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by Tickletaint (#21477881) Attached to: More Evidence That XP is Vista's Main Competitor
Notwithstanding the fact that only the dweebiest of dweebs gives a flying fuck about the "underlying" system internals rather than the resulting user interface, I assure you the XNU kernel and Darwin have changed quite significantly between OS X point releases. I'd link Ars,, etc. here if I thought your simian intellect were capable of improvement, but I don't, and I won't bother.

+ - Leopard to include ZFS->

Submitted by coldfarnorth
coldfarnorth (799174) writes "From the article:

"We've heard rumors for a while that Apple's forthcoming Leopard operating system will use the next-generation file system called ZFS.

Now it seems to be official. As notes, Sun Microsystems's Jonathan Schwartz said on Wednesday that the ZFS would be "the file system" for Leopard, succeeding HFS+. ""

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Technology (Apple)

+ - ZFS To Become Default File System In Leopard->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Posted on
Perhaps overcome with excitement (and forgetting that Apple doesn't like such pre-emptive disclosures), Sun's Jonathan Schwartz announced today at Sun event in Washington D.C. that Apple would be making ZFS "the file system" in Mac OS 10.5 Leopard (video link, requires RealPlayer).

Quote: In fact, this week you'll see that Apple is announcing at their Worldwide Developer Conference that ZFS has become the file system in Mac OS 10. Rumors of Apple's interest in ZFS began in April 2006, when an OpenSolaris mailing list revealed that Apple had contacted Sun regarding porting ZFS to OS 10. The file system later began making appearances in Leopard builds."

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+ - Jack Valenti has passed away

Submitted by norminator
norminator (784674) writes "Jack Valenti, head of the MPAA for 38 years, passed away this afternoon in his home. Valenti is known among the Slashdot community as a man who did not believe in fair use, including backing up your digital media. From a Slashdot article four years ago: "In the digital world, we don't need back-ups, because a digital copy never wears out. It is timeless.""

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