Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 17th Sep 2009 05:32 UTC, submitted by ebasconp
BSD and Darwin derivatives The DragonFly 2.4 release was released just today. One can choose from a bare-bones CD ISO, a DVD ISO that includes an X environment, and a bare-bones bootable USB drive image. In addition, this is the first time DragonFlyBSD has had a 64-bit ISO. 64-bit support is stable, but there will only be limited pkgsrc support in the current release. All versions of the release can all be downloaded from one of the many mirrors.
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what is dragonfly
by netean on Thu 17th Sep 2009 09:10 UTC
netean
Member since:
2006-01-08

after trawling thru their site I was none the wiser as to what dragonflyBSD was (other than a bad varient obviously) and why I might want to try it?

Is it a server or desktop os, or both?

why would I want to run this over say: linux, windows, pc-bsd etc?

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RE: what is dragonfly
by evert on Thu 17th Sep 2009 10:47 in reply to "what is dragonfly"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

Your question is a bit silly, because a simple Google or Wikipedia query would give you much more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonflyBSD

(Still, I voted you up, back to 1, because I feel that such questions should not be modded down. Much people have such questions when they face a new OS.)

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RE[2]: what is dragonfly
by netean on Thu 17th Sep 2009 16:12 in reply to "RE: what is dragonfly"
netean Member since:
2006-01-08

shouldn't that kind of info be available on The Dragonfly BSD site?

also.. I understood less than half of the wikipedia page. Symmetric multiprocessing, LWKT ... ports/messaging all gibberish to me, and still gave me no understanding of what DragonflyBSD is or why I might want to use it. Let alone why it might be better/worse than any other BSD distro?

now, you're gonna reply and say "if you don't know what they are Dragonfly isn't for you" and perhaps you'd be right. But a bit of plain English to explain it's pros and cons would be great.

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RE: what is dragonfly
by marcp on Thu 17th Sep 2009 11:09 in reply to "what is dragonfly"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Your questions are covered in the documentation of the DFBSD project. Just go on their site and have a quick look.

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