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 phoenix on Tue 26th Aug 2008 01:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Basic edumacation."
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"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.

Windows for Workgroups 3.11 came with the first version of vFAT, which introduced the first incarnation of long filenames.

Windows 95 inherited vFAT, and extended it into FAT32.

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