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New MacBook Pros to Run Operating System Off a 8-16GB SSD?

New MacBook Pros to Run Operating System Off a 8-16GB SSD?

Posted February 21, 2011 at 4:28pm · 10 comments · Add Comment
Jeremy
Jeremy - February 21, 2011 at 11:15pm
That is the lamest thing I have ever heard of. How in the apple planet could steve engineer a macbook pro with such a limited hard drive space. That is the same size I run on my HDSLR and I fill that up so fast. hahaha. Next time you come up with a rumor, make it a little more believable... It will go a long way for ya. lol 16GB... hahaha, what are they thinking???
Vick
Vick - February 21, 2011 at 11:38pm
Hey, u should read carefully before judging something/someone. They said that just the OS will be run on 16GB SSD, the rest will be on the regular hard drive. Apple just want to improve the performance for the Macbook Pro. Read it again dude, and don't compare it with your DSLR idiot...
winner
winner - February 22, 2011 at 2:00am
Exactly. Jeremy, you'd better cool down and not jump to conclusions that fast. Read and learn first. And if not ABSOLUTELY certain ask first. Like "Is it true that MBPs will have only total 8-16 gigs of memory? Really? Am I missing the point here?"
Jeremy
Jeremy - February 22, 2011 at 3:01am
Ok, my bad, guys... When I read a lot it kinda all jumbles together and I missed what it said there. I jumped to a conclusion that was unfounded. I am sorry.
Chapaletika
Chapaletika - February 22, 2011 at 11:49am
At least your came clean and said sorry ... other would feel stupid and start cursing people out .. props for that Jeremy.
Junaid
Junaid - February 21, 2011 at 10:56pm
Hey guyz, cool down its another rumor, which will definitely gets vanish in couple of days like the previous ones, thEn they will head for another rumor, im pretty hating this rumor things, nothing makes sense at all, they predict one thing and then when the the time of their prediction comes to be true they never talk about that, oh that was not right prediction. so rumors SHUTUP!!!!!!! SFU!!!!!!
leftkeywest
leftkeywest - February 21, 2011 at 8:41pm
Actually no it would not. Mac OS has LEFT the way of the original Linux partition Scheme this option will only bring that scheme back. Where you have your Root/boot partition separate from your Storage / logs / Applications / etc or config files. This option is inherently safer in the long run as you can not mistakenly delete critical OS files. You can also have NON executable partitions for network storage so users cannot launch unsafe programs via network. Google search (Red Hat Linux Partitions) and Default schemes you will see what I mean the /root Partition in most cases is very small 500mb back in the day a 16 gig root is Massive in LInux Terms.
Macslut
Macslut - February 21, 2011 at 5:02pm
It makes sense in that Apple could put 8-16GB of really high speed flash on the motherboard for the OS. This would make boot times incredibly fast as well as other operations. It wouldn't just speed things up to the speed of the flash, but even faster as read/writes would be going to it and the main drive (SSD or HDD) at the same time. Unfortunately, there are some technical issues that would need to be resolved. First is the issue that the boot drive becomes the root, and many apps need to be installed on the root partition. Likewise there are apps that need to write to the root partition. Some of Apple's own apps require root installs. Apple could break this and force apps to allow non-root installs, likewise, it would have to allow non-root user directories without hacks. This would all be a very welcome change and could allow for other functionality along the way such as being able to port your user directory to an iPhone and running on another Mac, but it would piss some people off that many apps broke and may not be patched. The other thing Apple could do is virtualize the flash and the main drive into one partition, while still keeping the OS on the flash. Either situation would require significant OS changes.
leftkeywest
leftkeywest - February 21, 2011 at 8:40pm
Actually no it would not. Mac OS has LEFT the way of the original Linux partition Scheme this option will only bring that scheme back. Where you have your Root/boot partition separate from your Storage / logs / Applications / etc or config files. This option is inherently safer in the long run as you can not mistakenly delete critical OS files. You can also have NON executable partitions for network storage so users cannot launch unsafe programs via network. Google search (Red Hat Linux Partitions) and Default schemes you will see what I mean the /root Partition in most cases is very small 500mb back in the day a 16 gig root is Massive in LInux Terms.
Dennis Moser
Dennis Moser - February 21, 2011 at 4:43pm
What do you mean, it doesn't make sense? It would boot faster, for one thing...
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