[Bug 12657] New: inconsistent directory naming

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           Summary: inconsistent directory naming
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gtk+2.0
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: madman at linux.bydg.org
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

I'm concerned about Directory naming in gtk+/gnome. Since gnome runs mostly on
UNIX based systems, it should use unix terminology. A directory in (some) gnome
applications and libraries is called a 'folder', which is a Microsoft name for a

Other applications and libraries (the console ones, the whole KDE, Mozilla,
Firefox, OOo etc.) refer to directory as directory. This can be confusing,
especially for new users.
I think the whole system should have consistent naming schemes, and directory
should be called directory _everywhere_.

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