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How to use a spatial Finder in OS X
Authored by: DamnItsHot on Jan 22, '10 12:44:10PM

Perhaps not everyone remembers or even used the original System/Finder (1.1g or earlier) that did not respect folders as directories. Before there was HFS (or HFS+) there was MFS. It was a flat file System - oh yeah we had folders but it was only to kinda organize stuff. If you fit a bunch of files on one of your 400K floppies it was nice to have the folders to hide some of that stuff, but it was all in the same directory i.e., when you went to open a file (e.g., from inside MacWrite) you saw it all. No Folders. Talk about a break in the metaphor!

There have been compromises all along (who keeps their trash can on their desk?) just choose the one that fits you the best and go for it!

Edited on Jan 22, '10 12:45:44PM by DamnItsHot



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