Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard to feature ZFS?

Apple Store“Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of talk about bringing ZFS, Sun’s open source high-performance file system, to Mac OS X. Our man Siracusa first pointed out a message from an Apple developer last year expressing a desire to work on porting the file system to Apple’s OS, and talked more about its possible ties (or lack thereof) to Time Machine not long after. Even more recently, ZFS became accessible under OS X thanks to the MacFUSE project. Still, there’s been little word on the state of ZFS for OS X recently,” Erik Kennedy reports for Ars Technica.

“Now, it looks as though the port is not just wishful thinking, but an active project,” Kennedy reports.

Full article here.

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36 Comments

  1. Well, ?Apple, that explains it. At work I’m forced to use Winblows (but I moderate my pain by using Firefox). At home, it’s Macintosh only (of course), but I still prefer Firefox. Although, I must admit that the quirks in 2.0 are starting to piss me off!

  2. So ZFS makes files whiter than ever AND has fluoride ? I’m confused but my mouth feels fresh. Oh, wait, reading more… I don’t have a net. Do you need to catch ZFS with a net ?

    MW: white. What a coincidence .

  3. @Cubert

    Apologies for posting off topic, but I know this probably bugs other dual OS users, as much as it did me.

    To see that elusive  [Apple] in Firefox, I set my default font to Geneva and DISABLED allowing pages to choose their own fonts (there are probably other ways, but this works for me). Warning: May screw with some CSS – I could care less.

    This nearly drove me nuts because I am also a Firefox user on both Mac and Windows (Don’t even get me started on THAT…).

    Man, you needn’t feel so superior. None of us knows it all. Obviously.

    MW= ‘make’ as in “Please don’t make me use Windows again…” ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

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