FreeBSD committer Ruslan Ermilov’s wife has cancer, and he needs money for treatment.Â Please help.
Because of recent circumstances, I’m looking for at least 1 ‘new’ laptop. Is there anyone using DragonFly on a laptop? (Other than those mentioned here.)
Along the same lines, has anyone put together a server recently with a focus on low power usage?
This worked great when I was looking for a laptop, so I’ll solicit opinions again:
If I wanted to move shiningsilence.com to someplace that wasn’t the end of my cable modem, where could I look? A perfect solution would be someplace where I could put a small rackmounted server in, and run DragonFly.
This doesn’t directly have anything to do with DragonFly, but it’s interesting: Sun is offering an Ultra 20 workstation free with a 3-year subscription to the services they offer. Those services cost $360 a year (which is how it’s billed, not monhly like they say), so it’s about $1K for the computer.
It’s certainly neat; while you could assemble a similar machine for close to a third of the price from off-the-shelf parts, it wouldn’t have the support, or run nearly as well. In terms of units, Sun is the second-largest Unix vendor around (here’s the first), and the biggest when it comes to server systems, as far as I know. If I worked with more Solaris machines, or more with Java, it would be an attractive offer. (First seen on The Howling Void.)
A coworker of mine sent me an article written by a Cisco employee describing the IPv4 pool as likely to run out within 5 years. It’s titled “A Pragmatic Report on IPv4 Address Space Consumption. It certainly makes it sound like any new planning for networks should involve IPv6 capability.
DragonFly has IPv6 capability from KAME, which sounds like it will become much more useful very soon…
Anyone know a good place (other than EBay) to find cheap used laptops? I want to find something small, light, and able to run DragonFly, natch.
‘walt’ posted a link to a book you mave have seen before: The Unix-Haters Handbook.
Are you a geek? If so, then you’ll find this patent funny.
(Found while researching/comparing compression results at work)
Someone got 5th edition Unix running on a Game Boy Advance, in a demo loop of sorts. I’m linking to this not because it has any real use, but because the page also contains a nice history of very early Unix.
A band named Universal Hall Pass (which is Melissa Kaplan, formerly of the band Splashdown) has a song called ‘Dragonfly’, two versions of which are available on the band ‘Sound’ page.
This has nothing to do with DragonFly BSD, other than coincidence in name.
Boeing’s X-50A rotor craft is apparently named the “Dragonfly“. No real relation to this project, but it’s fun to see other places the name is used.