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Longhorn's new WinFS file system

By Julio Franco
Jun 18, 2003
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  1. Tom's Hardware has put up an article discussing the upcoming WinFS File System that is set to debut with the next generation of Windows code-named 'Longhorn'.

    The article gives good information about the workings of the the various FAT systems and NTFS system and rounds up most of the already known information on WinFS, good read if you haven't following the news lately.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I've been hearing this sort of thing for a while - rumours of Gates wanting to integrate MS SQL server into windows somehow and give it away for free to annoy Oracle.

    I think some of this will mean that you will be able to do a lot of more interesting things with regard to how you search for, and within, files. The opportunity to make SQL queries and transactions govern the workings of the file system opens up some interesting possibilties, like some kind of data mining technology, etc.

    I think that this will ultimately be a good thing.

    Well, for the consumer, anyway. I dare say it will spark some kind of legal battle as per usual ;)
  3. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Oracle's too busy with PeopleSoft to notice..... :)
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Hehehe not for much longer, methinks!
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I just read an article about that yesterday. I think it is almost over as well.
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