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[5]: Basic edumacation.
by fretinator on Mon 25th Aug 2008 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Basic edumacation."
fretinator
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2005-07-06

"Other directories were made up by users - for instance I usually created c:\games and c:\downloads directories.
No, you didn't ;) . 'downloads' is 9 characters, and DOS only allowed 8.3 (8 characters, and 3 extension characters). (Fake-ish) long filenames were added in Windows NT 3.5 or Windows 95. "

Oops, you're right, it was c:\download. It's been a while!

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