[TAG] Folders (subject=Talkback:127/lg_mail.html)
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Jun 8 00:15:25 MSD 2006
On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 12:31:36PM -0700, David Bl wrote:
> [Ben] - Well, first off, Unix doesn't have "Folders";
> I presume that you're talking about directories.
> Is there a way to let Gnome know this. I like the
> Bluefish editor (GTK toolbox) and it wants to look in
> my "Desktop" "Folder". I don't have either one of
> those on my box.
That's one of the reasons that I'm not a big fan of KDE _or_ GNOME; in
some ways, I see them as replicating Micr0s0ft's "Do not fear, little
human - Wind0ws(Linux) will not harm you" user interface dynamic. "Let's
make Wind0ws users feel at home" is all fine and dandy - but not at the
cost of injecting Wind0ws terminology into places in Linux where it
doesn't belong, or trying to "soften the impact" of having to deal with
a computer by pretending that it's only a fuzzy-wuzzy cuddly loveable
version of your file cabinet, yes indeed! Bleh.
Whoops - I appear to have left my 'rant' switch in the "maximum bugf*ck"
position. [click] Sorry 'bout that... anyway, right.
> P.S. Perhaps there is a list of such gaffes available
> on the net. If could be very helpful. Calling a
> disk drive "permanent memory" is one of the worst bits
> of misinformation IMHO. It is neither permanent nor memory.
Where's that one from? I don't think I've seen it before.
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