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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I appreciate the 40k foot view.

By the way, the controversy isn't over exposing users to the native file system per say (most users shouldn't have to be aware of the native file system in my opinion). It is over whether user directories should be totally flat, with all of a user's files in a single directory, or if users should be allowed to place files in separate directories to organise them.

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