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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk anon i preffer command lines

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    OSes were legimately easier to understand before the mid 90s.
    Some Linux OSes like Artix and Alpine still are like that but they don't have the pretty UI to go along with it.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >system files go in system folder
    >documents go in documents
    >applications go in applications
    >utilities go in utilities
    Why can't we have this today? The whole idea of a multi-user directory structure is moronic on a personal computer and never should have been brought over from unix. Just look at this fricking mess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That’s mostly the windows file structure you are talking about. You can actually change the file structure in Linux too, possibly in Gentoo, but you would have to compile everything.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Windows is the most unorganized of all of them. It's just a bunch of random shit shoved into the windows folder, along with the even more moronic idea of a giant database that stores settings for everything in one centralized easily corruptible file. It's insane that windows still works like that to this day. Nothing will ever achieve the elegance and simplicity of classic mac os's folder structure.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >elegance and simplicity
          They just hid anything that'd normally be in directories, in a fricking resource fork, my friend.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And what's wrong with that? Everything associated with an application should be in the application file itself. It makes it easy to move things around and reduce clutter.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >self contained files LE BAD
            >text file as a database GOOD
            why are win/lintroons like this

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And what's wrong with that? Everything associated with an application should be in the application file itself. It makes it easy to move things around and reduce clutter.

            I grew up with it, zoomers. I'm not looking at it with nostalgia goggles. Want to download an application? It better be uuencoded first! Not using HFS filesystem? Tough luck! What apple is currently doing with .app files is unironically better than using the hack that is a resource fork.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >unix brainrot making thing bad
            >blames thing instead

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            HFS is actually nuts and extremely counter intuitive.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This
            Crossing from the. Mac ecosystem and back is hell.
            Then you have to deal with creator and file type codes.
            Oh and transferring a file to an Mac can corrupt it because frick you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What do you think the resource fork was? It was more cumbersome than whatever strawman shit you're presenting. You basically had all of your assets, images, sounds, the design of windows, baked into the resource fork, and enumerated with IDs. I used to create plugins for a game called Escape Velocity using ResEdit, and it was pretty fricking cumbersome.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Linux supports extra forks actually. No one writes apps like that though because it really sucks.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Windows Registry sucks but Windows is not the first or only OS to have introduced a central configuration database.

          https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/aix/7.3?topic=concepts-object-data-manager

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >elegance and simplicity
          They just hid anything that'd normally be in directories, in a fricking resource fork, my friend.

          >self contained files LE BAD
          >text file as a database GOOD
          why are win/lintroons like this

          [...]
          I grew up with it, zoomers. I'm not looking at it with nostalgia goggles. Want to download an application? It better be uuencoded first! Not using HFS filesystem? Tough luck! What apple is currently doing with .app files is unironically better than using the hack that is a resource fork.

          All of you homosexuals are wagie/welfare losers who will never make it whining and stamping your feet over your chosen tribal toy. You're user tier only and you'll never have an opinion worth considering. Not one of you will ever start a business.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can put $HOME for your user wherever you'd like.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        LOL you would have to rewrite everything that was written 1969-onwards. UNIX blows

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      or do like MacOS which has the regular Unix file system underneath but just symlinks it to simple folders for morons. Wasnt there a distro that also did this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        gobo https://gobolinux.org/at_a_glance.html

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh. That's the one. Is it actually usable as a regular distro, ir is it just an experiment?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            IIRC it's not well maintained so in that aspect it's not usable, but otherwise it all seems to work. There's some process to make a build script a gobo-compatible build script but it was confusing and I didn't care enough to figure it out.
            >t.played with it in a VM for a bit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      UNIX destroyed all that due to its dependency on file paths

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this looks perfectly fine to me, way better than winglows' shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm quite a few years into using linux and I'm so old I'm still not fully used to finding shit in this Decades of windows made me stupid.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        a skill issue on your end, you have the find and locate commands at your disposal at all times

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah true it's not often I need to even look in the main file system anyway. My main stuff in my home folder and another hard drive in the /mnt/ folder is usually all I need to navigate. I'm better than I was at it just can be hard to break habits.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stop worshipping things from 30 years ago. They were shit that time because there was nothing else and they are shit now because we know they are shit.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Step aside plebeian. Motif is the king

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If only it didn't take over the main thread.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    7.1 was the peak, and it used less than 700kb if memory

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, I'll take this UI, or Windows 2000's UI, or Windows 7's UI, or OS X Snow Leopard's UI. I'm not picky, just release me from this hell.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Problem OP is that nowadays everything is only consistently padded the frick up and flat. It looks very out of place when trying to mix and match with this classic stuff.

    I love how these desktops look, but keep in mind the resolutions they run at, it seems like they tried very hard to try to make everything fit together whereas today people don't care anymore because you have 4k monitors and scaling options that are making my life a god forsaken nightmare.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Apple used to have UI guidelines, they were the first firm to publish a comprehensive guide for how a program should look and feel. They even updated them for the OS X era. But then right around the time skeuomorphism came into the fore, they threw them out the window, rewrote their own programs so they don't conform, and forgot the idea.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure IBM did that first actually. That's what both DOS, Windows and OS/2 used and it's why all those apps seem intuitive.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well they all collaborated on that Taligent thing that got memory holed, but also incorporated variously into MS, IBM, and Apple projects too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're probably thinking of Common User Access.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Common_User_Access

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wrong!

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am not sure how derired it is today and if anyone wants to actually reimplement something like that today.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can use a very similar interface right now on your very own PC.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just make everything slower and clunkier

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just take your meds.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >take your meds and put on the gay vr helmet
          no

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Touch grass.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            virtual grass?

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a toilet curryBlack person. MacshitOS didn't even have memory protection. If you dared even breath near macshit it would crash.

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