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Posted Oct 6, 2005 17:42 UTC (Thu) by peschmae (guest, #32292)
In reply to: securityfs by efexis
Parent article: securityfs

Then tell me what your not-so-tech-savvy desktop user has lost in /

Well, right, once in a while they get lost - but on their random walk down the file system they might just as well lose themselves in your /system directory as in /


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securityfs

Posted Oct 9, 2005 10:10 UTC (Sun) by nicolas@jungers (subscriber, #7579) [Link]

Then tell me what your not-so-tech-savvy desktop user has lost in /

I think that the lambda user expect to be lost in /system but to clearly understand what's on _his_ computer. The difference is the isolation of the acknowledged unmastered stuffs in one conceptually mastered place. Most l-users I know understand perfectly well the concept of root (everything on _their_ computer) in regard of the concept of home (all my personal stuffs and the personal stuffs of anybody I allow to use my computer).

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Posted Oct 11, 2005 4:06 UTC (Tue) by efexis (guest, #26355) [Link]

um... what??? Taking that to the extreme would be to say that whole
cities may as well be built like mazes, without signposts or maps. Sure
people might get lost, but as they are able to wonder into real mazes and
get lost should they decide to, they may as well get lost outside them
too.

As I said, taken to the extreme, to illustrate a point. You could think
of better closer to real-world examples if you put their mind to it.
Maybe the electrics or pipes, and the meters they connect to that run
through office blocks? Electricions/plumbers can get to them if they need
to repair or make modifications to them, they have the knowledge, the
tools. But if you just want to work in the office, and especially to
employ others to, you want the stuff that's not needed out of the way.
It's consciously/subconsciously processed everytime it's seen,
clouding the mind, and creating a greater feeling of unfamiliarity.

How can that possibly be a good thing?


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