[ros-general] "My Computer" and co.

Tim Robinson tim at gaat.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Mar 7 00:08:37 CET 2004


The PDC build of Longhorn has "Computer", "Documents" and "Network".

Apparently the Microsoft developers prefer these names, and the "My"
prefix on previous Windows versions was added later by marketing.

On Sun, 7 Mar 2004 00:00:29 -0000
"Andrew \"Silver Blade\" Greenwood" <lists at silverblade.co.uk> wrote:

> I'm not saying we should change it entirely, but to just remove the
> un-necessary "My"s that are appearing everywhere. It won't be long before we
> have "My Favorites" and "My Outlook Express" and "My Internet Explorer"...
> 
> Just a preference really, but I've had 3 people agree that "My" is
> un-necessary. It's no biggie, just wondered what everyone else thinks?
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Casper Hornstrup" <chorns at users.sourceforge.net>
> To: <ros-general at reactos.com>
> Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 11:36 PM
> Subject: RE: [ros-general] "My Computer" and co.
> 
> 
> > I don't see a good reason for not using the familiar Microsoft
> > terminlogy in vanilla ReactOS. But ReactOS is open source so you can
> > create your own distribution and use whatever terminlogy you want.
> >
> > Casper
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: ros-general-bounces at reactos.com
> > > [mailto:ros-general-bounces at reactos.com] On Behalf Of Andrew
> > > "Silver Blade" Greenwood
> > > Sent: 7. marts 2004 00:27
> > > To: ros-general at reactos.com
> > > Subject: [ros-general] "My Computer" and co.
> > >
> > > Just a small request, after having to endure Microsoft's
> > > attempts to make everything "mine".
> > >
> > > Can we PLEASE not mirror Microsoft's:
> > > - My Computer
> > > - My Network Places
> > > - My Documents
> > > - My Pictures
> > > - My Music
> > >
> > > and so on.
> > >
> > > Can we at least have "The Computer" "Network" "Documents"
> > > etc. instead?
> > > Something a little less selfish-sounding please!
> > >
> > > May seem like a stupid request, but I have spent a long time
> > > tweaking Windows to stop it from reminding me that my files
> > > are, in fact, my files, along with anything anyone else in my
> > > family save on my computer.
> > >
> > > So, erm, can we get rid of all this "me me me", or at least
> > > make it optional?
> > >
> > > -Andrew
> > >
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