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iA Founder Praises Mountain Lion’s New One-Level File System

File systems are essential part of computers in today’s world. They are essential to help you organize your files efficiently and effectively. However, for long, Apple has been making use of multi-level file systems in its desktop operating system. Now, with OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has also introduced a single-level file system.


This, according to the founder of Information Architects, is an excellent move. Oliver Reichenstein is of the view that a file system must be intuitive and easy to use. According to him, the multi-level file system is so complex and cumbersome that a lot of time is spent in trying to understand it and finding files within it.

Even those who are adept at technology find it hard to put up with the multi-level file system since there are multiple levels of folder structure. One-level file system, on the other hand, is simple and very easy to use. Reichenstein writes in a recent blog post, “Thinking about how to deal with files prevents me from working. And this annoys me.”

He has written a detailed post showing how the new file system perfectly suits a common user. The new Document Library associates files with the relevant apps so that they are organized better. Moreover, with iCloud, it has become a lot easier to sync document across a range of devices.

Why is this such a relief? Because, Reichenstein says, with the new file system, a user no longer has to search up files by extension or drag documents around to try and organize them. Also, there will no longer be multiple versions of a single file due to the new ‘Versions’ feature.

Source: Information Architects

Courtesy: The Verge

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