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
nevali
Member since:
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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RE: Good stuff
by bradley on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:28 in reply to "Good stuff"
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

Hmmm... you should give DesktopBSD a try. I have the same box from Dell and it works just fine for me. The only problem I have is getting flashplayer9 working properly on any browsers.

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by nevali on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:36 in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

Hmmm... you should give DesktopBSD a try. I have the same box from Dell and it works just fine for me. The only problem I have is getting flashplayer9 working properly on any browsers.


I'd try DesktopBSD, but I don't plan on doing anything remotely desktop-oriented with the machine—and I'm really quite interested in some of DragonFly's features (vkernels, jails with multiple IP address and IPv6 support, etc).

I should say, incidentally, I'm really liking DragonFly so far: the lack of on-board ethernet or DVD-RW aren't deal-breakers for me at all (both will get supported in a later release, I'm fairly sure, and I don't need either of them just now).

Edited 2007-08-23 12:38

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RE: Good stuff
by ThawkTH on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:33 in reply to "Good stuff"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice system, great OS...Isn't being a geek absolutely wonderful?

Ahhh, the adventures in computing...

I need some coffee, it's way too early to be at work.

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by Tuishimi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 16:51 in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Wouldn't it be awesome if your boss just walked into your office one day and said "Mike, I want you to buy a bunch of cool hardware and just install whatever operating systems you want and play with them for awhile, say a year or two!"

:D ;)

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RE: Good stuff
by vegai on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 19:07 in reply to "Good stuff"
vegai Member since:
2005-12-25

That is so incredibly easy to read as

a Core 2 Duo from Hell


Edited 2007-08-23 19:07

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RE[2]: Good stuff
by nevali on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 21:57 in reply to "RE: Good stuff"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

That is so incredibly easy to read as

a Core 2 Duo from Hell


To be honest, there's nothing wrong with it, it's just that it's too new for anyone to support—the manufacturer, unsurprisingly, only provides drivers for Windows, just as with almost everything else.

Given a couple of months, I'd imagine everything in it will work just fine with all of the BSDs.

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