Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th May 2009 19:17 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ask OSNews is apparently quite popular among you guys; the questions just keep on coming in. Since David took on the first two, we decided to let me handle this one - it's an area I've personally covered before on OSNews: file system layouts. One of our readers, a Linux veteran, studied the GoboLinux effort to introduce a new filesystem layout, and wondered: "Why not adopt the more sensible file system from GoboLinux as the new LSB standard?"
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foldingstock
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2008-10-30

The problem with your theory is human stupidity. If you make the filesystem more "friendly looking" then a larger number of people are going to be more likely to start poking around in places they shouldn't and hose their system.

"I accidentally..the whole drive" isn't exactly covered under the manufacturer's warranty, either.

For the average user, "My Documents" or "/home"is a fine place to stay. Leave the inner workings to people that understand it.

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mstuartm Member since:
2009-05-29

The problem with your theory is human stupidity. If you make the filesystem more "friendly looking" then a larger number of people are going to be more likely to start poking around in places they shouldn't and hose their system.


Don't confuse stupidity with a lack of knowledge. Sooner or later, we all "poke around" places we shouldn't and screw things up. If that sort of behavior makes someone stupid, then we're all taking the short bus from now on.

Also, you're arguing here in favor of the principle known as "security through obscurity." Sometimes it actually works -- but I wouldn't count on it.

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