Linked by Trent Townsend on Wed 18th Jan 2006 22:03 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly BSD 1.4 is the third major release of Matthew Dillon's fork of the FreeBSD operating system, and significant progress has been made towards reaching many of the project's numerous goals. New in this release include a more up to date version of the GNU Compiler Collection (required due to the incread use of thread local storage in DragonFly), an import of NetBSD's Citrus code (Comprehensive I18N Framework Towards Respectable Unix Systems), major reworking of all core subsystems in preparation for removing the MP lock, rewrites of various VFS related code and many updated drivers, frameworks and contributed programs.
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RE: where's the beef
by Tweek on Thu 19th Jan 2006 05:37 UTC in reply to "where's the beef"
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and i hate the reviews that involve desktop screenshots.... they are all basically the same...linux, freebsd, netbsd. its the same desktop minus a few icons diffs.

okay, if the desktop has a custom app for making the system easy, that is always great to see, i love that type of inovation, but who cares how easy it is to install. its not a desktop OS, hell there isnt ANY desktop that is easy to install that some random person can just get the cd and go with. they let their neighbor computer guy do that...the important thing is how easy it is to maintain and USE....forget the install, that is trivial, it takes 30minutes to an hour, after that, for the unix desktops, it is done, you dont ever have to do that again.

i want to see in these reviews the innovation, not how easy it is to install... for this case it is an offshoot of BSD, aka you have to know what you are doing to some extent to use it. that is the target audience...PCBSD is targeting linux users and making a general desktop that any OSS convert can do (instead of a linux desktop) thats great. install is more important but not that important as long as the IT guy can do it.

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