Daring Fireball wrote:Marc Hamilton, Sun’s VP for Solaris Marketing:Jonathan noted that Apple will announce this week that the ZFS file system from OpenSolaris will become Apple’s new default file system. So how does that help Sun? It is pretty simple, now every Apple developer will know ZFS and how to use it on products like our SunFire x4500 storage server and other Sun products.
That’s pretty much unequivocal.
This is awesome in ways I can't describe. It's not that there's anything ... "competitionally deficient" with HFS+, it's just not significantly better than NTFS. And both of them have major flaws that all major file systems share - for example, both of them don't do ridiculous integrity-checking of your hard drive's data. Which should basically be a mandatory feature these days, because no normal person backs up, and because anyone who uses a computer in-depth basically has their _life_ on there.
ZFS is ... an insanely good file system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS