DragonFlyBSD is one of several Unix-like operating systems
stemming from the BSD4.4-lite
release of the Berkeley Software Distributions
Originally derived from FreeBSD
4.8, on July 16, 2003, DragonFlyBSD has imported many of the FreeBSD 5 tree's useful developments, mostly drivers and bug fixes.
DragonFlyBSD is focused at becoming highly scalable and is rewriting much of how the operating system uses it's processors. It is currently focused on the ix86
platform, but is keeping as open as possible to the AMD64
DragonFlyBSD's mascot is fred
, a bright red dragonfly with his own plush dolls.
Currently working towards the 1.0 release, DragonFlyBSD is still not completely stable.
as the base Matt Dillon, a prominent Amiga
programmer, started DragonFlyBSD when a difference of opinion in how FreeBSD 5 should be developed arose, resulting in what some are calling the fourth major open source
DragonFlyBSD is a project with really big goals and a highly talented hacker leading it's development.