Linux/Unix file structure and more
Where can I find a collection of information on what the various directories set up in a default linux installation are usually used for?
For instance, when I am unzipping and installing new software, what are the better (more common) places to put the files? /bin ? /etc?
Also, why do a lot of programs seem to have a "d" at the end, such as nmbd or smbd...what does it signify?
I guess what I'm looking for is a bit of information on common practices in linux administration and linux usage, and also some linux trivia and history.
google is helpful to find things piecemeal, but it gets harder and harder to find good general information these days :-)