Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 23:17 UTC
Fedora Core Good news from the Linux world. Fedora has announced its intention to drastically alter the file system layout of its Linux distribution. The plan's been out for a while, but was brought to my attention by Brian Proffitt (still the best name ever) over at ITWorld. The gist is to move all binaries to /usr/bin, and all libraries to /usr/lib and /user/lib64.
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RE[2]: Comment by Jason Bourne
by Jason Bourne on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Jason Bourne"
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Well,

I would choose /app and /user because it's definitely better for typing; it's a real pain when you have to browse manually file systems directories.

actually

/adm
/app
/lib
/med
/sys
/user
/var


Would do better, the new /adm to replace /root and /med in place of /media. we could keep /var and let /tmp inside it.

Anyways, any simplification of this current mess would be nice to have.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Why this fetish for /user instead of /home?

Try this experiment: Find some non-technical users and ask them: "If you're looking for your files are you more likely to click on a folder called Home or a folder called Users?" My experiments over the years have been about 70% in favor of "Home," pretty consistently too.

"Users" may be a technically correct classification of the directory, but users don't think of themselves as users.

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