> >Longhorn is planning to give us tools for information organisation
> >beyond file system hierarchy. This is an imprtant step. Does
Filesystem hierarchy is something that windows *never* got the hang of.
Their idea of "tools for information organisation" is putting a "My
Documents" folder on the desktop and burying the actual folder it points
to in c:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents just to make it
that bit harder to recover peoples' files when mounting their
filesystems. I dread to think what level of abstraction they'll attempt
to confound us with this time. In order to make it easier for the
average user, once more they'll make it next to impossible to get at
things from a command line.
> >know what the open source community plans in response?
Ignore it as before. The *nix structured approached far surpasses
windows' store anything anywhere attitude, so why try any emulate their
> Improve on whatever they've come up with, I suppose.
I doubt their efforts will match up to the ease of use of linux for
finding just about anything by any name with only a vague idea of what
your looking for :) In XP when you search for a file through windows the
search results replace the window you were searching in giving you no
way to get back to that folder other than reopening it. Thus far their
"improvements" in this respect have actually made it more difficult to
find anything, what with hidden folders and file extensions and the
like. I wait with baited breath.
>> What could they mean? Meta-data such as keywords, descriptions, etc?
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