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Apple Scuttles ZFS: Community Picks it Up

Nov 02, 2009, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It's a pretty quick turnabout from a few years ago, when Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz was touting Apple's inclusion of ZFS in Leopard.

"A quick recap for folks who don't live and breathe fileystems: ZFS is Sun's "next generation" fileystem that adds all kinds of support for advanced features that make the filesytem more than just a place to dump data.

"Apple, as is usual for the folks in Cupertino, hasn't issued a comment about its reasoning for dumping ZFS. The speculation is that it has something to do with Oracle's pending acquision of Sun. Licensing issues have also been cited. Whatever the reason, Apple's not going to be supplying ZFS to the Mac faithful past Leopard."

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