Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
General Unix Finally something really interesting to talk about. If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.
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RE[7]: Wow, That Was Simple
by lucas_maximus on Tue 31st Jan 2012 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Wow, That Was Simple"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I have re-read your original comment 3 times.

Pretty much every installer I use puts it all it files under the installation directory. Modern programs put their user settings in /Users/AppData.

If it has the same "bitness" as the installation then it goes in Program Files, if it is 32bit ... Program Files(x86). This seems pretty straight forward to me.

I really get what the problem is?

The shit thing on Windows 64bit is for compatibility, using system32 for 64bit programs and WOW64 for 32bit programs.

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