[Ukfreebsd] DragonflyBSD

Steve Mynott steve at gruntling.com
Wed Apr 21 19:45:44 BST 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 05:50:19PM +0100, Sevan / Venture37 typed:

> Matt Dillon seems to be a very talented chap & there's lots of fancy  
> bells & whistles in the OS like the hammer file system which I want to  
> check out, unfortunately the installer is a bit of a PITA & they don't  
> support extended partitions either so it's kept me away from using it on  
> real hardware.
> Anyone had a play?

I ran Dragonfly for a while and was very impressed with it.

Originally a fork of FreeBSD 4.x it now has a number of interesting
technical features like virtual kernels and, as you say, the Hammer
file system.

The community is small and it's pretty much a one man band but the use
of pkgsrc means there are most of the usual applications available.

It works well under qemm if you want to try it under emulation.

Steve Mynott <steve at gruntling.com>

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