Linked by ddc_ on Thu 5th Jun 2014 22:50 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives

The new release includes new USB stack (USB4BSD), which supports USB3; updated video drivers for Intel and AMD cards (although latter are still disabled by default); binaries in /bin and /sbin are now dynamic, allowing for PAM and NSS. The HAMMER2 filesystem is also included, but not ready for general use just yet.

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RE[3]: Last 32bit release
by charlieg on Fri 6th Jun 2014 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Last 32bit release"
charlieg
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2005-07-25

Why? There's tons of stable software that will run on them, surely. Just because the latest-greatest tech doesn't run on your servers any more, it does not mean they are obselete.

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RE[4]: Last 32bit release
by Alfman on Fri 6th Jun 2014 19:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Last 32bit release"
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2011-01-28

charlieg,

Why? There's tons of stable software that will run on them, surely. Just because the latest-greatest tech doesn't run on your servers any more, it does not mean they are obselete.


Hmm, isn't that exactly what it means? Old hardware can still be useful, particularly for running old software, but without the ongoing support of software venders, it becomes obsolete even if it still technically works. Now saying that DragonFly BSD is the nail in the coffin would be a bit silly, but I would agree with gods_design's statement that "Sadly this is making all of my old PC servers slowly obsolete."

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