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]: Much ado about nothing
by siride on Tue 19th Aug 2008 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Much ado about nothing"
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There's .fonts in your home directory and any personal settings are also stored there. The only time you need to touch stuff in /etc is to configure services beyond the default and any user-friendly distro out there has GUI tools to do configuration in /etc. If you are advanced enough to need to do stuff beyond what the GUI tools provide, then you are advanced enough to deal with the fact that it is called '/etc' and not '/hold my hand settings directory for users to look at system settings and other things like that'.

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