Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 17th Sep 2009 05:32 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
BSD and Darwin derivatives The DragonFly 2.4 release was released just today. One can choose from a bare-bones CD ISO, a DVD ISO that includes an X environment, and a bare-bones bootable USB drive image. In addition, this is the first time DragonFlyBSD has had a 64-bit ISO. 64-bit support is stable, but there will only be limited pkgsrc support in the current release. All versions of the release can all be downloaded from one of the many mirrors.
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RE: Happy 2.4!
by strcpy on Fri 18th Sep 2009 06:13 UTC in reply to "Happy 2.4!"
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I agree.

Still, after over five years, the enthusiasm shows. If I stupidly bypass all technical advancements, I believe that DragonFly BSD has genuinely managed to innovate some of the long-standing development and collaboration patterns in the BSD scene. Switching to git is one example, the other could be the cooperation with the NetBSD project on packaging third-party software.

Someone asked the classical question: why? If you are into operating system research, teaching, or development, DragonFly BSD is an excellent choice to study and develop new ideas on. Obviously it is also a production-ready, multi-purpose operating system capable of acting both as a server and as a Unix workstation.

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