Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wherefore art thou, ZFS?

After years of teasing us with the dream of ZFS, Sun's better than thou File system, ZFS is once again notably absent from Snow Leopard. In fact, as pointed out over at Slashdot, Apple has struck all but two references to ZFS from their website.
Alas, it held so much promise, but proved to be so problematic. Why? I have no idea. This is, after all, Apple we're talking about. Maybe the technological hurdles were too high, but it seems to me that if you can write face recognition features into your entry level photo app, you'd be able to figure out how to get from one file system to the other without completely borking everyone's system.

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