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 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: Makink Links
by Alex (The Original) on Wed 30th Apr 2003 09:07 UTC

its file will enter /dev which is linked to /hardware. Pretty simple!!!!

Not that simple, if that's so then, say you type "cd /hardware" and then you find out you've been taken to /dev. What the?? How did I get here? Would a normal user ever think that's a shorcut to /dev? Again, you have been taken to an unknown world. Or, say you double click the file/shorcut that looks like a folder in Explorer (**cough cough** Konquerer) and again the user gets transfered to /dev. If somethings like this is to be done, you better make the real thing, not decoys...Even if it breakes other applications, create a brand new distro that will work this way and then all we need to do for the rest of the apps to work is simply modify them a little bit (the parts of the code that tell the app where to find the required libs) and recompile it and there you go, you will make a version of your program for this brand new distro.