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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Or perhaps it could be stated as "People gotta eat". It great to experiment with all kinds of cool, innovative, re-imagine the desktop stuff. But at the end of the day, most developers have a penchant for food, clothing, etc. Boring, reliable, meet-the-current-needs applications pay the bills. The others are for fun and excitement.

Personally, I love playing with new and inventive frameworks. I love learning new programming languages, new paradigmns, etc. But I make a living writing what I consider VERY boring applications. Maybe someday I will get paid to think outside the box. Otherwise, my time is too short.

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