Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:16 UTC, submitted by CrAsH
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonflyBSD 1.10.1 has been released. It includes several bugfixes. "DragonFly is an operating system and environment originally based on FreeBSD. DragonFly branched from FreeBSD in 2003 in order to develop a radically different approach to concurrency, SMP, and most other kernel subsystems."
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Good stuff
by nevali on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 00:06 UTC
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2006-10-12

I had a new machine delivered on Monday—a Core 2 Duo from Dell (hey, it's just going to sit in the corner without a monitor or keyboard, and they're cheap). DragonFly was the only BSD to even boot without hanging. There was a minor disagreement over the SATA DVD-RW drive: with the SATA chipset in compatibility mode, interrupts are generated at a phenomenal rate, but I could install the OS (albeit slowly), thanks to DragonFly's livelock interrupt limiter. With the controller in RAID mode, all of the problems go away, but the DVD drive isn't supported yet. No big loss—I don't exactly need it save for the initial installation. My on-board (ICH9) ethernet doesn't work, but I've got a couple of NICs spare anyway. All in all, a fairly typical non-Windows-on-brand-new-hardware tale!

I'll be {build,install}{world,kernel}ing tomorrow evening, for sure.

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