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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AmigaOS
by henrikmk on Sat 30th May 2009 07:38 UTC
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I'll just say that AmigaOS had the best damn file system hierarchy, and the designers understood that it eliminated the need for a lot of maintenance tools that other OS'es needed, thus making everything even simpler.
This is something the unices have not quite understood and that Microsoft obviously twisted into something they could make money on.

If AmigaOS breaks for some reason, you can fix it yourself by hand, simply due to the design of the file system hierarchy. It takes only a few days to get to the deep end, and know everything and there's no need to read long HOWTOs, to become a "specialist" in it.

Find me another OS where you would dare to dive into the file system to move around libraries yourself.

It's a damn shame that every OS designer out there is ignoring this amazing advantage of AmigaOS.

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