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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Instead of
by Jonas on Sat 10th May 2003 01:50 UTC

relayout the file system why don't hide the details under the GUI.
(some user's will be happy to see only their home as the Desktop).
This could be something like an beginner's mode. An advanced mode will be a full blown GUI, that hardcore user's don't need.
For instance, I need sometimes the hardcore mode (CLI maily) and while gaming, surfing, doing stupid things I would like a simple UI that doesn't show me the /,/bin, /usr, et al stuff
Moral: The GUI must be simple for desktop use, the system does not (real world problems hardly are simple).

IMHO, the solution in the article is not the answer. I wouldn't buy the /Programs/ls/1.2.3/ls, /Programs/ps/3.2.1/ps thing.
What if, as in other proposal, I would rather lay my distribution with /Apps instead of /Programs (what a mess to compile source code...).