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The Register: Readers letters Naught for Nautilus

Aug 21, 2000, 14:49 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"Hate to rain on the Eazel lovefest, but if there's one thing I find myself using constantly to save time in MacOS it's the "View by 'list'" option in the finder. Why? Because it lets me see the contents of more than one directory at one time; to any level in any of those opened directories-all the way down. To the best of my knowledge, Windows has never been able to do that and still can't with its bullshit dual-pane File Manager/Explorer. I still have to bounce up and down the tree and back and forth between those two stupid panes to see how the contents of one directory compares to that of another."

"It's both laughable and pathetic that Windows can't show me my environment any better, and it's especially disturbing and pathetic that precious Eazel appears to be wedded to the same ossified path (it's truly disturbing and pathetic that OS X is headed the same way,) as well as most of the X Windowing System file managers for Linux. No wonder I, a loyal Mac user since the days of the LC II, find myself in console mode so much when the G3 is booted into Linux."

"Do you or Andy Hertzfeld know Aqua at all? ... There is nothing like the multiple-pane browser in Nautilus. This device is simply the most advanced thing for quick navigation of complex data structures available. ... In Aqua you have this advanced data browser, and if you want it, the simple, one-window web navigator like approach (like Windows and now Nautilus provide). And of course, multiple window operation EXACTLY like the current Finder."

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