Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 21:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X John Siracusa, the Mac OS X guru who writes those insanely detailed and well-written Mac OS X reviews for Ars Technica, once told a story about the evolution of the HFS+ file system in Mac OS X - he said it was a struggle between the Mac guys who wanted the features found in BeOS' BFS, and the NEXT guys who didn't really like these features. In the end, the Mac guys won, and over the course of six years, Mac OS X reached feature parity - and a little more - with the BeOS (at the FS level).
Thread beginning with comment 390746
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Not surprising
by haus on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Not surprising"
Member since:

"Apple is also the kind of company where the NIH mindset is very strong."

That's simply not true anymore. Their focus in the past was to develop everything in house to maintain control. Now their motivation is to ship the best product they can and differentiate themselves wherever possible. Often times that means including open source, other times its meant licensing 3rd party technologies and yet other times it means creating those technologies themselves.

Reply Parent Score: 3