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"My ___"

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by hyrulian, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    Anyone notice that Microsoft enjoys excessive use of the word "My" in Windows? They really have to emphasize that stuff on the computer is yours, like

    My Computer
    My Network Places
    My Documents
    My Pictures
    My Music
    My Videos
    My Webs
    My this
    My that

    Is it just me or is this really silly and excessive? People running non-English versions of Windows, does this happen there too?
     
  2. Devastator

    Devastator What are YOU looking at?

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    I use to have it in french on me old puter and YES it was the exact same thing.
     
  3. phillys

    phillys Continuing the Legacy....

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    Yes, it's really silly. As for non-English versions of Windows, I dont know :p
     
  4. O.S.T

    O.S.T <img src=http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/9838/e

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    on all non english version its "my ...",it wouldn't be much diffrent if not...

    Mein Computer
    Mein Netzwerk Platz
    Mein Dokument
    Meine Bilder
    Meine Musik
    Meine Videos
     
  5. MattMacD

    MattMacD New Member

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    Does it matter that they do that? They're just appealing to people's obsession with self. They probably don't even realise they're doing it.
     
  6. Ferd

    Ferd «]§ß[»

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    Mi PC
    Mis sitios de red
    Mis documentos
    Mis imágenes
    Mi música
    Mis videos
    Mis páginas web
    "Mi esto"
    "Mi aquello" :D
    so yes, Windows allways says "My computer"
    MS says it ;)
     
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  7. G-Lite

    G-Lite ftw

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    Yep.
    Mijn Computer
    Mijn Netwerklocaties
    Mijn Documenten
    Mijn Afbeeldingen
    Mijn Muziek
    ...
     
  8. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    That sounds like the german version... but it isn't.

    My Computer = Arbeitsplatz (Working space)
    My Network Places = Netzwerkumgebung (Network enviroment)
    The My stuff kinda starts with My Documents = Eigene Dateien (Own files) and it continues with Eigene Bilder, Eigene Musik, etc
     
  9. Lewis

    Lewis New Member

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    is his a joke, or do i have to say why? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    What do you want it to say? Microsoft's Computer? Wait for Longhorn or Palladium or Cerebellumed! or whatever the next one's called ;)
     
  11. phatcat

    phatcat akward cat

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    Arbeitsplatz!!
    Netzwerkumgebung!!!
    to a non speaker, those words just look alot cooler. :)

    how do you pronounce those? :con:
    Arbeitsplatz = Are-bee-splats?
    Netzwerkumgebung = netz-werck-umm-gee-bung?
     
  12. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    Arbeitsplatz = Arr - Bites - Plats

    Netzwerkumgebung = Nets - verk - umm - gay - bueng (there's no real equivalent sound in English for the German 'ung')
     
  13. phatcat

    phatcat akward cat

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    Sounds like Network-umm-gaybung :eek:
    I hope I'm just looking at it wrong.
     
  14. namu

    namu Bleh.

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    My Crosoft.
     
  15. Iron Archer

    Iron Archer Holy ****ing King of Trolls

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    just rename it to "Your Computer". That sounds even sillier.
     
  16. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    On my system,
    My Computer is labeled "Kyoto", the same as the network name for the computer.
    My Documents is simply "Stuff".
    Recycle Bin is "Junk".
    As for the other things, they are now "Pictures", "Music", "Videos", "Webpages".
     
  17. Kaligraphic

    Kaligraphic Charles leChaud is my hero

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    Of course, that's in "My RedHat 8" :)

    /me waits for namu do do his uname bit.
     
  18. GeneticFreak

    GeneticFreak evolves and survives

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    my what? all i have is
    Sonic Reactor (the computer)
    The Hive (nethood)
    GF (documents)
    Wasteland (the trash)

    I changed that with some tool i forgot was it TweakUI or WinBoss or TuneUp

    And btw, even if it was still the "My" thing, no, its not silly, its called brand imaging. And honestly it simplifies alot of things. "Where is it?" "In my documents". "Explore your computer" "Ok I'm now exploring my computer".

    Hooray for MS
     
  19. Zarkazm

    Zarkazm <img src="http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/sm

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    Why, sure. You are looking at it in the wrong language, for starters. Of course "Netzwerk" means "network" but there is no "gay" in "umgebung" :eek:


    lol
     
  20. Fluid

    Fluid Zen fascists will control you

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    Netsverk? Who taught you pronunciation? :p
     

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