You might have heard that the File system in Moodle 2.0 is much changed from the current deployments. It’s been a point of contention for some, but in general is designed to cut down the size and bloat of course backup files and Moodle sites (by allowing easy reuse of materials across a Moodle site). Without using it on a daily basis, I’m hesitant to come down on either side. What I can say though is the ease by which I will be able to link to swap out files and update course resources across multiple course versions will be a GREAT time saver (and I’m generally looking forward to jumping into it once 2.0 is released). As Mark’s pointed out though, is that Moodle 2.0 will come with a “Legacy Course Files” option which will allow courses to have their own “folder”…just like your current Moodle classroom.
For more information on the Legacy Course Files for Moodle 2.0 checkout http://docs.moodle.org/en/Legacy_course_files
In any event, Mark Drechsler (@markdrechsler) has created a nice presentation (actually two) which highlights the differences between the two file systems (1.9 and previous vs. 2.0 and beyond) in a comical, easy to digest “conversation”. Check out his blog for both parts (part 1 | part 2) or see the presentation embedded below.
Mark raises a good point about the Legacy File System: just because it’s available, doesn’t mean you should enable it.