Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC
Editorial Earlier this week, we ran a story on GoboLinux, and the distribution's effort to replace the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with a more pleasant, human-readable, and logical design. A lot of people liked the idea of modernising/replacing the FHS, but just as many people were against doing so. Valid arguments were presented both ways, but in this article, I would like to focus on a common sentiment that came forward in that discussion: normal users shouldn't see the FHS, and advanced users are smart enough to figure out how the FHS works.
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Not really bothered
by Isolationist on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 16:36 UTC
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2006-05-28

As a desktop user I am not really bothered about the layout used by the Operating System, providing it is hidden from me.

The only layout I am really interested in is my own home directory (e.g. pictures, music, documents, etc).

Suppose the layout is more important to people administrating servers, who have to make manual configuration changes in /etc ...

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