How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?

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http://askubuntu.com – In Windows there’re perhaps only a couple of important folders (by important I mean important in my logical picture of the Windows file system) in the installation drive (in my case C:\). Namely Program Files and Windows. I simply stay away from Windows folder and the “add remove program files” is good enough to handle the program files folder of Windows. Of course there’s a folder named Users where the users (who are not admins) can access only their folders. Thus there’s a clear picture at some level in my mind of the Windows file system. In Ubuntu, when I reach the location /, th (HowTos)