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).
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RE[2]: Not surprising
by Zifre on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Not surprising"
Zifre
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2009-10-04

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


Then why would they use the Mach kernel, the BSD userland, CUPS, etc.?

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RE[3]: Not surprising
by tobyv on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 23:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprising"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

Then why would they use the Mach kernel, the BSD userland, CUPS, etc.?


They were aquisitions: Mach from NeXT and CUPS when they hired the team that wrote it.

I'm sure Apple would have no qualms with ZFS had they aquired Sun :-)

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RE[4]: Not surprising
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 23:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Not surprising"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Crazy wild unsubstantiated drivel from me:

Maybe Apple wanted to buy Sun, but Oracle beat them to it (better offer, faster negotiations, whatever)?

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RE[4]: Not surprising
by badtz on Sat 24th Oct 2009 12:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Not surprising"
badtz Member since:
2005-06-29

dtrace ..... sun product

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RE[3]: Not surprising
by alcibiades on Sat 24th Oct 2009 07:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprising"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

Then why would they use the Mach kernel, the BSD userland, CUPS, etc.?

Because they were desperate!

Edited 2009-10-24 07:26 UTC

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