Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 23:17 UTC
Fedora Core Good news from the Linux world. Fedora has announced its intention to drastically alter the file system layout of its Linux distribution. The plan's been out for a while, but was brought to my attention by Brian Proffitt (still the best name ever) over at ITWorld. The gist is to move all binaries to /usr/bin, and all libraries to /usr/lib and /user/lib64.
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ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

When does a user ever type this?
They just select it in a list in the GUI. And the current ridiculous naming scheme is inpenetrable to them. And ugly.

Computers should be made for users and not developers.

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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by oinet on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 11:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

When does a user ever type this?
They just select it in a list in the GUI. And the current ridiculous naming scheme is inpenetrable to them. And ugly.

Computers should be made for users and not developers.


CLI users are users too.

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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by l3v1 on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 11:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

When does a user ever type this?


Uhmm... all the time.

There exist users other then "users".

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Since it doesn't matter to dumb "desktop users" who don't understand anything and just click anyway and it DOES matter to those of us who use the command line, why not satisfy everybody instead of just the philistines?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Obviously because you use a command line and have memorized obscure commands makes you a better human being ... :-|

Anyway most shells have tab completion. Even cmd.exe (which is well known for being a bit rubbish) has it (since Win XP). The length of the word is pretty much irrelevant.

The word "System" is pretty clear what it is ...

Edited 2011-11-03 13:42 UTC

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