Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 11th Aug 2004 07:53 UTC
Editorial Computers are complex systems but it's a mistake to assume they need to be complex to use. However, usability is not as easy as it may first seem. It is a different discipline from software development lacking the strict logic or having a "right way". There are only differing requirements and differing collections of guidelines. Making things easy is difficult.
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Usable File Heiriarchy Exists
by Pierce Lopez on Wed 11th Aug 2004 13:14 UTC

Has anyone heard of Gobolinux? It (successfully) makes linux work in an intuitive file heiriarchy - /System /Programs /Users (I think, don't know the specifics at this time). Also, programs go under /Programs/foo/1.2/ so different versions are kept isolated (then simlinked in to a common directory). Check it out at http://gobolinux.org/