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c4011a36 1[[!meta title="Obtaining DragonFly for your system"]]
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f0fa9313 5## Images
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38f032a0 7DragonFly BSD images are 'live', meaning these images on whatever media will boot your system and let you log in as `root` (no password). You can use this feature to check for hardware compatibility and play with DragonFly a little before actually installing it on your hard drive. The CD includes an installer that can be run at the console. To activate the installer, boot and login as `installer`.
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5c05f1db 9If you use a GUI DVD, you can login as `root` and start a GUI with *startx*. Note that there is no GUI release for the current release. You will need to install Xorg directly. If you use a USB .img file, it needs to be copied to a USB key directly. Use *dd* on unix-like systems, or [a similar program]( on Windows. You could also try [Image Writer for Windows](
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38f032a0 11### Download live image 64-bit
12DragonFly BSD is 64-bit only, as announced during the 3.8 release.
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bd6cc309 14**USB:** dfly-x86_64-4.4.3_REL.img as [bzip2 file](
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bd6cc309 16**ISO:** dfly-x86_64-4.4.3_REL.iso as [bzip2 file](
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e4fe2423 18Daily **SNAPSHOT**: [here](
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98cff50c 21Here is a list of [[**worldwide mirrors**|/mirrors]] offering DragonFly ISO images. *Please use an appropriate mirror for best results!*
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5a16a159 23## Release Notes
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5a16a159 25For more details, read the [[release notes|release44]].
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1c758cf2 27## Obtaining source via git
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6286d3d4 29Since DragonFly 2.1 the source repository is maintained with git instead of CVS. To clone the sources using git:
31 # cd /usr
8380097c 32 # make src-create
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c9f04e8e 34This will fetch all sources for you from a fast mirror. If the <i>git-clone</i> command is not available update your Makefile to a recent version. If you do not have git installed, install it from dports (`devel/git`). See [development(7)](") for further instructions how to work with the repository.
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a3b7bc10 36If you wish to check out the source repository manually, you can use
38 # git clone git:// dragonfly
e4fe2423 40All release CDs and images also have pkg installed for immediate download of packaged third-party software.
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fd60e283 42## Browsing source via web interface
44The DragonFly source can be browsed via the [gitweb]( web interface.
46## DragonFly Releases
2f47390b 48Releases occur approximately twice a year. DragonFly release branches **only contain bug and security fixes** and are designed for people running production systems who don't want any surprises. Brand-new features often discussed on the mailing lists are typically not in release branches.
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2f47390b 50DragonFly systems based on releases are labeled RELEASE, for example, you might be running **DragonFly X.Y.Z-RELEASE**. If you run a daily snapshot or track *git master*, you'll see **X.Y.Z-DEVELOPMENT** as your system version.
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52## Commercial Sites
6e176d81 54A number of commercial sites selling DragonFly related material is [[here|commercial]].