Directories, paths and folders

It occurs to me that one of the problems for those who are transitioning from Macintosh OS 9 (and some Windows users for that matter) is confustion because there are several changes in naming conventions. I'm starting a list of key synonymns.

  • Directory - Folder
  • User - Account
  • Alais - Symbolic Link

The list is growing and if you have items to contribute comment on this item. This is the first step in describing the differences in the way things work in OS X.