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I dont get the superior sounding tone of this comment..
Authored by: alexmathew on May 03, '09 09:44:07PM

I work on about a dozen projects at the same time - mostly exchanging information through e-mail and attachments. I have documents used in different projects that I receive from others with identical file names, perhaps forwarded in response to another unrelated e-mail. Invariably, I need to store these documents in a hierarchical structure, but retain the same name so that the sender does not get confused. Spotlight almost never finds such documents- and what if the document has been referred to in more than 20 e-mails and also stored in more than 20 other places in my folder structure? Spotlight only shows the first 5 or 10.

Unless we get away from file naming conventions enforced upon us from accountants and sales people who seem to think that by naming anything "Report" or "Presentation" - the recipient will figure out what report or presentation they are talking about, the Finder remains invaluable in creating some sense from the chaos. Spotlight is some help - but not much.

So if we - mere mortals - are to do everything from Terminal and from Spotlight - why I would just use Linux!



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I dont get the superior sounding tone of this comment..
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 19, '09 07:18:43AM

"Invariably, I need to store these documents in a hierarchical structure,"

So why is this a problem? You're already doing it right. Don't get all passive-aggressive on us because you feel eclipsed by those who've bothered to learn the more powerful tools.

As for using Linux, yes you could do that, but you wouldn't have Mac applications available to you. That's kinda the point of the Mac: it's Unix, *and* it's a Mac. You really didn't make any sense there -- unless it was showing us how much of a big baby you are. Sheesh.



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