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DragonFly BSD 4.8 Released with EFI & eMMC Support, Improved Kernel Performance

Mar 28, 2017, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

DragonFly BSD 4.8 is a major update coming about 6 months after the last maintenance update to the previous 4.6 stable series of the BSD-based operating system. It adds numerous exciting new features and improvements, starting with updated kernel and graphics stacks adding better support for Intel Broadwell and Skylake processors. Another interesting feature added to DragonFly BSD 4.8 release is EFI support as a mainstream boot environment by creating an EFI installation for all new installs. With this in mind, it will be possible to place the /boot filesystem in its own GPT slice or in a DragonFly disklabel that is located inside a GPT slice.

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