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[4]: Not mutually exclusive
by dbradley on Thu 26th Jul 2012 11:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not mutually exclusive"
dbradley
Member since:
2012-07-26

Just because that is how you might use your computer it does not mean that that is how every other person on the planet does.

Business computing would grind to a halt if user created directories were removed. If Microsoft tried this it would finally be the year of the Linux desktop, and if Apple tried this they would soon be left with dwindling iPhone users as the Mac faithful migrated to a Linux desktop and a Linux based phone (like Android).

For every directory that can be hidden, there is someone else that had to create it; and they need a means of doing so.

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RE[5]: Not mutually exclusive
by _txf_ on Thu 26th Jul 2012 12:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Not mutually exclusive"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17


Business computing would grind to a halt if user created directories were removed. If Microsoft tried this it would finally be the year of the Linux desktop, and if Apple tried this they would soon be left with dwindling iPhone users as the Mac faithful migrated to a Linux desktop and a Linux based phone (like Android).

That is so unrealistic. MS would probably backtrack and a lot of ios and mac users are so whipped that they would just go along with it.

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RE[5]: Not mutually exclusive
by zima on Mon 30th Jul 2012 16:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Not mutually exclusive"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If Microsoft tried this it would finally be the year of the Linux desktop

Yeah, "finally", like it was supposed to be so many times already...

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