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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Sorry Spark
by Adam Scheinberg on Sat 10th May 2003 04:37 UTC

I can't agree with you. Whether or not you know what your talking about isn't really where I was going with "clueless." What I meant to imply was more "out of touch." Why are people so resistant to hear the argument? For me to say, "most users WANT to understand the filesystem whether they use/see it or not," the response I often get is "but they don't need to see it." So what? Why KEEP it inferior.

All I can say is that I understand why desktop UNIX doesn't even make progress. It's because the changes that should be made in favor of user-friendliness are too quickly dismissed by people who think they know what everyone should and shouldn't need/want.