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[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 25th Aug 2008 12:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
Thom_Holwerda
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Software is complex, no kidding. The whole point here is to make it more understandable to humans. Not an impossible task.

You can't fix something without understanding it, no kidding. The whole point here is to make it more understandable to humans so more of them can fix it. Not an impossible task.


+1 for you, you get the gist. Others here get lost in debates about details, while all I was trying to say was: we made the front-end rather useable (not in all cases, but hey) - the next big step is to make the back-end useable and logical.

That being said, I am an OCD patient (and i'm not just saying that to be cool - I've actually been diagnosed as such), so my inclination towards order, cleanliness, and structure might not be exactly... Healthy.

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