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Old 12-29-2007, 11:48 AM   #16
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please type are and you out in full, it makes your post very hard to read with all the rs and Us

not everyone here speaks english as a first language so we try to make life easier for them
 
Old 12-29-2007, 12:02 PM   #17
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Entertainment and education seem to go hand in hand here. No regrets for jumping in.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 12:07 AM   #18
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There's nothing odd about it, nor is it difficult to see how a Windoze-only user could find it useful.
Look, I can't speak for anyone else here, but I always feel like I'm disarming a nuclear weapon with tweezers every time I use regedit.exe.
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Sounds to me like a reason to commend him, and then educate him, not scorn him.
You're too late man. I've already attempted to do those things, after having apologised for my original post.
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By the way, I think a case could be made that DLLs were "the single biggest mistake in computing history"
Dynamically Linked Libraries are a bad idea? Hate to tell you man, but Linux is full of them! Check out the "glibc" and "lib*" packages on your machine.

As with many other things; just because Microsoft's implementation sucked raw eggs doesn't necessarily make it a bad idea.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 09:20 AM   #19
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Dynamically Linked Libraries are a bad idea? Hate to tell you man, but Linux is full of them! Check out the "glibc" and "lib*" packages on your machine.

As with many other things; just because Microsoft's implementation sucked raw eggs doesn't necessarily make it a bad idea.

Amen my brother!!! xD


Linked libraries are necesary, no matter the system you're working with, many times people think of an "OS" like 'one big piece of software' and no, it isn't, any OS is made by several parts of software working together, for that primary reason, you need something to connect those parts so they can work with each other, without it, there will be no OS.

I've already said why, IMHO, the registry was, and still is, a bad idea, can be usefull? sure, when you know how to use it, let me say that again....when you know how to use it....

The problem is, unless someone make some security policy, any user can have access to it, no matter if that user doesn't know what he's doing. Even if you have security policies to protect it, the registry can be modified, you can have a DWORD called DisableRegedit = 1, but still you can make a .reg or .vbs or .bat or .cmd or whatever, file to override that 'protection', malwares, virus, spywares, hijackers, do that all the time.

Not only is a bad idea because is 'one point of failure', it is a bad idea because it's not protected from modification and tools like regedit.exe or regedt32.exe only make things worst.



PD:// You're all wrong, the biggest mistake in computing history was ActiveX Controls :P




Regards

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Old 12-30-2007, 09:19 PM   #20
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Look, I can't speak for anyone else here, but I always feel like I'm disarming a nuclear weapon with tweezers every time I use regedit.exe.

Agreed! But if you don't know any better, it looks very useful. I mean, look at it from a Microsoft developer's point of view. THEY don't know any better, and so...





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Dynamically Linked Libraries are a bad idea? Hate to tell you man, but Linux is full of them! Check out the "glibc" and "lib*" packages on your machine.

As with many other things; just because Microsoft's implementation sucked raw eggs doesn't necessarily make it a bad idea.
Point taken! It's the "Anybody and everybody can install their own version of critical system files that break every other piece of software on the system" implementation that makes for DLL hell!
 
  


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