[linux-elitists] Update--distribution for your mother?
Mon Aug 18 11:46:35 PDT 2003
On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 08:21:52PM +0100, Geoff Lane wrote:
> The Linux kernel is an excellent foundation, but from the filesystem up to
> the GUI everything must change. For example, this portable I'm typing on
> has a 60Gb hard disk. I don't work on AV projects so that 60Gb will last me
> 80 years at the rate I generate new data before I would be forced to erase
> any old data. Yet no filesystem provided with popular Linux distros can
> make use of this to provide rollback of files or entire filesystems
> following user mistakes. "delete it and it's gone forever" is a lousy
> design principle for a device to be used by the casual user. A trash can is
> not a solution because it asks the casual user to understand how all the
> cogs, belts and chains are related.
Many people are eagerly awaiting the patches to the existing filesystem
code from you to implement these "much needed" new features.
/me adopts a new "put up or shut up" attitude...
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