Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th May 2008 12:59 UTC, submitted by Adam S
Microsoft Back when Windows Vista was still known as Windows Longhorn, the operating system contained a very interesting and promising feature, a feature promoted as one of the 'pillars' of Longhorn: WinFS. WinFS was a storage subsystem for Windows, based on a relational database, that could contain whatever data you wanted to put in it. Thanks to the relational properties of the database, you could then create relationships between data, or let the computer do that for you.
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RE: ZFS + WinFS ???
by AndyM103 on Mon 19th May 2008 09:23 UTC in reply to "ZFS + WinFS ???"
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As Sun tend to GPL things now and, as Microsoft have said themselves they "don't agree" with the GPL, I think that any Sun Database FS on top of ZFS will probably released for Solaris or general *nix. Sun would be foolish indeed to give technology away to Microsoft, look what nearly happened to Java.

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RE[2]: ZFS + WinFS ???
by Kebabbert on Mon 19th May 2008 11:39 in reply to "RE: ZFS + WinFS ???"
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What happened to Java? You mean MS hijacked it, and called i J++, only to be sued, and then later released it as C#?

SUN tried to standardise Java, but got hindered by Microsoft. MS doesnt want that.

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