"ZFS is not happening," Apple's senior director of marketing for Mac OS X told InformationWeek yesterday. The statement directly contradicts Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's announcement last week that the open source file system would be the default in Apple's Leopard OS. Instead, the latest iteration of the Mac OS X will stick with HFS+, InformationWeek reports.
Brian Croll would not comment directly on Schwartz's statement, it seems. He merely emphasized that Apple never said Leopard would use ZFS. Sun, the story says, had no immediate response.
Schwartz doesn't seem to be one to say things just for the sake of saying them, but Apple's preferred response to rumors is a noncommittal refusal to confirm or deny. He could have been mistaken, but then again, I'd bet that Apple is postponing the inevitable. The company denied the Leopard delay rumors at first, too.