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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RE[3]: BeOS
by Slambert666 on Fri 27th Jul 2012 10:02 in reply to "RE[2]: BeOS"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

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.


But, thy can..
All you have to do is to tag "...using XML" or "...over the internet" then any old technology is suddenly a patentable invention.

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RE[4]: BeOS
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 28th Jul 2012 01:28 in reply to "RE[3]: BeOS"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Damn... sadly, you're probably right. ;)

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