DFly versus PC-BSD on a Laptop

Michael Neumann mneumann at ntecs.de
Wed May 25 03:34:09 PDT 2016

On 05/25/16 05:08, Justin Sherrill wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Bernard Mentink <bmentink at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Currently I am running PC-BSD on a Sony Vaio Laptop with Gnome desktop and
>> it runs quite well.
>> I was wondering about re-installing DFly on it instead. Can anyone tell me
>> if I am going to get performance increase(i.e better kernel) and faster file
>> system with Hammer versus ZFS?
>> I need to have lot's of incentive to make the move ;)
> It'll be fast.  Really fast.  SUPER FAST.  The kernel will have so
> many megaflops that the chassis of your laptop will actually start to
> vibrate and rise above the surface of your desk, quietly humming.
> It'll hover there, causing pens and small children to rattle in the
> vicinity, until you reach out with a wondering hand and try to open
> the DVD-ROM cause you left your favorite Chet Faker CD in there and
> you don't want anything bad to happen to it and then BOOM.

Could we add this answer to the DragonFly FAQ??? It's so funny to read :)



> The mere act of brushing against it will upset the careful equilibrium
> set by Hammer's rebalancing mechanism, and the raw power unleashed
> will cause your laptop to shoot off through the wall of your home,
> through the nice fence your neighbor put up last year, and right
> through some branches on that odd tree that always takes forever to
> pop out leaves each spring, making you suspect it might not be that
> healthy but it's not on your property so you can't do much about it.
> Your laptop, shooting through space by now, leaves a sort of green
> trailing afterimage that persists for several minutes and happens to
> match the green in the DragonFly logo *exactly*.
> I realize this is a nonsense answer, and hope that you do too.
> However, there's no way to tell from what you wrote what model
> computer you have, what "speed" it's running at now, what you actually
> do with this computer, or if you can configure xorg and a number of
> other programs yourself, since PC-BSD does that for you and DragonFly
> does not.
> Don't take the above items as questions that I want you to answer so
> that I can then evaluate your future computer use for you.  Download a
> DragonFly image and start it up - it's 'live' and you can try it out,
> though it will be somewhat limited.

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