On Thu, 2009-01-08 at 12:00 -0800,
gimp-user-requ...@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:04:35 +0100
> From: Jernej Simon?i? <jernej.listso...@ena.si>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Win32: Use standard Windows File Open/Save
>       dialog
> To: gimp-user@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu
> Message-ID: <1o07m8ypghog5$.1g8xxpwad1nc8$....@40tude.net>
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> 
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:15:47 +0100, Jernej Simon?i? wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 01:11:48 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >> No, users rarely bother to eject (unmount) them before unplugging them
> >> because the OS works like this. If the OS said "bad boy!" and lost
> >> data _once_ then the users would stop.
> > Windows 2000 did that. Users were not happy.
> 
> Also, why should the user have to dismount the volume at all? Why would he
> need to care about such things?

Because the hardware is poorly designed.  There is no way for the
computer to "lock" the device so it can't be removed until it is safe.
And yes, the user does have to care about it even in Windows, try
writing a large file to the device and then immediately yank it out, fun
eh?

Cheers



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