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Re: The X in XFS

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Subject: Re: The X in XFS
From: Bernd Petrovitsch <bernd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 21 Aug 2003 23:15:13 +0200
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On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 20:43, KELEMEN Peter wrote:
> * Steve Lord (lord@xxxxxxx) [20030821 11:09]:
> 
> > Originally the project was internally refered to as xFS,
> > presumably until marketing came up with a letter or name which
> > was deemed acceptable. After a while the x just stuck without
> > having a meaning assigned to it, and it was capitalized.
> 
> It should be noted that there is a Serverless Network File System
> from Berkeley that is precisely called "xFS", as you can see at
> http://now.cs.berkeley.edu/Xfs/xfs.html .  Also, there are other
> products named "XFS", for example a popular NFS client for DOS.
> http://www.tux.org/pub/distributions/SuSE/i386/8.2/dosutils/xfs186/xfs.txt

Two more:
- xfs - the X font server
- the XMethods Filesystem  - http://www.xmethods.net/xfs/

> Of course, there is only one true XFS! :-)

:-)
        Bernd
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