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."
Thread beginning with comment 265145
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
good stuff indeed
by keisangi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 03:37 UTC
keisangi
Member since:
2007-08-23

I installed it on my laptop a lenovo/ibm thinkpad x60.
graphic, sound, ethernet, even laptop special keys (brightness and sound up/down buttons) are supported.

i had trouble with laptop key on ubuntu and other linuxes like pressing brightness button would make my screen goes black and doesn't respond anymore.. killing X and log in again seemed to be the only solution.

on dragonfly not only all thoses work nicely, but the response of the OS is really much better. starting firefox for example is much faster and doesn't take up as long as on ubuntu or sabayon which are the last distro i tryed on this laptop before installing dragonfly.

pkgsrc is also very simple to use.. i installed xorg, xfce4, firefox and xmms very easily. just like that pkg_add xfce4 / pkgadd xmms / pkg_add firefox-2.0.0.4.. job's done ;)

only minus so far i couldn't find precompiled jdk and eclipse packages. but after quickly googling about it, it seems they were present in previous release of dragonfly though. well i'm pleasantly surprised by dragonfly bsd ;)

Edited 2007-08-23 03:42

Reply Score: 3

RE: good stuff indeed
by yorthen on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 10:21 in reply to "good stuff indeed"
yorthen Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think you'll find any pre-compiled JDK, I seem to recall that there was some licensing issues, but I might be wrong.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: good stuff indeed
by Tuishimi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 16:55 in reply to "good stuff indeed"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Cool. I ran a pre-1.0 release for a short time as a desktop. Glad to hear someone else is doing this and that you are reporting solid performance. I know this OS is geared toward servers and clusters, but I don't see why it shouldn't make a good desktop OS as well.

Reply Parent Score: 2