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[2]: With more casual users...
by Darkelve on Fri 29th May 2009 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE: With more casual users..."
Darkelve
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Also, there is nothing really wrong with the layout of everything outside of /home/.

And if distributions follow the LSB, then it will be much easier to obtain Linux skills with distribution X and equally apply them in Linux distribution Y. I suppose directory names could still be made more human-readable, but I guess the idea in the olden days was that they should be short, e.g. 'srv' and not 'myspankingbrandnewserverdirectory'.

As for /home/ , if it's easy enough for end-users, admins should be able to figure it out as well...

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