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[3]: where's the beef
by danieldk on Thu 19th Jan 2006 07:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: where's the beef"
danieldk
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2005-11-18

Frankly the author was unqualified to write anything. This is bad as the Jem Report on Solaris a while back.

Please, be a bit kind. And look to it from another perspective. Last week two people on a Dutch slack channel asked me (on separate occasions) whether they can use DragonFly as their desktop operating system. The DragonFly website says:

"DragonFly is an operating system and environment designed to be the logical continuation of the FreeBSD-4.x OS series."

One of FreeBSDs intended uses is as a UNIX Workstation, so it seems fairly logical to see DragonFly as more as a research or distributed operating system. The bottom line is that I could point those persons to this article, and it would answer their question.

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RE[4]: where's the beef
by Ronald Vos on Thu 19th Jan 2006 11:10 in reply to "RE[3]: where's the beef"
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2005-07-06

"DragonFly is an operating system and environment designed to be the logical continuation of the FreeBSD-4.x OS series."

One of FreeBSDs intended uses is as a UNIX Workstation,


Indeed. DflyBSD is intended to function as a multi-purpose OS, just like FreeBSD. For one of it's intended purposes, it doesn't hold up yet. This is exactly what I liked to learn about in this review; perhaps this doesn't hold for everyone, but this review worked for me (as someone similarly not hackerish, but at least interested in alternatives for day-to-day computer use).

And he did point out valid flaws in the installation cds after all.

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