Linked by Adam S on Wed 30th Apr 2003 07:26 UTC
Linux Lately, we've all read a lot of articles about desktop Linux - so many that it's getting hard to tell them apart. One says "Why Linux Sucks," the next "My Success With Linux." Even Michael Robertson of Lindows.com joined the fun with his "Why Desktop Linux Sucks, Today." But very few people have proposed anything radical, and I believe that's what's needed to take GNU/Linux to the next level.
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POSIX
by stew on Tue 29th Apr 2003 18:13 UTC

POSIX defines a standard layout for the file system. If you drop that, you lose 30 years of compatibility.

So...how long do you think we should stick with POSIX? 10 more years? Another 30 years? 100 years? Or should we just do it like the most popular desktop operating system and ignore POSIX now? Even then you can run POSIX inside a sandbox on non-POSIX systems, as Cygwin does it on Win32 or the geek gadgets do it on AmigaOS.