Linked by Adam S on Mon 26th Oct 2015 14:00 UTC
Mac OS X For all of the strengths of OS X, two of the complaints recycled year after year are the aged filesystem, HFS+, with its lack of file integrity, and the file manager, the Finder. While replacing HFS+ remains out of our reach, an alternative to the Finder for day-to-day tasks has been achievable for some time. Enter "Commander One," a dual-pane file manager that seeks to fill in the holes that the Finder has famously left. Let's dig in and see what Commander One has to offer.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I think they might have been able to use the open sourced version, but they may have been looking to not manage and continue to follow all of sun's updates, in the fears that they might take dev private. Which, I think they did. Trying to maintain compatibility and feature set with a closed source version, is kind of a nightmare if you care about compatibility.

I think time machine was there answer to this idea of low cost easy backups. Probably icloud was also a contender. I'm not sure if they really care about local data anymore. Good enough, is probably good enough.

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