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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RE[4]: My Question
by Windows Sucks on Tue 19th Aug 2008 12:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: My Question"
Windows Sucks
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It is messy (Like you said because I have used the command line on the mac and it's confusing)

But the key on the desk top is to make it easy for 90% of the people that use it. And the Mac OS is just that. Unix done easy. Something a 5 year could use.

I don't want to give a computer to my kid and they open the file manager and get confused because they don't know what /var and /bin and /root are. Normal users should never see that.

99% of the time when I am using my Mac I don't care about all that. Applications are so easy to install on a Mac I giggle everytime I install something new.

In the end all I am saying is that Apple makes it easy and that is what non tech people want.

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