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[5]: My Question
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Aug 2008 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: My Question"
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In the end all I am saying is that Apple makes it easy and that is what non tech people want.

That's not the point, and I'm not even contending it. The point, however, is that Apple doesn't solve the problem - it merely hides it.

Which is hardly a feat worth gloating about.

GoboLinux, on the other hand, actually tries to fix the problem, which IS a feat worth gloating about.

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