Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2005 02:04 UTC, submitted by David Rhodus
BSD and Darwin derivatives After many months of work DragonFly is about to release version 1.2 of its BSD based operating system. The first release candidate version can be download from dfly-20050406-pre1.2.iso.gz
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spreading false FUD
by eE on Thu 7th Apr 2005 22:38 UTC

Have any of the people suggesting DFBSD is only for hardcore "Unix geeks" and developers right now even ever given it a try?

Sure it might not be a *hardcore* desktop replacement, compared to some Linux distros that spend 100% of their time working on desktop useage, but it is ROCK solid and very stable as a server considering how young DFBSD is and how much development is happening. BSD's by nature are more geared to serving so stop raping it because it doesn't fit for 'average Joe' and home.

I have a DFBSD server running high traffic environment in my school and had NO problems with the ports I needed (mysql, perl, apache+modperl, php, phpmyadmin). Not to mention it handles the duties fine. I don't understand where these comments come from. Sure some of the large ports may have problems (like X or Enlightenment), but just install binary package for now. No one complaines about using binary packages on Debian. Or help fix the ports and give back instead of complain.