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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ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

I fully agree with that article. The whole iOS and the "lack of directory structure" is taking a serious step backwards for computing. I experienced this first hand with my iPad.

I tried out a trial animation program on the iPad. I created a lengthy animation in the trial version, and decided I am going to purchase the full version. So I bought and installed the full version, but my animation didn't appear in the full version.

After searching for over an hour I couldn't figure out how to tell the full version to open my animation from the trial version. I emailed the software vendor, and they gave me a 20 step process that involved syncing with iTunes, un-plugging the iPad, copying files around on the iMac in hidden directories, then plugging my iPad back in and syncing again with the iPad. It worked, but what a step backwards for something that should be so damn simple!!!!

Long live the Desktop PC!!!

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