Smarter Linux file structure aims to ease software management
Jan 25, 2010, 19:33 (11 Talkback[s])
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"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
""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."