BSD Distribution: Download DragonFly BSD Torrents

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DragonFly BSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system forked from FreeBSD 4.8. It has diverged significantly from FreeBSD, implementing lightweight kernel threads (LWKT), an in-kernel message passing system, and the HAMMER file system. Many design concepts were influenced by AmigaOS.

Last Update: 2020-09-28

BSD FamilyUnix
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Platformsx86_64
Package ManagerDPorts
Default UIFVWM

Official Editions

DragonFly BSD images are 'live', meaning these images on whatever media will boot your system and let you log in as root (no password). You can use this feature to check for hardware compatibility and play with DragonFly a little before actually installing it on your hard drive. The CD includes an installer that can be run at the console. To activate the installer, boot and login as installer.

If you use a GUI DVD, you can login as root and start a GUI with startx. Note that there is no GUI release for the current release. You will need to install Xorg directly.

If you use a USB .img file, it needs to be copied to a USB key directly. Use dd on unix-like systems, or a similar program on Windows. You could also try Image Writer for Windows.

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