Ubuntu should move all binaries to /usr/bin/

Dan Trevino dantrevino at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 20:25:27 UTC 2011

I'm not sure I agree that windows makes it easy to find executables.
They have the same situation with "system" binaries in different
places (/windows, /windows/system, /windows/system32, x64 vs i386 in
different places, etc, etc. and even less justification for those
choices.  Regardless, what windows does or does not do is irrelevant,
as is windows (sry ... couldn't resist).

FHS work is constantly being discussed.  If you feel you can make a
contribution, please:

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On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM, nick rundy <nrundy at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I came to ubuntu from Windows. And one thing Windows does well is make it
> easy to find an executable file (i.e., it's in C:\Program Files\). Finding
> an executable file in Ubuntu is frustrating & lacks organization that makes
> sense to users. Fedora is considering a fix for this issue. I think Ubuntu
> should do the same.
> Here's a link to an article that talks about Fedora's idea:
> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-considers-moving-all-binaries-to-usr-bin-1369642.html?view=print
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