Linked by Samuel J. Greear on Sun 31st Oct 2010 19:10 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives The 2.8.2 release of DragonFly BSD is now available, featuring significant advances in multi-processor performance based on DragonFly's signature soft token locks. It also includes many feature advancements including: pf from OpenBSD 4.2, the Wifi stack from FreeBSD and DataMapper from NetBSD (with significant enhancements). This release also marks the return of the GUI image. See the release notes for full details.
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RE[4]: The Crowd
by reez on Mon 1st Nov 2010 23:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The Crowd"
reez
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Considering all but DragonflyBSD are older than most (if not all) Linux distributions, I'd place them on the same level. lol However, if you just go by market share and mind share, they're one rung lower than Linux, but way ahead of all the rest of the alternative OSes.

I think it makes sense to add that all four are used for professional, productive and commercial applications. At least NetBSD and OpenBSD also by governments. There are computers on the international space station running NetBSD and also the CERN is/has been using it for high performance networking.

I don't know any other alternative operating system besides GNU/Linux achieving things like that. FreeBSD is used by every bigger computer/internet "related" company.

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