Imagine going out to do your shopping errands in a world devoid of standards. What would that be like? Without standard sizes, something as routine as buying clothes would be an exercise in frustration. Finding a replacement bulb or buying tires for your car would require unique parts made only by the manufacturer. That's why the world of Linux has the Linux Standard Base, which offers a way to standardize many of the system internals used by Linux.
June 6, 2013
The Linux Standard Base: Order From Chaos
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