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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Just a representation
by Hussein on Sun 29th Jul 2012 07:47 UTC
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Directories and files are just a representation, and an unrealistic one at that, of how files and applications are stored on disk. I see no reason why it can't be replaced by another representation or none.

I only deal with files during backup and syncing and with iOS I don't need to even bother with that. On my desktop I use applications to access files or search.

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