You will have probably heard some of these rumours flying around that Longhorn, the next version of Windows, will have some sort of cooler way of addressing data that it will move beyond files and folders and into something new and better? Well, of course, Apple has to have something up its sleeve as well if its going to compete with that. And so we have "Spotlight". Sounds nice.

[COLOR=#1951B9]When he unveiled it at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco alongside Mac OS X 10.4, aka "Tiger," Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted Spotlight as a solution to the clutter of folders and files. It will take three separate technologies to perform that trick, Ken Bereskin, senior director of Mac OS X product marketing at Apple Computer Inc., told eWEEK.com. One is already built into the Mac OS X file system, and two are newly invented. [/COLOR]

Inspired by iTunes, Spotlight will probably look something like Apple's Music Organizer on steroids. Hmm....