Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:40 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux "For a fairly scruffy looking guy, I have a surprisingly healthy approach to organising my files. However, I'm constantly pushing up against the limitations of a system that is based around directories. I'm convinced that Linux needs to make greater use of tagging, but I'm also beginning to wonder if desktop Linux could abandon the hierarchical directory structure entirely."
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That would be terrible...
by Liquidator on Fri 5th Nov 2010 04:25 UTC
Liquidator
Member since:
2007-03-04

Look at tagging in email. It's horrible, I have a great number of tags at the same level, and I'm never able to find my archived messages. I definitely don't want that for my file system!

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RE: That would be terrible...
by richip on Mon 8th Nov 2010 16:36 in reply to "That would be terrible..."
richip Member since:
2006-08-30

The reason tagging in email fails is because it's presented in the wrong way. If you take all the email applications that present mail folders in a pane, take out that pane and instead put in a pane containing hierarchical tags, then you can have users tagging their email by dragging the email into the tag (instead of the tag onto the email).

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Whoa! You've just described GMail. lol

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