Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jul 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by suka
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shutttleworh, the head honcho over at Canonical and Ubuntu, has given an interview to derStandard.at during the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. He talks about GNOME 3.0, the struggle to improve the user experience on the Linux desktop, as well as various other things.
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Why not fix it?
by stanbr on Tue 14th Jul 2009 10:20 UTC
stanbr
Member since:
2009-05-22

So lets see if I get it... he says the whole file structure is broken, but instead of fix it, we should start using some weird program that will magically find our files. The only problem is:
1- My files will continue to be in a weird structure.
2- This magic will cost me lost of cpu cycles and memory, and I think we have better things to do with it.

I don't care about zeitgeist, google destkop, beagle, and not even locate... just fix the damn file structure so it's easier for the users to find the files...
Can't understand the concepts of directory and files? Then just don't use a computer at all my friend...

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RE: Why not fix it?
by kaiwai on Tue 14th Jul 2009 11:56 in reply to "Why not fix it?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

So lets see if I get it... he says the whole file structure is broken, but instead of fix it, we should start using some weird program that will magically find our files. The only problem is:
1- My files will continue to be in a weird structure.
2- This magic will cost me lost of cpu cycles and memory, and I think we have better things to do with it.

I don't care about zeitgeist, google destkop, beagle, and not even locate... just fix the damn file structure so it's easier for the users to find the files...
Can't understand the concepts of directory and files? Then just don't use a computer at all my friend...


Why is it a weird structure? if you're an end user the only thing you need to interact with are the files in your directory, everything outside that can be manipulated through package managers, configuration tools provided by the distribution and so forth.

What it seems to be is that you're driving to the bottom of the barrel to find something to loath about something that is different to what you're used to.

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RE[2]: Why not fix it?
by vivainio on Tue 14th Jul 2009 12:02 in reply to "RE: Why not fix it?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Why is it a weird structure? if you're an end user the only thing you need to interact with are the files in your directory, everything outside that can be manipulated through package managers, configuration tools provided by the distribution and so forth.


it doesn't help that programs drop the files they emit to random places (web downloads, email attachment saving, camera photo import, notepad applications, "New document" feature in various applications).

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RE: Why not fix it?
by testman on Wed 15th Jul 2009 12:26 in reply to "Why not fix it?"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

2- This magic will cost me lost of cpu cycles and memory, and I think we have better things to do with it.

Most people with reasonably modern computers should have cycles aplenty for such a task. What could you possibly need every last cycle for on a Desktop PC? Do you fold protein structures on your time off?

Can't understand the concepts of directory and files? Then just don't use a computer at all my friend...

Don't be ridiculous.

On my Windows Vista machine, folder layout is essentially meaningless for the most part. When I want to access a document I have written earlier, I simply enter it into the search bar. Windows 7 even groups these into logical folders, regardless of where they are on your system. I understand that the Mac features something similar.

Don't understand the concept of Kernels and Userland? Then just don't use a computer at all "my friend…"

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RE[2]: Why not fix it?
by stanbr on Thu 16th Jul 2009 18:39 in reply to "RE: Why not fix it?"
stanbr Member since:
2009-05-22

Most people with reasonably modern computers should have cycles aplenty for such a task.


I want my hardware to not be obsolete in 2 years. I dont want stupid coolers that makes loud noise and break all the time. I want my programs to open in less time as possible.

I DONT want more useless crap running in background.

simply enter it into the search bar


Your computer probably is a big mess.. you must be the kind of user that format and re-install the system every 6 months.

Don't understand the concept of Kernels and Userland? Then just don't use a computer at all "my friend…"


Since when your search bar is kernel-side?..

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