“Unless something unexpected happens, Apple will tell us about OS X 10.10 at the traditional keynote next month on the first morning of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC),” Iljitsch van Beijnum writes for Ars Technica.
“The operating system is more than 13 years old, and it’s come a long way since those first versions, but it’s still not perfect,” van Beijnum writes. “What areas do we think Apple should focus on in 10.10?”
“The latest Macs may have solid state drives that can read and write over 700 megabytes per second over a direct PCI Express connection, but all that data is still organized by a file system from the previous millennium: HFS+,” van Beijnum writes. “There’s something to be said for using stable, battle-hardened code for the file system, which is probably the most critical part of the operating system. Unfortunately, Apple’s current HFS+ implementation isn’t as stable as it should be, much to the chagrin of Ars’ OS X reviewer extraordinaire John Siracusa. With the introduction of a logical volume manager — Core Storage — it looks like Apple has found a way to innovate in the area of storage without having to replace HFS+.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.