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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RE: BeOS DR releases
by paul_m on Fri 5th Nov 2010 14:38 UTC in reply to "BeOS DR releases"
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Your experience was quite different from mine.
When ever a file was saved in a directory, it automatically added the function of inheritance to the file, keying the additional information set for that directory.
Any files added could be searched using those keys.
If you where searching and added a file during the search, the search recognized that file almost immediately.
I did not test the endurance of the system as you may have, but found it very easy to use.
And as a plus, I don't think I ever heard the hard drive make a noise. It was the quietest file system I've ever used.
My only regret was that the file system was not universalized and aggregated over a network of multiple machines during a search.

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