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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Re: Whatever
by Adam Scheinberg on Sat 10th May 2003 05:53 UTC

I'm not sure that I'd bank on your mother and grandmother as being a fair representation of most computer users.

"Most computer users" either get whatever comes with their PC or pirate stuff. The target for making money is on the corporate desktop. These are people who know enough - just enough to be dangerous.

Have you ever actually maintained a network? Have you seen what users do to their filesystems? How they add and remove programs? They litter the filesystem - and that's in Windows, a fairly readable system! Put them in Linux and they don't know their head from their feet - they won't know how to organize anything. I'm sorry if you feel like I'm being snobbish about it, but I can't see any validity to any rebuttal except compatibility breaking. And to me, that's part of what has to happen to Linux distros if they want to be adopted on a large scale.