Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 17:49 UTC
SGI and IRIX In the '90s, before MacOSX was released, if people were to reffer to a user-friendly Unix that looked cool at the time, that would have been SGI's 64-bit operating system for the MIPS processors, the IRIX. IRIX was first released in 1987, and by 1995 was already a highly respected UNIX, the first with immense multimedia capabilities! Check out our introduction and some screenshots of IRIX.
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by phil on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 19:31 UTC

could someone enlighten me on the special features that make XFS so desirable?

XFS supports metadata via extended attributes - which could be used to "attach" information to files (eg. artist, track, group for an MP3). EA's are interesting, but are problematic when moving files between disparate systems. IMO it's generally better to store the metadata without the file (eg. ID3 tags in our MP3 scenario).

Personally, I find the DMAPI (a high level interface for manipulating the filesystem ) and realtime segment (bits of the filesystem with gaurenteed throughput) parts of XFS far more exciting.