Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Aug 2008 23:33 UTC, submitted by Charles Wilson
Editorial GoboLinux is a distribution which sports a different file system structure than 'ordinary' Linux distributions. In order to remain compatible with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, symbolic links are used to map the GoboLinux tree to standard UNIX directories. A post in the GoboLinux forums suggested that it might be better to turn the concept around: retain the FHS, and then use symbolic links to map the GoboLinux tree on top of it. This sparked some interesting discussion. Read on for more details.
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No reason to stick with the old way.
by theTSF on Tue 19th Aug 2008 00:19 UTC
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Following the Unix structure is kinda silly espectially with many people using Linux for a desktop, appliance, virtualized service, or an amateur/low end servers. The Unix structure is a throw back to the old mainframe days where if you had a computer you crammed as much as possible on it. Today computers are so cheap and common it is better to have a file system designed for ease of administration.

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