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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I came up with an idea like this six years ago and actually tried to implement it:

At that time I was mostly bombarded with comments about how absurd the idea was. How interesting to see the sentiment turn and awareness of the problem grow. Unfortunately it took six year to get to here. Considering that, chances are, I will not live to see the day Linux is using a decent directory structure.

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