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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asmoore82
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2009-03-11

OS X:
User preferences go into /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences

Linux:
While user preferences go into ~/, they're most of the time hidden and users don't know they are there.

So tell me which one is easier to figure out.

SSH for Mac still stores in "~/.ssh/"
Firefox for Mac stores data in "~/Library/Application Support/"
Safari stores bookmarks in "~/Library/Safari/"

Apple broke with Unix tradition and gained absolutely
nothing - now their users are dumbed down AND there are
at least 3 different places to look for user preferences!!!

Advantage: Linux!

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