Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by David Dengg
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly 1.8.0 has been released. The biggest kernel change in this release is the addition of virtual kernel support and a virtual kernel build target. The biggest user-visible changes include updates to third party applications included in the base system, a major rewrite of NULLFS which removes all directory recursion restrictions from mount_null and removes nearly all the kernel resource overhead when using such mounts, and a multi-ip feature for jails.
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Why I just recently chose DragonFly: (anecdotal!)

I was testing different choices for a web server platform. I'm happy with Linux (specifically Arch Linux) for desktop, but I thought it does a lot of superfluous things I don't need for a server.

I tried FreeBSD-6.2. Turned out that for some weird reason (I suppose a kernel bug), it couldn't use my other hard drive. Got lots of DMA errors.

I tried DragonFlyBSD-1.8. No hardware problems.

People who are free to choose, choose their OSs for simple reasons like this. We take the first thing that works.

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