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Apple Petition: Bring OpenGL 4.3, ZFS to OS X 10.9

11 February 2013 2,735 views 8 Comments

With the first OS X 10.9 Lynx beta set to pounce soon, the feature set is likely set. Still, add your name to the Apple petition asking for these features.

More better games and the ability to work with huge drives are some of great things that Open 4.3 and ZFS would bring to the Mac. With the first beta of OS X 10.9 Lynx set to pounce any day now, the feature set is already set. Nevertheless, add your name to the Apple petition asking for these needed features.

Will OS X 10.9 Lynx have OpenGL 4.3 and ZFS? I haven’t seen any hint of that and Apple has almost certainly set the features in stone by now.

Still, Thomas Monte started an Apple petition asking the company to include OpenGL 4.3 and ZFS in OS X 10.9 Lynx.

Apple has already started working on OS X 10.9. As a Apple user, I would like them to include two things in the new operating system.

1.) HFS+ is an extension of HFS that was developed in the 1980s. ZFS is a modern file system able to address huge drives and provide stability. I would like to see ZFS or the equivalent in the new operating system.
2.) Apple supports OpenGL 3.2, which was released back in 2009. OpenGL 4.3 was just released and would give the Apple platform parity with Microsoft in graphics libraries, security and performance.

Please support my petition by signing and showing your support!

Why OpenGL 4.3 and ZFS? OS X 10.8 Mountain uses OpenGL 3.2, which shipped back in 2009, and OpenGL 4.3 came out last August and is, quite frankly, modern — it’s time for graphics parity with Windows. Mac gaming has grown by leaps and bounds without it, but OpenGL 4.3 will provide a big boost.

ZFS is, for its part, a modern file system that, among other things, would allow use of unpartitioned really huge drives or arrays thereof.

So, OS X 10.9 Lynx may or may not included OpenGL 4.3 and ZFS. Nevertheless, I’ve added my voice to Monte’s Apple petition…

What’s your take?

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