Little Buggy Things

Here are some crazy things about Windows XP and Vista:

Nobody can create a folder anywhere on the computer which can be named as CON.
Try it now and I am sure you will not be able to create a folder with that name.

Here is the explanation: in Windows, the folder name and the special system variables share the same interface, so when you create a folder with a system variable name it will consider that folder already exist!! these special system variables are available irrespective of path. You cannot create a folder with these names also: CON, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3,COM1 to COM9 and LPT1 to LPT9....CON means console, COM1 means serial port 1, LPT1 means parallel port 1

Here's another one : At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened! Try this out:

Open Microsoft Word and type =rand (200, 99) and then press ENTER. You may copy and paste the characters I've yellowed out and paste it on MS Word and then hit enter. See what happens.



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