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]: To the point
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Jul 2012 02:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: To the point"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

No, that's terrible too. The correct counter point, is that you shouldn't be looking at any folder for music. The music app should already know about all of your media files and organize them into albums accessible by pictures.

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RE[4]: To the point
by OSNevvs on Fri 27th Jul 2012 06:13 in reply to "RE[3]: To the point"
OSNevvs Member since:
2009-08-20

I think the user you replied too was kidding ;-)
(Who would search for data about his data, encoded in binary information...LOL)

Regarding your tune files unaccessible, this is not a problem as long as you don't want to copy them, back them up or move them to a different drive. You'll argue that you shouldn't copy copyrighted material, but this is neither the real life, nor what the users want. They don't want to lose functionality.

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RE[5]: To the point
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Jul 2012 15:27 in reply to "RE[4]: To the point"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I'm playing a little devils advocate, I don't actually believe what I'm arguing...

But Apple has purposefully always made it difficult to copy music files from devices.

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RE[4]: To the point
by siride on Sat 28th Jul 2012 05:15 in reply to "RE[3]: To the point"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

What if that's not how I want to organize my music?

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RE[5]: To the point
by cjcoats on Sun 29th Jul 2012 19:53 in reply to "RE[4]: To the point"
cjcoats Member since:
2006-04-16

Right!

I'm a ballroom dancer, and I usually want to organize by dance-category (slow waltz, foxtrot, tango, quickstep Viennese waltz). Then by other things (exact tempo, etc.)...

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