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Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton will be returning to speak at MacADUK 2017. Rich’s presentation will be entitled “Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS”

Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS

For as long as Mac users have been creating and saving files, there have been Apple-built filesystems to store those files. Apple’s announcement of the new Apple File System (APFS) marks only the fourth time in 32 years which Apple has made the transition to a new file system, so let’s look back at the filesystems of yesterday, examine what’s being used today and look forward to what we’ll all be using tomorrow:

This session will cover:

* An overview of MFS and HFS, two now-retired Apple filesystems

* An examination of HFS+, the Apple filesystem in use today

* An introduction to Apple File System (APFS)

* Discuss why APFS is being created

* The new features of APFS

* The current state of APFS development

About Rich Trouton

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

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