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[3]: Much ado about nothing
by jack_perry on Tue 19th Aug 2008 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Much ado about nothing"
jack_perry
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He'll be happy that the directory is called /etc and not /Documents\ and\ Settings.

I thought it would be obvious before, but /settings is a lot better than /etc.

This whole discussion again sounds like: "I want Unix to be like windows because it so much more user friendly! (because I'm used to the windows way)"


I don't use Windows, and haven't in years. My work computer runs Ubunto 8.04, and my home computer runs Fedora 8. That doesn't mean there isn't a better way.

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