DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 25 November 2014 at 10:09 PM EST. 3 Comments
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The much anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is now available.

The biggest "big ticket item" of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 include improving graphics support with the Linux-ported Intel DRM driver now handling Intel "Haswell" graphics complete with OpenGL support, well more than one year after it's been optimized for Linux users. DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is also significant in that it drops 32-bit i386 support in making it 64-bit only for x86 systems. While the DRM driver porting takes a while across all BSD distributions right now, at least DragonFlyBSD developers can take a stand for pushing forward and focusing on 64-bit support rather than 32-bit.

DragonFlyBSD 4.0 also now supports up to 256 CPUs from a 63 maximum in previous versions, improved hardware/software OpenGL rendering support, numerous networking improvements, the PF Packet Filter now supports concurrent work, and there's been many packages updated.

More details on today's release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 can be found via DragonFlyBSD.org.

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