Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Aug 2006 20:02 UTC
Mac OS X ThinkSecret has put together an overview of the new features as found in the WWDC preview of Mac OS 10.5, including a screenshot gallery. "From an end-user's perspective, the build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that developers received at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference nearly two weeks ago may seem lacking of new features. Beyond Spaces and Time Machine, like Spotlight and Dashboard in Tiger before it, or Expose and Fast User Switching in Panther, the span of noticeable new features are limited in present form." On a related note, Jobs will not hold a keynote speech at the Paris Apple Expo.
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zfs snapshots and dtrace
by project_2501 on Sun 20th Aug 2006 23:04 UTC
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2006-03-20

is this the release with ZFS and DTRACE from Sun? Is time-machine based on ZFS snapshots? I know xcode 3 is supposed to suppor dtrace.

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RE: zfs snapshots and dtrace
by zbrimhall on Mon 21st Aug 2006 06:06 in reply to "zfs snapshots and dtrace"
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2006-08-21

is this the release with ZFS and DTRACE from Sun? Is time-machine based on ZFS snapshots? I know xcode 3 is supposed to suppor dtrace.

DTrace is there, although I've heard that it is only partially done (don't have a DP to confirm this myself). Perhaps the rest will be ported before the release?

As for ZFS, no joy. Time Machine works on top of plain old HFS+, and backups are actually complete files. Depending on your line of work, your hard drive will fill up right quick with this feature turned on. For more detailed discussion of Time Machine, check out this post on Ars, titled "Time Machine and the Future of the File System": http://arstechnica.com/staff/fatbits.ars/2006/8/15/4995

Oh, and this is my first post. Yay me.

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