ZFS Will Be Baked Directly into Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Supported by Canonical

We are only a couple of months away from the next major release of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and some of its neat new features are yet to be revealed.

Canonical's Dustin Kirkland writes today about one of the awesome things that will be implemented by default in the upcoming Linux-based distribution, ZFS, the robust file system that everyone talks about these days, which Canonical will bake directly into Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Best of all, Canonical promises to offer long-term support for the ZFS file system in the Xenial Xerus operating system, which will receive security patches and software updates for five years, until April 2021, and from the looks of it, ZFS will be the default file system for containers in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.