WinFS is destined to supersede FAT and NTFS

  TOPCATt® 19:46 18 Jun 03

Quote: 'The Windows Future Storage (Win FS) file system will take its place in Longhorn, the successor to the XP OS. For the first time, a server technology will manage data on home PCs via a relational database. This article traces its development and lifts the veil on file systems of the future...'

An informed read can be found click here TC.

  powerless 20:25 18 Jun 03

Well you think it would as its with the new Windows OS!

  powerless 20:25 18 Jun 03

A little late TC i read that article yesterday ;-)

  VoG® 21:40 18 Jun 03

"WinFS is not a file system" - click here near the bottom.

  powerless 23:13 18 Jun 03


One says it is the other says it isn't.

  DieSse 23:28 18 Jun 03

I am underwhelmed by any argument over what is a filing system. If it's reliable, fast, compatible and scaleable - who cares what the technology is behind it? Besides, Content Addressable File Stores (if that's what it is), are hardly world shattering news.

  powerless 23:30 18 Jun 03


I like technology.

  DieSse 23:51 18 Jun 03

"I like technology."

We're getting a little philosophical here - are you sure you really mean this - or do you mean you like the benefits technology can give you?

  powerless 00:07 19 Jun 03


I like to know how something works, whats the reason behind it. That way it helps me to undertstand and eventually come to use a piece of technology better.

ok, ok, so its a file system (or maybe not as vogs links says) but as its the builing of a new operating system...

  DieSse 00:36 19 Jun 03

I find these days getting to grips with what things do, let alone how they do them, is all I can take!! Old age I guess.

Still, my instincts are with you - I like to know at least the principles behind things, if not the details. It's just there's so much to know about now (and not just in computing).

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