Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 22:18 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The article I'm about to link to, by Oliver Reichenstein, is pretty terrible, but it's a good way for me to bring up something I've been meaning to talk about. First, the article: "Apple has been working on its file system and with iOS it had almost killed the concept of folders - before reintroducing them with a peculiar restriction: only one level! With Mountain Lion it brings its one folder level logic to OSX. What could be the reason for such a restrictive measure?" So, where does this crusade against directory structures (not file systems, as the article aggravatingly keeps stating) come from?
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Not mutually exclusive
by Alfman on Thu 26th Jul 2012 00:32 UTC
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Directories are a natural solution to the problem of clutter. It's quite synonymous to real life organisation skills, so while the on screen execution might pose a slight learning curve, the *concept* should hardly be foreign to anyone.

Even if someone wants to keep all their files (or directories in this case) in one big pile, let them...I couldn't care less what others do, but that's a terrible reason to deny me the ability to use directories. The two approaches are not mutually exclusive, and actually they both enhance one another.

In other words, let us choose what's best for ourselves. Of course user opinion seems to be very unimportant to corporations these days.

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