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    MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    Ubuntu based MoonOS just released their fourth version recently and while they have moved away from the Enlightenment desktop - they have moved into something else that is radically different: a unique file structure

    The root of the file system looks like this:



    Now it still uses maverick as a base and in fact it has Ubuntu still contained in it's sources list, my wondering is how standard Linux packages work in this different file system setup... I have yet to really play around with it, but doing so is now towards the top of my TODO list. I am wondering if this file system layout is useful or just "something different" Whats your take on it? System boots up and seems relatively fast for a Gnome distro.

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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    It's not just you! http://moonos.org looks down from here.


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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    it's down from here to

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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    I like that a lot. Hopefully it keeps working out well.

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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    I assume they're using a similar system to GoboLinux (kernel patch to hide the standard directories, and a tonne of symlinks). It's an interesting way to do it; though it gives the illusion of portability (each app being in its on directory) as symlinks to the standard places are still needed.

    Unless they heavily patch everything, which seems unlikely.
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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    looks nice.
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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    It is useless.

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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    Their website is back online now, guess it got hammered after their release.

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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    here are the release notes for the new version, looks very interesting.

    -The New File Hierarchy System
    -Appshell Framework

    http://moonos.org/news/20/27-moonos-...e-release-note
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    Re: MoonOS 4 Brings OSX Like File Structure to Linux?

    Neak is currently available with the GNOME only, in 32 bits.
    Suddenly a lot less interesting.

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