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 jbolden1517 on Tue 29th Apr 2003 18:38 UTC

So...how long do you think we should stick with POSIX? 10 more years? Another 30 years? 100 years?

I vote for 100 years. Obviously the Posix standards will evolve but I think Linux should be an http://www.unix-systems.org/">Open . Linux users are Unix users who value open source. Open systems was a major accomplishment of the 1980s and I for one am not willing to casually throw that away.

As for the basic argument, POSIX has no problem with sym linking off a bunch of directories to create a Mac like structure. You are allowed to emulate the Unix file system you don't actually need to implement it. The best example is VMS which emulates a unix filesystem on top of the native database filesystem (which BTW is something I think Linux should do).