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issue is with HFS+, not the OS
Authored by: LouieNet on Nov 11, '03 09:21:07PM
A helpful reader wrote to me:
Mac OS X -- as most UNIX-systems -- IS case sensitive. Even in Finder, but... the HFS+ format used for the Mac OS startup disk is not. It's that simple. If you use UFS formatted disks you'll notice that. Case sensitivity does not depend on the OS, but on the format of the file system.

However, I would not recommend to install Mac OS X on an UFS-disk. It might work, but there are still typical Mac components that depend on a resource fork, and therefore only can exist in a HFS+ file system (such as the classic font suitcases).

Hey, you can post this as a reply to your own post :) if you like.


I admit that I had known all this, and was just a little sloppy in defining the actual reason the issue exists. Plus, I was forgetful at the time when I did the "rm". Louie

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