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: Not so fast...
by John Nilsson on Sun 24th Aug 2008 13:04 UTC in reply to "Not so fast..."
John Nilsson
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Why would there even be a relationship between name spaces and physical layouts?

Of course you should be able to distribute your data across different machines and different connection types. Especially these days when the web is more and more getting integrated into the "computer".

But why should the name space be dependent on this? Today we have the beginnings of ways to separate the two with tools like unionfs and such.

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