As a follow-up, there are a lot of reasons still to sort your music by folder, like when it comes time to move or copy things around. Really, the entire desktop needs to be formulated for such an environment of dealing with meta-data instead of directly with files, and AFAIK that is the new thing Gnome 3 wants to push for, and no doubt KDE as well. Getting rid of Nautilus, and just using other software for media management. Sounds interesting, and I'm interested to see what issues arise because of it. Most likely there will still be a need for Nautilus and other file managers for a long while to come, particularly for obscure file formats and system administrators in general, but those things could be left to the Server versions of distros, while the Desktop versions could stop carrying file managers by default.
No announcement yet.
What Will Be Talked About At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit