Wednesday, March 05, 2008


In other nerdly news today I installed DragonFly-1.12.0 on my ancient desktop at work.

What was a slow and pesky desktop with XP is now a perky and lively beast; It's like seeing an old dog chasing butterflies in spring. The install was painless and quick. [1] The former is a credit to the guys who built DragonFlyBSD. The latter is - being honest - because the only thing I installed was the OS.

On the other hand, with BSD [2] you only need a little bit to have a working computer, after which you pick and choose the stuff you need.

[1] I spent more time downloading and buring the ISO to cd than I did installing the operating system.
[2] This applies to other UNIXs as well.
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