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]: Again, nothing convincing
by asmoore82 on Sat 30th May 2009 04:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Again, nothing convincing"
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There's no hole. My plan is a template. Mac OS X has a separation between system and programs. Windows has it.

Riiight, because no Software Installer in Windows
ever puts files in "C:\WINDOWS" - oh wait, they do!!
Because the backend of ClamXav for Mac OS X doesn't
go in /usr/local - oh wait, it does!!
FHS, by far, comes the closest to actually having its standards
followed - Mac and Windows are just Wishing in the Wind.

My plan allows for flexibility and transparency, and the freedom of users to manage their software in a way THEY want - not some method mandated by the operating system.

If you can't live with the built in package manger, maybe,
just maybe, you've chosen the wrong distro to begin with.

It also reduces complexity by a large degree, because you don't need fallible dependency tools, and you don't require access to repositories

Because centralized packaged software deployment isn't
the next logical evolutionary step - oh wait, it is!
Because other companies aren't all scrambling to repeat the
success of the iPhone App Store - oh wait, they are!!

And I always thought that the UNIX/Linux world was about keeping things simple.

"Unix is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity."
~Dennis Ritchie

Well, I obviously disregarded that thought eons ago, and you just seem to further cement my belief that the Linux world is just as afraid of moving on and true innovation as Microsoft.

"innovation" is a meaningless buzzword -
you seem to have it confused with "progress"

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