“Best known for a recent series of posts on Sun’s ZFS filesystems, Drew Thaler has worked on many projects at Infinite Loop in the last decade. One of his areas of expertise is filesystems and optical discs, on which he is working right now at Sony but which also is the underlying theme on his blog, aptly titled ‘Recording artist’. We contacted him to ask some questions and he very generously answered providing a lot of interesting and background info and tidbits on Apple and its technologies and inner workings.” And another Leopard review.
Interview: Drew Thaler
Submitted by Nicola D\'Agostino 2007-10-31 Apple 3 Comments
Please can they just review the OS instead of comparing every feature for feature like with Vista/XP.
“One problem that looked more alarming than it actually was occurred when I used Leopard’s ability (shared with Vista) to resize disk partitions without shutting down or losing data. After I used the Disk Utility to resize my boot partition from 300 to 200 GB and create a 100 MB partition in the empty space, the Utility displayed a disk map that made the larger partition look as if it were one-fourth the size of the smaller one.”
Your putting your files at risk just by even doing this sort of thing, data should be backup first before even attempting to do this, even reviewers lack simple knowledge.
Edited 2007-10-31 20:45
Consider resizing the partition without a backup as a real-world test. Seriously. Many (most?) users aren’t going to know what a backup is, even with the presence of Time Machine. Of those who do know what a backup is, I doubt that many of them will perform a complete backup because they won’t have a drive large enough to hold all of their data. So if Apple makes a process like partion resizing transparent, it better be reliable.
Nice to have had a more in depth or expanded answers, but a cool interview.