Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2005 16:28 UTC
Windows When Microsoft announced a year ago that it had decided to rip the next-generation Windows File System from Longhorn, many company watchers wrote off the feature as little more than vaporware. But it seems Microsoft didn't simply shelve WinFS. According to sources close to the company, Microsoft just last week put the finishing touches on the first beta release of WinFS. And the company is moving ahead with plans to back-port the WinFS technology to Windows XP.
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RE: not a filesystem
by BrianH on Mon 29th Aug 2005 20:21 UTC in reply to "not a filesystem"
BrianH
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2005-07-06

WinFS is not a filesystem any more. It was originally intended to be one, and all of the early marketing materials said id was one. This is why the fact that it is not a filesystem needs to be pointed out repeatedly - it was originally intended to be one.

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RE[2]: not a filesystem
by Varg Vikernes on Mon 29th Aug 2005 23:17 in reply to "RE: not a filesystem"
Varg Vikernes Member since:
2005-07-06

AFAIK (and I could be wrong) the filesystem behind WinFS was always NTFS (v3.1?).

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RE[3]: not a filesystem
by n4cer on Tue 30th Aug 2005 00:03 in reply to "RE[2]: not a filesystem"
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2005-07-06

WinFS is a file/object hybrid store. It uses NTFS (but is not tied to it) for storing file-backed items but also stores objects that have no associated file like Contacts.

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RE[4]: not a filesystem
by jayson.knight on Tue 30th Aug 2005 04:40 in reply to "RE[2]: not a filesystem"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

In addition, it uses a RDBMS type store behind the scenes based on the SQL Server engine.

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