Linked by Kevin Adams on Fri 9th May 2003 23:04 UTC
Linux "Lately, there has been lots of discussion on the current state of Linux as a desktop system, and articles pop up here and there, occasionally with very good ideas. However, none have surprised me more than this one. It was all very hyphothetical, but had pretty radical ideas on how the author thought the Linux directory tree should be reorganized." Read more about GoboLinux, a Linux distro that uses a new style directory tree at
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by Adam Scheinberg on Sat 10th May 2003 01:08 UTC

Right on!

The fact is, for some reason, it takes a very special person to have vision. The majority of Unix users fall into one of the following categories:

1. They're afriad of change.
2. It works for THEM now, so why change it?
3. They find joy in the challenge of *nix. (aka "elitism")
4. They are too literal and can't envision anything other than the status quo.

This is as frustrating as the cabinet in 24. Why would you NOT want to make it easier? They're no legitimate reason in my book why not to change the filsystem. We've evolved and moved on. People DO see their filesystem and WANT to know what's going on in their computer. Even many seasoned Linux users don't have a clue what goes where. And, even experts, if you put them on a different distro, wouldn't know their way around.

Anyone who makes a case for the current filesystem layout is simply clueless. In my very humble opinion.