Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by kiddo
Graphics, User Interfaces The trash can metaphor in computing is as old as the desktop metaphor itself. It was first introduced with the Apple Lisa user interface, and found its way to the Macintosh. Apple patented the whole idea, and sued anyone who tried to use the same name, resulting in other user interfaces implementing the exact same principle but just named differently. Despite its old age, and the fact it barely changed over the decades, many people have issues with the traditional concept.
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RE[2]: Evolve
by Square on Tue 29th Apr 2008 02:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Evolve"
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Well filesystems kinda work that way, however you can't count on recovery do to the randomness of when it might overwrite a deleted file. My idea is to basically remove that randomness and to only overwrite when it has to and starting with the olderfiles

Also if you really really need to delete something do to security you need a method of scrubbing the file of data that emptying the trashcan just doesn't do

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