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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How about Linus?
by ThomasFuhringer on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 09:01 UTC
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I dare say the fact that the volume of comments on this is exploding - with a lot of them beeing very lenghty ones - proves that this is a serious issue.

To me the mess around the directory structure is one of the main aspects where Unix sucks - big time.

It would be interesting to hear Linus' take one it. Since a lot if directory names are hard coded into the kernel, there will be no clean solution on Linux unless the benevolent dictator decides to go for it.

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