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Smarter Linux file structure aims to ease software management

Jan 25, 2010, 19:33 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

"The Unix file system hierarchy has been used for decades and remains the model for most of today's modern Linux systems, but one distribution, GoboLinux, is making software management easier with an innovative directory structure.

"Speaking at this year's Linux.conf.au Linux and open source conference in Wellington, New Zealand, GoboLinux developer Michael Homer said the standard Unix directory structure has survived for many years, but sometimes it is not optimal for contemporary computing.

""One of the first responses we get is :'Is there a reason for the directory structure in Unix', but the problem is a lot of those reasons are not needed anymore," Homer said."

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