Filesystems like file cabinets or drawers control how your operating system stores data. They also hold metadata like filetypes what is attached to data and who has access to that data. For windows or macOS users.
Quite honestly not enough people consider which file system to use for their computers.
Windows and macOS users have no valid reason to look into filesystems because they have one thats been widely used since its inception. For Windows thats NTFS and macOS thats HFS. For Linux users there are plenty of different file system options to choose from. The current default in the Linux field is known as the Fourth Extended Filesystem or ext4.
Currently there is discussion for changes in the filesystem space of Linux. Much like the changes to the default init systems and the switch to systemd a few years ago there has been a push for changing the default Linux filesystem to the Btrfs. No I8217m not using slang or trying to insult you. Btrfs stands for the B-Tree file system. Many Linux users and sysadmins were not too happy with its initial changes. That could be because people are generally hesitant to change or because they change may have been too abrupt. A friend once said 8220I8217ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you.8221 In this article I want to help ease the understanding of Btrfs and make the transition as smooth as butter. Lets go over a few things first.