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[3]: Oliver has lost it.
by clasqm on Fri 27th Jul 2012 07:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oliver has lost it."
clasqm
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2010-09-23

Hell, look at Linux and its typical directories:

/: Root file system
/home/user: User's home directory
...etc...


As long as you can convince the users that /usr has absolutely nothing to do with them! :-)

But you're wrong about C: being the "real" root of the file system. It's only the root of what is most commonly the system drive in Windows and DOS before it, which is usually set up to be a whole disk but can sometimes be a smaller partition.


Quite right. As long as there is a possibility of an A: or a D: drive, conceptually the file system begins below C: even if it is invisible in practical terms. One of the great tragedies in computing history is that when MS ... was inspired by CP/M they didn't take the opportunity to clean up THAT mess. And here we are, still stuck with it 40 years later.

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