Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2005 10:40 UTC, submitted by Alexandros Roussos
Apple According to sources, Apple will entirely re-design the Finder in its next major Mac OS X update. The new version of the Finder, code-named "Chardonnay" (like the wine), will be totally based on the Spotlight meta-search technology which was introduced earlier this year with Tiger. The aim behind this new Finder is to offer to the user the ability to browse his files just as he browses his music. Users will be able to browse files by different criteria (name, type, creator, creation date, modification date, etc.). Elsewhere, the first benchmarks of the new PowerMacs have arrived.
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RE: New finder
by thavith_osn on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 02:47 UTC in reply to "New finder"
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I think it comes down to preference, so Apple should (and my guess - will) leave the old classic finder as is (with nice eye candy etc...). Kind of like now how you can switch between brushed window with all the extra options or the classic look.

Having said all that, I think the future is kind of like how iTunes manages our music. A friend of mine recently bought a Mac for the first time, and wanted to know where the music was stored, where his pictures in iPhoto were stored and so on. He is now starting to understand that for iLife at least, you don't need to know (although I did show him how to find them). He is so used to traditional style apps that these new concepts take a little while to sink in. I think he is getting used to the idea of Spotlight too. He mentioned this morning that his new XP machine might not get the attention it used to.

But for those who don't wish to let the OS take care of too many things, then we should still have that option to browse - do things the way we did. I'm guessing in 5 or so years you will be hard placed to find a traditional brower perhaps...

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