GoboLinux is a Linux distribution that breaks with the historical Unix directory hierarchy. Basically, this means that there are no directories such as /usr and /etc. The main idea of the alternative hierarchy is to store all files belonging to an application in its own separate subtree; therefore it has directories such as /Programs/GCC/2.95.3/lib. To allow the system to find these files, they are logically grouped in directories such as /System/Links/Executables, which, you guessed it, contains symbolic links to all executable files inside the Programs hierarchy.To maintain backwards compatibility with traditional Unix/Linux apps, there are symbolic links that mimic the Unix tree, such as "/usr/bin -> /System/Links/Executables", and "/sbin -> /System/Links/Executables" (this example shows that arbitrary differentiations between files of the same category were also removed).
The few applications Gobo includes are enough for you to get down to business. Gobo follows the minimalist approach of "one app per task." This release comes with KDE 3.4.0 as the default desktop environment -- no GNOME. If you want something lighter, WindowMaker 0.80.1 also comes bundled. It comes with X.Org 6.8.1, and the kernel is 188.8.131.52. When you boot up, you get the same desktop environment as with the live CD. The applications included by default with the system are standard OpenOffice.org, the Gimp, XMMS, Firefox, and so on.