WINDOWS *itself* forbids more than one application
> > from having the same file open for working on.
> Wrong. Windows *itself* doesn't care - lots of applications just don't

Windows -enforces- the restriction, which exists "by default".  Whether 
or not there is programatic 'work around' is irrelevant if the needed 
application fails to provide any way to twiddle that knob. 

This kind of file-locking _does_ make good sense -- 'sort of', that is.
A default mode where additional apps could access the file 'read only'
with a warning, would be arguably better.

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