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osOpinion: Linux Standard Base article

Apr 14, 2000, 07:42 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nikato Muirhead)

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"Compatibility... that's the big question. The common filesystem structure called File Hierarchy Standard. Version 2.1 has just been released. The main reason for this new hierarchy is so that Linux can eliminate the problems of files being in different locations on different implementations of linux. This is a key part of the Linux Standard Base, and has now been totally rewritten."

"Using this filesystem, it will be much easier for packages made on one version of linux, or Unix to work on another version of linux. I don't believe that Redhat will be quick to adopt. I think they want to try to lock people into using Redhat packages, and into the belief that Linux = Redhat."

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