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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Re: FSH Reorganisation?
by Spark on Wed 30th Apr 2003 00:40 UTC

That's exactly the point. The future will not be hirarchical. How exactly this will be done remains to be seen but one thing is fact: Only if we abstract the underlying filesystem as much as possible, we even have the _chance_ to do the convertion.
Making the filesystem easier to read (for english speaking people) will do nothing but make a flaw a bit more convenient (and introduce foreseen and unforeseen complications).
A small first step in GNOME land could be seen with the Epiphany browser's bookmark handling. This is just so much more powerful than a hirachical tree of bookmarks, even though the current implementation is still very rough. If it wouldn't crash constantly on my system, I would use it just for this feature. It will be interesting to see how this all works out but I'm quite confident that this will be one of the major advancements in the next years and this is the only thing where I'm afraid that Microsoft could get a huge lead if we don't hurry now. Will Linuxland be ready for such a massive change? Or can it be done without breaking too much existing stuff? I realise that I yet have to learn a lot about this topic.


Tux: You could really help the Linux community with this.

Help the Linux community by replacing Linux with FreeBSD, great idea! ;-)