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: I really wish they wouldn't
by Burana on Sat 24th Oct 2009 07:53 UTC in reply to "I really wish they wouldn't"
Burana
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2009-01-26

I just fear, absolutely fear Apple homegrown protocols, file systems, standards, ect. Too much marketing smoke and reality distortion accompanies them, with too few details. The most useful homegrown thing they've ever, ever done is firewire.


Absolutly. Until they get something serious, they will hack something together, put a "bling-bling" interface on it, and call it "innovation".

And boy, will they patent it!

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