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: Not surprising
by Burana on Sat 24th Oct 2009 07:51 UTC in reply to "Not surprising"
Burana
Member since:
2009-01-26

While ZFS is great, its advantages are targetted mainly to servers, from the user POV it's just POSIX + snapshots/volume management. It doesn't brings new things to the desktop (with time machine apple doesnt even need snapshots). Apple is the kind of company that could want to go beyond of POSIX and bring new ideas to the desktop...


I'm running OpenSolaris as my primary desktop.

Doing riskless OS upgrades with snapshots is the best invention since sliced bread.

There are many more features that are nice on the desktop (cloning, compression etc.)

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RE[2]: Not surprising
by Karrick on Mon 26th Oct 2009 02:19 in reply to "RE: Not surprising"
Karrick Member since:
2006-01-12

I'm running OpenSolaris as my primary desktop.


What hardware are you using? !!!

I've been trying to find a standard machine to do this with for a long time. A computer where I do not have to spend extra hours loading a driver from a CDROM burned from a different computer just to get the wired network interface working. That is utter nonsense. Do you have a recommendation? I love OpenSolaris, except for that pain.

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RE[3]: Not surprising
by Kebabbert on Mon 26th Oct 2009 10:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprising"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

I am also running OpenSolaris as my primary desktop. It works fine. I just use intel 9450cpu, 4850ATI (no 3d driver, only 2d), ordinary SATA discs. Here is a hardware compatibility list, so you can see components that work with OpenSolaris:
http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/data/os/

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