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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Why focus on the filesystem?
by F Hendrikx on Tue 29th Apr 2003 23:36 UTC

Although your article is well written, it seems to me to be missing an essential point: If I was a basic user, why do I want to look at the file system? I want to be able to open my documents, read email and browse the web, not look around "under the hood".

The underlying filesystem is irrelevant to a basic user. Sure, /dev or /proc don't mean anything to most users, but why should they care? As long as the basic tasks that most users need to complete can be done easily from the DE, what does it matter?