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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Where I think the problem is...
by Josh Byington on Sat 10th May 2003 09:48 UTC

Readign the posts by the hard core Unix users I get teh understanding that they don't want their SERVER OS messed up. Sounds fine to me. Why not just fork Linux into a Desktop OS and Server OS? Face it, Linux is going to the desktop whether you want it to or not. LindowsOS is showing what a good marketing campaign can do for Linux. You can hate it all you want... it's comming.

If I were so content with everything being the way it is now on every OS, I would be using Win95 and still be running a Pentium 200. Why upgrade anything? Ever?

Do you WANT Linux to fail on the desktop? Why can't you see that the only thing to do is change willingly or forcefully? Looking at the Longhorn Screenshots has shown me that Microsoft is paying attention to the Unix world and is implementing some of the nicer features (like virtual desktops and transparent menus). If developers of home-targeted software can't get a decent sized linux user base, there will be NO comercial software. If I owned a business, I sure wouldn't develop for a platform I would loose money on.

Sorry for going off topic a bit. I just wish that the System V people would wake up and see the way things are going. We need your help, not your attitude.