Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Aug 2008 23:33 UTC, submitted by Charles Wilson
Editorial GoboLinux is a distribution which sports a different file system structure than 'ordinary' Linux distributions. In order to remain compatible with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, symbolic links are used to map the GoboLinux tree to standard UNIX directories. A post in the GoboLinux forums suggested that it might be better to turn the concept around: retain the FHS, and then use symbolic links to map the GoboLinux tree on top of it. This sparked some interesting discussion. Read on for more details.
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RE[4]: Do we care? Really?
by ichi on Tue 19th Aug 2008 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Do we care? Really?"
ichi
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2007-03-06

Just browse to fonts:/// and drag'n'drop.

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RE[5]: Do we care? Really?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 19th Aug 2008 13:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Do we care? Really?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Just browse to fonts:/// and drag'n'drop.


An artificial, hidden location. Great usability.

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RE[6]: Do we care? Really?
by ichi on Tue 19th Aug 2008 14:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Do we care? Really?"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I'd rather go to ~/.fonts, but if showing hidden files is too much then well, it's not like it's hidden precisely:

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6599/fontsfc1.png

Considering all user config files are stored in dot prefixed directories in ~ it is also consistent, although it might not be your thing.

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RE[6]: Do we care? Really?
by intangible on Tue 19th Aug 2008 16:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Do we care? Really?"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

You know... the fonts directory on windows is hidden too since it's in C:\Windows which is protected by default as a "system folder".
Also, try installing a font without being an administrator on Windows.

I think the Linux way is better. Perhaps they could put a link to the ~/.fonts location in the preferences menu on Ubuntu which would solve all your complaints?

Edited 2008-08-19 16:38 UTC

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