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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RE[2]: BeOS
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 26th Jul 2012 06:46 UTC in reply to "RE: BeOS"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

searching for files without a hierarchical structure is not a new concept, and Apple didn't invent it. It has been fermenting in the heads of researchers for a while, and it has actually been integrated into some applications already.

Yeah. It's been a staple of DOS and CP/M as well as obscenely obsolete versions of MacOS (then known generically as System Software) before it. Too bad Apple can't be granted a shiny new patent on this wonderful new... uh... step back in time, functionality, technology, flexibility, and organization.

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