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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Complete Export/import of TMG data sets
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:58:18 -0400
Rick Van Dusen wrote:
> While I agree with the concept of keeping data in a data
> place, and with the concept of discreet locations for the
> data of different users (both are early or original
> features of Unix/Linux), I'm not convinced that even up
> through Vista/7 MS has done this right.
I won't argue with you there. But I think the important point is you can't put data in places reserved for the system or for programs. But there are lots of other places other than the "official" data space that can be used.
If you have multiple users on a system, and what them to not see each other's tracks at all, I suppose system MicroSoft has devised works. But if there is just a single user it makes things more complicated than they need to be. Too bad there's not a "single-user" mode that gets rid of all the complicated user stuff.
> I don't know what Vista/7 would do with my D:\ .
It will be quite happy with it. That's exactly what I do.
The issue actually isn't so much what is "legal" data space, as what is "illegal" data space. So far as I know, any place that's not prohibited is fine. The whole idea, as I understand it, is to control writing to "system" and "program" space to reduce the opportunities for baddies changing executable's.