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FreeBSD's Pkg 1.5.0 Released, Brings Initial Ports To OS X & NetBSD

The FreeBSD pkg tool for binary package management has been upgraded to pkg v1.5.0. The pkg 1.5 release brings with it a number of exciting imporvements.
14 April 2015 - pkg 1.5.0 - 6 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its ACPICA Implementation

DragonFlyBSD developers have updated their ACPI power management implementation against Intel's ACPICA code as of yesterday.
9 April 2015 - ACPICA

OpenBSD 5.7 Is Less Than One Month Out & Finally Has USB 3.0

OpenBSD 5.7 is planned for release in less than one month and it will be presenting a number of new features for this security-minded BSD operating system.
6 April 2015 - OpenBSD 5.7

AMD Catalyst Might Be Coming To FreeBSD

AMD tech support has allegedly confirmed that Catalyst is being ported to FreeBSD.
4 April 2015 - Catalyst On BSD? - 18 Comments

PC-BSD Updates Its Lumina Desktop (v0.8.3)

The PC-BSD developers responsible for their new Lumina desktop environment have released a new version of their custom interface.
31 March 2015 - Lumina Desktop

HAMMER2 Gets A Man Page

The HAMMER2 file-system has been slow to mature since being announced three years ago, but now at least there's a man page for HAMMER2.
28 March 2015 - HAMMER2 FS - 11 Comments

GhostBSD 10.1 Now In Alpha For A FreeBSD-Powered MATE Desktop

The first alpha release of GhostBSD 10.1 is now available, which is based on PC-BSD and FreeBSD. This BSD operating system also desires to deliver a first-rate desktop experience while setting it apart is the use of the GNOME2-forked MATE desktop environment by default.
19 March 2015 - GhostBSD 10.1 - 2 Comments

OpenBSD Sucks? Thoughts From One Of Their Developers

AsiaBSDCon 2015 happened last week in Tokyo, Japan. Besides learning about OpenBSD's custom-built HTTP/web server, there was also a presentation entitled "OpenBSD Sucks" by one of the OpenBSD developers.
18 March 2015 - "OpenBSD Sucks" - 24 Comments

OpenBSD's Custom HTTP Web Server Is Set To Replace Nginx

With the upcoming release of OpenBSD 5.7 in May, nginx is being removed from the OpenBSD base package set in favor of using OpenBSD's own, home-grown web-server by default.
17 March 2015 - OpenBSD 5.7 - 11 Comments

FreeBSD Now Supports DisplayLink Adapters

The FreeBSD kernel finally has support for USB-based DisplayLink graphics adapters.
14 March 2015 - DisplayLink On BSD

NetBSD Now Supports The Raspberry Pi 2

The latest BSD operating system now supporting the Raspberry Pi 2 is NetBSD.
10 March 2015 - RPi2 On NetBSD - 8 Comments

PC-BSD 10.1.2 To Add Tor Mode, LibreSSL & Other Features

The PC-BSD developers have shared some of the upcoming features for their next release, PC-BSD 10.1.2. While it's just a point release on top of FreeBSD, PC-BSD continues adding a lot of interesting, desktop-oriented innovations to their BSD distribution.
4 March 2015 - PC-BSD 10.1.2 Features - 10 Comments

OpenBSD Sponsors Work For Better Browser Security

The OpenBSD Foundation is supporting work to adapt at least one web browser's JIT engine to support OpenBSD's "Write Xor Execute" policy for system memory.
2 March 2015 - OpenBSD Security - 5 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Radeon Driver Ported To Linux 3.10 Level Of Support

Last month the Intel DRM driver on DragonFlyBSD was ported to match the upstream Linux 3.10 level of support and features after being based on Linux 3.9 previously in their porting of this open-source Intel graphics driver to BSD. The Radeon DRM driver is in the process of a similar bump with the DragonFlyBSD kernel catching up to this AMD Radeon kernel graphics driver from its Linux 3.10 state.
25 February 2015 - Radeon DRM - 3 Comments

PC-BSD Releases Lumina Desktop 0.8.2

The PC-BSD developers behind the original Lumina Desktop Environment have put out a new "spit and polish" release of Lumina.
19 February 2015 - Lumina 0.8.2 - 21 Comments

Whoops: FreeBSD's Random Number Generator Has Been Broken For Months

It was fixed and subsequently reported yesterday that the FreeBSD kernel has been subject to a faulty random number generator for the past four months.
18 February 2015 - FreeBSD RNG - 20 Comments

FreeBSD-Based m0n0wall Firewall/Network OS Announces The End

For anyone that in the past decade has looked for an embedded firewall/network operating system to build your own router or network device has likely encountered m0n0wall. While m0n0wall has been popular over the years and is powered by FreeBSD, the lead developer of m0n0wall has tossed in the towel after twelve years in development.
15 February 2015 - m0n0wall Is Dead - 15 Comments

First Release Of PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT Images

The PC-BSD camp has started spinning development images of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 11.0 in the present 11.0-CURRENT state that is still far out from being officially released.
13 February 2015 - PC-BSD 11.0 Preview - 1 Comment

EdgeBSD Still Progressing As A Forked NetBSD Powered By Git

EdgeBSD remains one of the newer BSD distributions that is a fork of NetBSD but switches from CVS to Git for source code management.
10 February 2015 - EdgeBSD - 10 Comments

PC-BSD 10.1.1 Released With New System Updater, Qt5 Desktop Utilities

Version 10.1.1 of PC-BSD is now available with a variety of notable improvements to this FreeBSD-based desktop-focused distribution.
2 February 2015 - PC-BSD 10.1.1 - 1 Comment

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