Originally Posted by Aquatic
I hope they copy a lot of features from Windows. Like being able to un-install OS updates, password-protect folders, etc. I hope we get Read/Write NTFS support natively.
I reckon filesystem-level encryption will be experimented with - that was one feature of ZFS. It encrypted meta-data along with file contents. It would be the best solution to the FileVault flaws and be more secure than simple password protection.
Something as simple as right-clicking a directory and choosing encrypt would protect that directory. To access it, you simply verify a session and the contents of the folder remain unlocked. The system would only decrypt each file's contents when you need it.
They'd need to modify the Spotlight index to contain encrypted entries too as well as deal with issues of moving an encrypted item out of an encrypted folder - maybe just warn the user or leave the file encrypted and allow the user to right-click, decrypt.
It's complicated but would be very useful and more efficient/stable than FileVault.
Native read/write NTFS would be good. I'm not sure why they don't just bundle MacFuse with BootCamp. VMWare installs it now with the latest version so that it can mount NTFS images.
Some features from iOS should make it into 10.7. I'd like to see a better UI like the iTunes UI - no more aqua. Even more minimal like the iPhone UI where scroll bars only appear when you scroll and they don't adjust the content position when enabled.