Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:40 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux "For a fairly scruffy looking guy, I have a surprisingly healthy approach to organising my files. However, I'm constantly pushing up against the limitations of a system that is based around directories. I'm convinced that Linux needs to make greater use of tagging, but I'm also beginning to wonder if desktop Linux could abandon the hierarchical directory structure entirely."
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by Soulbender on Fri 5th Nov 2010 01:10 UTC
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It's not important how the file system itself is organised. What's important is how it is presented to the user.
There are already exiting technologies for tagging fies n Linux anyway, such as Nepomuk. It's more important to make better use of these than it is to "abandon the hierarchal file system".

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