Originally Posted by berenz
I thought the improvements to OS X were superb and better than the mismatch of changes in iOS.
I haven't been tracking iOS that much so really haven't focused on the changes. This is mainly due to completely different ways in which I use my iOS devices. Mac OS is used in a more traditional way and frankly everything I've seen so far looks to be very positive.
Number 1 thing on my wish list that hasn't been dealt with? ZFS. This was rumoured some time ago then disappeared when Oracle bought Sun.
My understanding is that there where legal issues that sunk this. I would imagine Apple is working on their own advanced file system unless Oracle wants to support them in a way that Sun wouldn't.
They will need to do something fairly quick, the new Mac Pro will be able to attach vast amounts of data, easily and will require new ways to manage that data
Number 2: better Finder copying controls. Years ago under System 7 there was a Finder replacement called Speedy Finder which allowed you to serialise copies (ie start multiple copies running at the same time but get them to queue so only one copy was done at a time and when that one finished, the next one started), reorder them and pause them. Also, I'd love to see much smarter merging, replacing, conditional skipping, etc when copying files where there are duplicate names. Tools like rsync are great but having some of these options in the Finder would be far better than the other GUI 3rd party tools currently available.
Interesting but maybe not wise anymore, at least not serializing copies by default. Why? Because of the ability of modern hardware to easily attach multiple devices across independent I/O channels. Finder should be able to manage multiple copies, in parallel, to multiple devices. Serializing I/O might have been beneficial in the old days but it can be a negative these days.