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Folders are Dead, long live Folders. Folders died on Windows computers in 2004 with Google Desktop, on Mac in 2005 with Smart Folders, and in mail in 2004 with Gmail. However, all of these look to the user much like folders. Social media is another example of the use of labels instead of folders. Just because you've put your post in the #yolo folder, it ...


Databases have better performance and they can be indexed by many criterias. Filesystems usually waste a lot of space and are slow and the indexing is delegated to the user... so the users tend to search the filesystem, which is slow, resource consuming, frozes the machine, etc.

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