Re: [IxDA] Death of the Desktop

31 May 2010 - 7:24am
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Richard Carson
2010

Ha, what's funny, i never knew you could actually change the default name "desktop" to ANYTHING you want. At least on my Mac i can. I ended up calling it, " / " until i can find an appropriate name.

Richard Carson

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31 May 2010 - 10:05am
elvenmuse
2010

Actually, my idea (based on a "Unix distro") is to "rm rf /Desktop" and make all the information - formerly files - that went there simply go to /home/current_user // Note: this is just 1 change to the filesystem; I have other ideas more related to the "traditional user interface" (GUI)

I participated on the Darwin mailing list... and also use Mac OS X

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> Ha, what's funny, i never knew you could actually change the default name > "desktop" to ANYTHING you want. At least on my Mac i can. I ended up > calling > it, " / " until i can find an appropriate name. > > Richard Carson > >

1 Jun 2010 - 5:36pm
nixkuroi
2010

@Richard  - How does that make it more usable?  I'd think it'd make it less usable because it seems the file system would confuse it with a directory separator  when using the command line :) 

Then again...

@Elvenmuse - why bother?  Isn't the idea to completely remove the command line entirely?

 

2 Jun 2010 - 6:05pm
elvenmuse
2010

Not really... the command line has useful concepts; think it more as a "merge" of the CLI with the GUI (TUI as part of a SUI, no CLI... no "classic" GUI).

> @Richard  - How does that make it more usable?  I'd think it'd make it > less > usable because it seems the file system would confuse it with a directory > separator  when using the command line :)  > > Then again... > > @Elvenmuse - why bother?  Isn't the idea to completely remove the command > line entirely? > >   > > (((Please le

3 Jun 2010 - 10:05am
Richard Carson
2010

@ nixkuroi -

It would be to change the metaphorical usage of "Desktop" to one that mattered.

On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:17 PM, nixkuroi wrote:

> @Richard - How does that make it more usable? I'd think it'd make it less usable because it seems the file system would confuse it with a directory separator when using the command line :) > > Then again... > > @Elvenmuse - why bother? Isn't the idea to completely remove the command line entirely? > >
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3 Jun 2010 - 1:05pm
elvenmuse
2010

exactly, it really doesn't make any sense to use a metaphor of desktop... in something that can be a "laptop" or a "desktop computer". This desktop metaphor, although useful in its time is now quite dated from a Design POV.

> @ nixkuroi - > > It would be to change the metaphorical usage of "Desktop" to one that > mattered. > > On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:17 PM, nixkuroi wrote: > > > @Richard - How does that make it more usable? I'd think it'd make it > less > usable because it seems the file system would confuse it with a directory > separator when using the command line :) > > > > Then again... > > > > @Elvenmuse - why bother? Isn't the idea to completely remove the > command > line entirely? > > > > > > > > > >

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