Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 17:11 UTC, submitted by linuxmag
Linux "Btrfs holds the promise of giving Linux many enterprise class file system features similar to ZFS but with even more features and better performance. In fact, many Linux experts think that btrfs is one of the keys to the future of Linux. While btrfs is not quite ready to be your only file system, it is in the kernel ready for testing and is still undergoing very heavy development. In this article we will introduce the key features of btrfs find out how it compares to existing file systems."
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RE[2]: BetterFS
by tyrione on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE: BetterFS"
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"Chris Mason, the project lead, has said that he prefers to pronounce btrfs "Better FS". I thought sure that would catch on. It's catchy and positive. How in the world did this "Butter FS" pronunciation become so popular?

The pronunciation as "butter" comes from trying to pronounce "btr". In English, and many related languages, the voiced bilabial plosive ("b") ends in a closed back rounded vowel ("u").

Dude, common knowledge.

Common knowledge that Btr phonetically sounds like butter, in English? Or do you mean UK English?

How about they just named it BTFS ala Binary-tree Filesystem? Too UPS for them?

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RE[3]: BetterFS
by Soulbender on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 18:02 in reply to "RE[2]: BetterFS"
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How about they just named it BTFS

Nah, that will become ButtFS.
Dude, common knowledge.

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