Linux Box Admin: Linux/Mac/Windows File Name Friction
Jul 10, 2006, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"In 1995, Microsoft added long file name support to Windows,
allowing more descriptive names than the limited 8.3 DOS format.
Mac users scoffed, having had long file names for a decade and
because Windows still stored a DOS file name in the background.
Linux was born with long file name support four years before it
showed up in Windows. Today, long file names are well supported by
all three operating systems though key differences remain.
"One of first culture shocks for people moving from Windows to
Linux is the case sensitivity of file names. These files:
'filename,' 'Filename,' and 'FileName' are the same file in Windows
but three unique files in Linux..."