In Windows:

When trying to create a "con" folder or "" file it says:
Cannot create or replace file: The filename you specified is too long. Specify a different filename.

When trying to open the "con" file in any application, you get the Blue Screen of Death, and the application (and sometimes Windows itself) crashes.


C:\>md con
Unable to create directory

C:\>cd con
Invalid directory

C:\>rd con
Invalid path, not directory
or directory not empty

C:\>del con
Access denied

Unable to create directory


Using Winamp:

This file is a reserved device name.
Please choose another name.

Why is it that Windows hogs the con file name? (besides the fact that it was made by Microsoft)