Mac Rumors on ZFS and Leopard

Mac Rumors:

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).

I don’t have RealPlayer installed, so I haven’t seen the video. Here’s Mac Rumors’ transcript of what Schwartz said:

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.

I think Mac Rumors is reading a lot into just one word, “the” vs. “a”. We already knew that ZFS is going to be a supported file system in 10.5; that may well be all that Schwartz is referring to. Schwartz doesn’t use the word “default”.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007