“Perhaps overcome with excitement (and forgetting that Apple doesn’t like such pre-emptive disclosures), Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz announced today at Sun event in Washington D.C. that Apple would be making ZFS ‘the file system’ in Mac OS 10.5 Leopard (video link, requires RealPlayer),” longofest reports for MacRumors.
In fact, this week you’ll see that Apple is announcing at their Worldwide Developer Conference that ZFS has become the file system in Mac OS 10.
longofest reports, “ZFS has a long list of improvements over Apple’s current file system, Journaled HFS+.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yes! If true — and it certainly sounds true — this is quite a big deal and qualifies as a major Leopard feature. And Windows will immediately become even more archaic, if that’s even possible.
Sun Microsystems’ OpenSolaris.org describes ZFS:
ZFS is a new kind of filesystem that provides simple administration, transactional semantics, end-to-end data integrity, and immense scalability. ZFS is not an incremental improvement to existing technology; it is a fundamentally new approach to data management. We’ve blown away 20 years of obsolete assumptions, eliminated complexity at the source, and created a storage system that’s actually a pleasure to use.
More information here.