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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My Question
by Windows Sucks on Tue 19th Aug 2008 03:17 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

My question is how does Apple do it?

Mac OS is based on Unix and has a similar file system underneath. But for the regular user you don't see any of that at all.

All applications install in the applications folder. Everything for the user is just what is happening in the users home folder. Out side of that on the Mac you don't see anything else unless you look for it!

Why can't a linux distro be the same?

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