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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Filesystem layout
by smoke on Tue 29th Apr 2003 21:48 UTC

one thing noone seems to understand here:
the user does just need his home directory and should never need to dig around somewhere else. the changes described are purely aestethical. of course we could call /dev -> /hardware and stuff like that, but it won't hide the fact that joe user should never under any circumstances go there. all this stuff is strictly for the system. or do you dig around in your /windows dir that much (or /dev @ apple ). what linux needs more is a common configuration, stable API's and libraries 3rd party developers ( who sell apps ) can use. most of it exists allready, the only problem being common configuration frontends for home users - but these are being worked on, as is freedesktop.org's pioneering for desktop standards (drag and drop etc.). its just progressing nicely and i dont understand what the fuzz is about. its ready when its ready and if you want to do something do it.