writes: "This is it. The one you've been waiting for. The definitive Review of Mac OS X Leopard. John Gruber writes about the review: "Six major releases of Mac OS X. Six times, the same guy has written the best review." The guy's name is John Siracusa, and the review can be found over at Ars Technica. Quote from the part about improvements to the Mac OS X file system:
"With the addition of a public API for asynchronous file system notifications, Mac OS X has finally achieved feature parity with BeOS in all major areas of file system technology. There were compromises along the way, but also many advances. BeOS never had a persistent log of file system events, nor did it provide metadata indexing on non-BFS volumes. Leopard provides that and more (Spotlight can actually search across servers now too), all with a collection of extremely conventional userspace libraries and daemons running on top of only the barest few kernel hooks. If you're only going to R one FA this year, make it this one."
It's often seemed as if Apple has had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future of file system technology, but at least it has finally come around. Yes, there have been bumps in the road, and things surely have not turned out exactly the way I expected them to. But in the end, it's the results that count."