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[5]: Basic edumacation.
by phoenix on Tue 26th Aug 2008 01:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Basic edumacation."
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"Other directories were made up by users - for instance I usually created c:\games and c:\downloads directories.


No, you didn't ;) . 'downloads' is 9 characters, and DOS only allowed 8.3 (8 characters, and 3 extension characters). (Fake-ish) long filenames were added in Windows NT 3.5 or Windows 95.
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Windows for Workgroups 3.11 came with the first version of vFAT, which introduced the first incarnation of long filenames.

Windows 95 inherited vFAT, and extended it into FAT32.

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