I found Mint a few months ago and I like it very much.
(well ubuntu got worse and worse over the years)
but there are a few things about linux I don't like and I want to share the ideas.
One is this one: in the HOME dir are too many files.
I have to change between show and hide hidden files permanently because of this.
What about separating all those hidden config files from my data? ie creating something like
containing all those tons of config files
containing "Documents", "Videos", "Downloads" etc
The data dir might become the new deskop, containing my data folders and some shortcuts I need.
With the filemanager open in $HOME/data not $HOME any more.
I know this might be a huge task to touch any usage of $HOME in any piece of source.
maybe you could start with only the second part, adding a data dir?
I believe it would have great advantages.
- you may backup your data easily without touching the config which is more OS-specific.
- easier to browse, you could even remove the hidden attribute from the config files.
- I move my data to a separate partition, not by mounting /home, but by using links to the other partition. would be easier this way.
- You could keep different versions of config from different OSes but sharing the same data easily.