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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LinuxSTEP
by Thomas Cherryhomes on Thu 1st May 2003 07:19 UTC

I would like to point people to the following URLs:

http://www.linuxstep.org/
http://developer.linuxstep.org/

LinuxSTEP is an experiment to not think of Linux as a rag tag collection of applications atop a Linux based kernel, but rather to create a single cohesive environment on top of the Linux kernel using GNUstep as the primary application toolkit, and unification point.

The other major point of this design is to remove the legacy UNIX filesystem cruft, and replace it with more meaningful pathnames meant for user consumption, and to provide user friendly means of managing that information not only at the application level, but at the filesystem level.

I recommend reading the LinuxSTEP Filesystem Heirarchy at developer.linuxstep.org for more information on our revolutionary filesystem design. Of course, you can also stop by #linuxstep on irc.freenode.net and talk to the developers.

-Thom Cherryhomes