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 Kuro5hin.org.
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by Adam Scheinberg on Sat 10th May 2003 02:43 UTC

Rayiner, I normally agree wholeheartedly with your posts, but this one time I have to straight up disagree. Do you believe XML is a waste of time? Well, Rule #1 of XML is that terseness is of minimal importance.

Why should a filesystem be unreadable. Sure, it's not "that hard," but if it was super-clear, maybe developers wouldn't write shitty apps that put files all over the filsystem.

I have said it before, I'll say it again. Trash compatibility, IMPROVE the system, start over with a better beginning. Since history began, people have felt "a clean start" was worthwhile. Only die-hards UNIX-ites who can't see past the status-quo insist otherwise.