Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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Okay, if I understand well it is something like OS-managed metadata. Sounds pretty nice, though I wonder how well it would scale if millions of attributes were to appear in various applications with time...

Attributes do add some overhead - E.g. emptying the trash with a large number of files often takes longer than it does on other OSes, because the attributes have to be deleted too (and not just the files). But, IME, the benefits outweigh the costs.

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