Why is Fedora a multimedia disaster? - Here is why.
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 18 20:10:38 UTC 2007
> > Applications that simply go by the extension name are doing it wrong and
> > should be fixed. As it has already be pointed out there are better ways.
> Take an application such as nautilus. AFAIK, nautilus (or gnome-vfs, or
> whatever) used to look inside each file to determine what mime type it
> was, in order to display it alongside the name and attach an icon. This
> was very slow, since it had to open each file in a directory.
Can't comment for gnome. I never use it if I can help it. But in KDE this
doesn't seem to be an issue. konqueror can open directories with many files
and, as far as I can tell, determines their type almost instantly (at least
from my perception it is very very fast).
Maybe gnome could learn from KDE ;)
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