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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The Root Cause
by Revolutioner on Sat 10th May 2003 05:28 UTC

Well, if the Unix file system is a mess, then why don't we eliminate the root of the problem by changing the structure of the file system itself. As a matter of fact another file system, on the distribution CD's, is another example of a complete lack of proper organization! The two systems should be solved together that a reasonable mapping of installation could be maintained. And, one should note that not only system-related files but all foreseeable applications should be considered. There are people who try to use the system doing some actual work beside tinkering and tweaking.