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    name of home and user folder.

    should the home folder in the file system be renamed user or users.
    then be given a choice to name your "home" as home or your user name. just thought it would help with eliminating having a path called /home/home/

    that way it would become /user/home/ or /user/"your user name"/

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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    I think you may be a little confused
    Try pressing Ctrl+L and look at the path again
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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    No, he's not talking about the way it's presently arranged. He's saying that "user" or "users" would be a more accurate description than "home." OSX actually uses something like "users" for the same folder, doesn't it?

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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    The way Windows 7 does it is C:\Users is where the users are and then C:\Documents and Settings is a symlink (or shortcut) to C:\Users.

    Ubuntu could make it so that /users is where the users are and then /home is a symlink to /users.

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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Copper Bezel View Post
    No, he's not talking about the way it's presently arranged. He's saying that "user" or "users" would be a more accurate description than "home." OSX actually uses something like "users" for the same folder, doesn't it?
    OK
    I was a little unsure
    I though maybe he meant
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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    The way Windows 7 does it is C:\Users is where the users are and then C:\Documents and Settings is a symlink (or shortcut) to C:\Users.

    Ubuntu could make it so that /users is where the users are and then /home is a symlink to /users.
    Yuck and more yuck
    Windows file system is a complete mess IMO
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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Yuck and more yuck
    Windows file system is a complete mess IMO
    Agree. On Windows I don't know what folders do backup because software configs is thrown randomly everywhere. On Linux, backup the home folder and bam! you're good.
    And this is only one example.

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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by spiritech View Post
    should the home folder in the file system be renamed user or users.
    then be given a choice to name your "home" as home or your user name. just thought it would help with eliminating having a path called /home/home/

    that way it would become /user/home/ or /user/"your user name"/

    spiritech
    Wouldn't that break pretty badly if you actually have more than one user? Only one of them would have the option to call his home directory "home" while all the others would still have to use their actual usernames instead...

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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Yuck and more yuck
    Windows file system is a complete mess IMO
    I hate windows file system.

    Linux FS is fine the way it is. It may not be perfect, but dear god at least I can find what I am looking for.
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    Re: name of home and user folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    OK
    I was a little unsure
    I though maybe he meant
    this is exactly what i was talking about.
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