Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Oct 2007 23:01 UTC
Mac OS X Developers have received from Apple a 'ZFS on Mac OS X Preview 1.1' package, which offers preliminary support for the ZFS file system, originally developed by Sun Microsystems for their Solaris OS. Currently, the Mac OS is based on the HFS+ file system, but leaked screenshots of earlier versions of Leopard showed options for formatting hard drives for ZFS. Reportedly, this preview allows full read and write capabilities with the latest developer build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple's upcoming version of its OS X operating system.
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RE: Honk! Honk!
by jwwf on Mon 8th Oct 2007 14:04 UTC in reply to "Honk! Honk!"
jwwf
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2006-01-19

Solaris with ZFS, FreeBSD with ZFS (and soon probably the other BSDs), and upcoming Microsoft's nemesis number one with ZFS, it might be time for Microsoft to consider implementing it, too (to allow me deleting that FAT32 shared disk).

Instead, they'll probably come up with their own crap. Yet again.


Well, in theory, nothing stands in the way of a third party port except finding someone smart enough, yet crazy enough, to do it ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Installable_File_System

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