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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Filesystem lay-out
by Anonymous on Thu 1st May 2003 15:06 UTC

I disagree with changing the filesystem lay-out. it is an amateur techie perspective only. On a good stable distro, there is no reason to browse the filesystem. The filesystem is there to support the system, but all a user needs is to find their document, spreadsheets, images, etc. On a good distro, there is no need to hunt after individual configuration files or mess around in the /dev directory. So, the focus of the Desktop Environments should be to hide as much of the underlying mechanics as possible. And I don't mean obscure, I mean not needing to see...

Let's focus efforts on building a good DE rather than dropping POSIX compatibility and use all the effort to update apps for the new filesystem layout.