software category and sub-categories


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I think we need better categorization of the software. There is also the "software type" product properties we need to keep in mind.

The thing we could do is either remove the sub-categories and use them in the "software type" property, and base these categories on some software website (cnet,filehippo). Or, we could do that in the sub-category flavor...

What do you think is best ?

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I'm not too well versed in the software world, so some other folk like dialup, Charon and squalor will have better opinions. I can give some general opinions though. The benefit of adding a sub category is that you can attach new property types to the category, but the downside is that you can't do permutations and combinations of multiple categories. Of course with property types you don't have a "top pick".

Personally I don't find the "Software Type" property that useful, and having discrete subcategories SEEMS to make more sense to me.

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I agree with Omar. I also think that operating systems should have a better layout for sub categories, i.e. (Open-Source, Closed, Server...) or at least just server. Or we should settle on a difference between type and cateogory that is clear and usable. For example

FreeNAS

  • Category = OS
  • Type = Server

 

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