APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

WinFS for Longhorn


© November 2003 Tony Lawrence

Mon Nov 3 16:16:12 GMT 2003 WinFS for Longhorn

Link: www6.tomshardware.com/storage/20030617/ (link dead, sorry) The WinFS File System For Windows Longhorn: Faster & Smarter

Windows is going to layer a SQL database on top of NTFS. Some of the more interesting aspects of that include the concept of "Libraries"; that is, collections of files that belong together. This is similar to what SCO tried to do with symbolic links, though doing it with an abstract database layer might be a better approach. Then again. it may be every bit as troublesome and confusing.

The other little thing about libraries is that the idea is to group files by content and purpose. But how do you know what the content and purpose is? Ahh, XML to the rescue! Except.. as much as Microsoft really needs XML, it's a big problem for them, too. Damned if they do and damned if they don't - I bet there are some heated discussions in the boardrooms around this subject.


Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

->
-> WinFS for Longhorn


Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Take Control of High Sierra

Take Control of Apple Mail, Third Edition

Take Control of IOS 11

Digital Sharing Crash Course

Take control of Apple TV, Second Edition




More Articles by © Tony Lawrence




Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us


Printer Friendly Version





C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success. (Dennis Ritchie)




Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts


This post tagged:

Blog

Microsoft



Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode





SCO Unix Sales, Support, & Service

Phone:  707-SCO-UNIX (707-726-8649Toll Free: 833-SCO-UNIX (833-726-8649)
www.SCOsales.com