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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No reason to change the FS
by Kelson on Sat 10th May 2003 22:35 UTC

There is no reason to change the filesystem.

The OS should be built in such a way that 99% of the users never have to look directly at the file system. This is very much what OS X does, which I think is the reason it is such a popular OS in spite of its unix underpinnings.

Linux will be ready for the desktop when it reaches the point that obtaining a shell is NEVER REQUIRED. I am not saying the shell should be removed, only that it should not be needed. This allows power users to continue to work as they always have, but allows less advanced users a system they can deal with.

- Kelson