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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RE[2]: Not really bothered
by Isolationist on Sun 24th Aug 2008 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Not really bothered"
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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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REALLY bothered
by sakeniwefu on Mon 25th Aug 2008 07:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Not really bothered"
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Not as in "I won't use this system anymore" but as in "OMG this can't be happening again".
Each time I have to deal with "invisible" .directories that keep accumulating files but won't ever never be deleted by uninstallers and "documentation" packages that hide the text files you want to read in some obscure directory deep into /usr, I kill a Linux developer.
In case you feel sorry, they should have developed a nethack version of cd so that browsing the endless dungeon would be somewhat more interesting than hacking through them. ;)

Edited 2008-08-25 07:19 UTC

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