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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by righard on Sun 24th Aug 2008 16:30 UTC
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If we do have to change everything why not use a lot of variables like
$(bin) $(sbin) $(local_bin) $(include) $(locale_include) etc. etc. Then every distribution can make there own choices as to where to place it's files, and Joe User who doesn't want to know how his computer works can easily find important system files to delete.

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