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1# Obtaining DragonFly for your system
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5## CD Images
6286d3d4 7DragonFly CDs are 'live', meaning these CDs 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. Make sure you read the [README](") file for more information. To activate the installer, boot the CD and login as 'installer'. If you use the DVD, you can login as root and start a GUI with 'startx'.
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980d216b 9* **Current RELEASE - 2.2.1**: <a href="">CD</a> <a href="">DVD</a> <a href="">USB</a>
1c758cf2 10* Daily **SNAPSHOT**: <a href="">here</a>
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10c56400 12Here is a list of [[**worldwide mirrors**|/mirrors]] offering DragonFly ISO images.
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14## Binary pkgsrc packages
16We offer a reasonable number of binary pkgsrc packages for every stable release of DragonFly. Look at the [[list|mirrors]] of worldwide mirrors to find a mirror near you carrying binary packages. See the man page of [pkg_radd(1)]( how to install these packages.
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1c758cf2 18## Obtaining source via git
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6286d3d4 20Since DragonFly 2.1 the source repository is maintained with git instead of CVS. To clone the sources using git:
22 # cd /usr
23 # make git-clone
25This 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 `pkgsrc/devel/scmgit`. See [development(7)](") for further instructions how to work with the repository.
27## DragonFly Releases
2f47390b 29Releases 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 31DragonFly 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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33## Commercial Sites
6e176d81 35A number of commercial sites selling DragonFly related material is [[here|commercial]].