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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RE[3]: Some sense coming through
by foljs on Fri 29th May 2009 08:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Some sense coming through"
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It reorganized the filesystem. Fine. What did it achieve? What do Gobolinux users achieve that users of other distros can't?

The achieve a HUGE improvement in one part of the overall UNIX design.

Generally when distros do something really useful...they become very popular and you hear a lot about them.

Really? This is how you think it works? Then Windows must do something really useful...

Gobo hasn't. All I ever hear about it is that it reorganized the filesystem. Well, er, good. I don't hear much about how, in concrete terms, that's helped people do things better.

If it's not apparent to you, go read their documents.

They demonstrate how things get done better with the reorganization.

But even a simple 1% simplification, generalization and elegantization of the overall design is worth it...

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