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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RE: A.K.H.
by akira on Sat 10th May 2003 15:22 UTC

it's not only the distro, it the tar's and rpms, unless you intend to rewrite all MAKEFILES and have your own rpm manager. how they gonna install if you don't use standard linux conventions. this is babble. i'm suprised this many posts have been written on this subject.

who ever said using is easy. every one knows that switching to linux/unix isn't easy. it's not like newbies are saying "i thought it was easy"... i've said it once, and i'll say it again, "Linux is not for playing solitaire". if they can't figure out how to sort out the different meaning of the root directory, how the hell are they gonna use tools like xf86config. or manually up an eth0 interface. i know there are tools out there, but take suse for instance, you can use fine control over your wireless lan setup, IE: using yast2 to adjust ESSID or Channels. they bitch about not knowing the /mnt is for 'mount', so i'd like to see how you hemroids perpose we do this.