Double-clicking on a file in Dolphin/Thunar/Nautilus == desktop win.
Double-clicking on some list in a custom GUI == desktop pain.
"All your other points are made moot by the export appliance feature."
I covered this in my previous message. Just imagine if you were forced to store all your OpenOffice documents (or Emacs or Vim or whatever) in a custom database, and were forced to export every time you wanted to attach one to an email or back up to a NAS. As I said, it's is a step in the right direction, but it still sucks.
"And of course an exported VM can be imported on another machine."
By "system" I meant VMWare, Xen, Virt-Manager, etc. Can any other virtualization system import a VirtualBox appliance?
"Using the same file for different things is just a bad idea."
Sometimes true, often false. Imagine if you had to store each layer in a separate Gimp file. Or had to keep mp3 data in one file and its ID3 tags in another. It would be horrible. Maybe read again the upsides and downsides I mentioned in the previous message?
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