Friday, January 12, 2007

MacFUSE make'n me jealous!

I've been watching the FUSE project for a while, and am sincerely jealous. For a variety of reasons (mostly hardware and software compatibility) I spend most of my time in Windows. I keep holding out the hope that someone will implement something like FUSE for Windows, or even better re-implement FUSE on Windows, but no.

And now Google comes along and releases MacFUSE!!! Arrggg!


Blogger RichB said...

Vista supports user-level file systems. Can't remember it's name.

12:51 AM  
Blogger derek said...

I think I remember seeing something about this. If it what I remember, it is mostly about isolating the kernel from driver faults. FUSE does that, but it also provides a simpler API for implementing those drivers. This is perfect for something like the GMail FUSE driver, since driver overhead is inconsequential relative to overhead of communicating with GMail. Besides, I can't upgrade to Vista because even Microsoft's own DB doesn't run on it yet!

5:53 PM  

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