One of the bigger pieces of new that really surprised me this week, was Microsoft mentioning that in their new Windows 8 Server version, they will be including a new filesystem option called ReFS. I was quite surprised to hear this as while I had heard rumors that Microsoft has been working on a new file system for quite a few years now, this was the first I actually read about one being released so soon. Now you may be wondering, why are we discussing a Microsoft file system on this site, or on the podcast. Well, I found an article over on phronox.com which discusses this new file system and compares it to some file systems that can be found in Linux.
Not that I want to spoil the article for anyone, but for those of us on the Linux side, I don’t think we have too much to worry about.