Now Apple WON’T use ZFS as the Leopard file system

Jun 12, 2007 - 4 Comments

Lots of Mac OS X news lately, and this blows in the face of last weeks news. Apparently, Apple will NOT use ZFS as the file system in Leopard. Information Week provides us with the latest news, which could come as a letdown for some, citing an Apple marketing official “ZFS is not happening,”. So who do you believe? Is Apple trying to keep ZFS under wraps or are they really not using the ZFS file system? Apple is notorious for leaking fake rumors and being sneaky with product features and releases. We’ll know for sure in October…

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Posted by: David Mendez in Mac OS X, News

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  1. Weaver says:

    first they will, then they won’t. I bet they will, it is Apple just mad that the Sun guy leaked the beans

  2. dah says:

    Actually.. They’ve just announced that yes, they will have ZFS support but No, it won’t be used by default.

  3. GeneralCody says:

    Well… ZFS does not support transparent encryption, so that might make it difficult to implement it as the default FS. IMHO ZFS is primarily suited for Leopard server installs, with huge storage pools and a FS to go with it.

  4. ruebezahl says:

    ZFS does support transparent encryption, it’s just in alpha state right now

    see http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/zfs-crypto/

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