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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RE: Basic edumacation.
by dagw on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 22:22 UTC in reply to "Basic edumacation."
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Everyone should have a rudimentary knowledge of the directory tree and of the basic internal components of a computer.

I'm sure most here agree with that, the real question at hand is whether knowing the difference between /sbin, /usr/sbin, /opt and /usr/local/bin counts as the sort of rudimentary knowledge the avg. computer user should have.

There is no good reason not to simplify things that can be simplified.

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