Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC
Editorial Earlier this week, we ran a story on GoboLinux, and the distribution's effort to replace the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard with a more pleasant, human-readable, and logical design. A lot of people liked the idea of modernising/replacing the FHS, but just as many people were against doing so. Valid arguments were presented both ways, but in this article, I would like to focus on a common sentiment that came forward in that discussion: normal users shouldn't see the FHS, and advanced users are smart enough to figure out how the FHS works.
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Not really bothered
by Isolationist on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 16:36 UTC
Isolationist
Member since:
2006-05-28

As a desktop user I am not really bothered about the layout used by the Operating System, providing it is hidden from me.

The only layout I am really interested in is my own home directory (e.g. pictures, music, documents, etc).

Suppose the layout is more important to people administrating servers, who have to make manual configuration changes in /etc ...

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RE: Not really bothered
by devurandom on Sat 23rd Aug 2008 23:57 in reply to "Not really bothered"
devurandom Member since:
2005-07-06

Personally I think the layout of the /home (or /users) directories should be empty.

It is me deciding how to keep my own files. Not the operating system. Instead recently all operating systems start to drive me crazy with thinks like "Images" "Music" "Documents" (heck, even Ubuntu started with this rubbish). Is there any serious reasons for users wanting that?

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RE[2]: Not really bothered
by Isolationist on Sun 24th Aug 2008 07:03 in reply to "RE: Not really bothered"
Isolationist Member since:
2006-05-28

Don't get me wrong I am not suggesting an enforced structure for the home directory.

What I am saying is that I am only interested in the structure of my own home directory and that should be left to me.

I don't want something enforced on me like "My Documents\Music" and also don't care about underlying layout for the OS (e.g. "/usr /usr/local/ /opt").

I also hate it when operating systems like windows enforced stuff like "My Documents\Music" etc.

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RE[2]: Not really bothered
by renox on Tue 26th Aug 2008 14:09 in reply to "RE: Not really bothered"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

That's very debatable, because it means that if you want to backup your account, you need to backup several directories because you want also to backup your program settings (bookmarks, password, etc).

And many people will forget to do this..

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