Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 19:17 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ask OSNews is apparently quite popular among you guys; the questions just keep on coming in. Since David took on the first two, we decided to let me handle this one - it's an area I've personally covered before on OSNews: file system layouts. One of our readers, a Linux veteran, studied the GoboLinux effort to introduce a new filesystem layout, and wondered: "Why not adopt the more sensible file system from GoboLinux as the new LSB standard?"
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Right on, Thom
by Wes Felter on Thu 28th May 2009 21:00 UTC
Wes Felter
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2005-11-15

The FHS is forcing us into "spray-on usability" where a simple-looking GUI obscures complex internals when we should probably be working on real usability: making the system internally simple and understandable.

People have opposed every cross-cutting usability improvement (udev, HAL, D-Bus, NetworkManager, PulseAudio, X on tty1 (!), compositing, kernel modesetting, etc.) yet they were eventually made, so there is some hope of fixing FHS. I suspect it would take a strong leader to push it through.

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