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[3]: Interesting
by BushLin on Thu 26th Jul 2012 16:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
BushLin
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2011-01-26

I never had a problem with XP's "Documents and Settings", it was obviously labelled and followed a logical structure for user folders.

Even if made slightly more long winded from Win2k to XP, you still had built in support for overwriting the "Default User" profile with your chosen candidate; avoiding the creation of scripts and policies for things like adding bunch of networked printers configured for double sided printing. This is no longer possible.

I hope someone can point out the benefit of the mess I see in Windows 7, I've met plenty of "IT Professionals" who are not even aware of the many possible locations for user data now.

Edited 2012-07-26 16:44 UTC

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