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: What's in a domain name?
by daedalus on Thu 26th Jul 2012 09:36 UTC in reply to "What's in a domain name?"
daedalus
Member since:
2011-01-14

"I was relieved when Apple introduced default content folders in the left side Finder panel
That's funny. The operating systems I use regularly (including Windows) have had this, or a similar, feature for a loooong time. Maybe it's just a revelation to Mac users. It is handy though. "

Hmmm... I don't know when they introduced it, but my iBook from 2003 running Tiger has that feature. Maybe it just wasn't turned on for that user, or maybe he's talking about Macs a decade ago...

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bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

"[q]I was relieved when Apple introduced default content folders in the left side Finder panel
That's funny. The operating systems I use regularly (including Windows) have had this, or a similar, feature for a loooong time. Maybe it's just a revelation to Mac users. It is handy though. " Hmmm... I don't know when they introduced it, but my iBook from 2003 running Tiger has that feature. Maybe it just wasn't turned on for that user, or maybe he's talking about Macs a decade ago... [/q]

2003 is a "decade ago" (almost) ;)

+1 about the Amiga filesystem though!

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daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

2003 is a "decade ago" (almost) ;)


Well, that's what I meant ;) anyone who's found the easy-access shortcuts in the left column of a Finder window as a new feature must only have experience of Macs at least as old as mine. My Mac experience has a hole in it from OS 8 to OSX 10.4, so I'm not sure when OSX got it, but it must be a decade ago...

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