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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How about just a simple read?
by leech on Mon 25th Aug 2008 11:43 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

All this debate about the FHS being too complicated for newer users is just sad. I started off my computing days using the Atari 8-bit computers. There really were no specific file structures for them at all. Then came the Atari ST, and with the exception of the Auto folder and a desktop.ini or newdesk.ini file depending on what version of the OS, there weren't any 'system' files so everything was just either the program, or it's libraries and they went in the programs folder.

Then I used Amiga OS and Windows 95. Frankly when I switched to Linux it was a five minute read and I completely understood why the directory structure was the way it was, and it made complete sense.

So those who are confused by it.... read wikipedia or something, it explains it nicely.

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