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    Charles
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    Richard1975

    Charles, are you going to talk to any architects about this one that is any Going deep shows on ReFS  ?

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    felix9

    Now benchmark it against ZFS/BtrFS/etc. ! Devil

    I mean, it sounds like facinating technology and all, but we need a comprehensive comparision of existing competing technology to understand its position in the real world.

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    Ian2

    Are there any plans for a ReFS "Lite" for client systems in the future? Perhaps more importantly would this make any sense in terms of pottential benefits over NTFS running on a client? 

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    Dr Herbie

    The Article wrote

    ReFS will be introduced only as part of Windows Server 8, which is the same approach we have used for each and every file system introduction.

    @Ian2: I read that as server first, then client.

     

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    Ian2

    @Dr Herbie:Yes, thanks #speedreadfail

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    Minh

    but it will ship w/ Windows 8  beta... and presumably Windows 8, right? #confused

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    vesuvius

    @Minh: Since Vista Server and client share the same Kernel, but I think this will be switched off client side.

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    1____1

    , CaptainOblivious wrote

    Charles, are you going to talk to any architects about this one that is any Going deep shows on ReFS  ?

    When I first saw this I thought Bill Gates had used his above the law bullsh1t to bust Hans out of California State Prison to resurrect RFS. It's all owned by Attachmate now.

    I am actually glad NTFS is going. This time please make the file system spec an open publication so we don't need all sorts of $1000+ software for cross system compatibility. In other words, let people develop FS drivers for it for other systems at no cost for the greater good.

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    blowdart

    , 1____1 wrote

     

    I am actually glad NTFS is going. This time please make the file system spec an open publication so we don't need all sorts of $1000+ software for cross system compatibility. In other words, let people develop FS drivers for it for other systems at no cost for the greater good.

    Going? Not sure. Why would you be running ReFS in a laptop?

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    vesuvius

    @1____1: Feeding time is it?

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    fabian

    i dont think this is an replacement for ntfs ... Its more like an add-on ...

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    Charles

    [Edited to not sound like such an a%&hole]

    I saw the "ReFS is a replacement for NTFS" topic sitting atop reddit/r/programming this morning.

    Best thing to do is read and think about what the Windows FS team actually wrote. It's very detailed, with black and white technical information.
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    Bass

    Is ReFS compatible with NTFS in that a NTFS driver could mount a ReFS volume?

     

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    magicalclick

    @Bass:

    I don't think so because ReFS doesn't support all NTFS features. If you can mount it and use the missing feature, that would be terrible.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    JoshRoss

    I ran across the slashdot.org topic. How can so many fools belong to the same site? Their voting system is completely useless for filtering comments. If I was in charge, I would make the users pass a "have you even RTFA test" before I would let them comment.

    -Josh

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    Minh

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    Going? Not sure. Why would you be running ReFS in a laptop?

    Why not? Smaller footprint than NTFS (subset)... self-correcting data... why wouldn't you want it on your laptop?

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    Minh

    , vesuvius wrote

    @Minh: Since Vista Server and client share the same Kernel, but I think this will be switched off client side.

    So, the blog post said it's shipping w/ W8 Beta, in production-quality, no less, therefore, it's safe to assume it'll be there when W8 RTM. I'm not sure what they meant by server-client-boot drive schedule... Unless Secretsky just let lose that Server 8 is coming out before W8?

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