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FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Needs To Be Respun Due To Security Issues

The delayed FreeBSD 11.0 release just suffered another last-minute set-back. While "FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE images" were distributed to FTP mirrors and the official announcement expected today, these images need to be re-spun to contain some security fixes and thus pushing back the official release.

28 September 2016 - FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE - Add A Comment
Trying Out The FreeBSD-Powered TrueOS With Its Custom Qt Desktop

While I've been running PC-BSD on some systems for years I hadn't tried out any of its rolling-release FreeBSD 11.0-based spins under the new TrueOS brand nor had I tried out the project's Qt-based Lumina Desktop Environment since it reached 1.0. That changed today with trying out the latest weekly spin of TrueOS x64.

6 September 2016 - TrueOS - 26 Comments
More Details On PC-BSD's Rebranding As TrueOS

Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS.

25 August 2016 - PC-BSD TrueOS - 24 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Decides To Drop PulseAudio

DragonFlyBSD developers have decided to remove PulseAudio from their dports packaging system and patch their desktop software to not depend upon this open-source sound server.

20 August 2016 - DragonFlyBSD PulseAudio - 55 Comments
FreeBSD Catching Up To Linux DRM Graphics Drivers, In Sync With Git

For the first time ever, the FreeBSD DRM drivers match the code of what's found in the upstream Linux kernel Git. They started off trailing many releases behind the state of the upstream Linux kernel, but as of now the Intel DRM as the first driver has made it to be in sync with the current Linux 4.8 development code.

16 August 2016 - FreeBSD DRM - 55 Comments
MidnightBSD 0.8 Switches From GCC 4.2 To Clang

For those of you unfamiliar with it, MidnightBSD is a BSD (obviously) that focuses upon being a good desktop OS, similar to the goals of GhostBSD or PC-BSD. MidnightBSD 0.8 was released this week as the newest version of the operating system.

16 August 2016 - MidnightBSD 0.8 - 11 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.4

The DragonFlyBSD project, namely Fran├žois Tigeot, is continuing to do a good job at keeping their i915 DRM kernel graphics driver close behind the upstream Intel Linux DRM graphics driver. With the latest patches that have landed in the DragonFlyBSD kernel, their i915 driver is up to the Linux 4.4 state.

21 July 2016 - DragonFlyBSD i915 - Add A Comment
FreeBSD Is Trying To Figure Out If Anyone Uses Its VGL Graphics Library

FreeBSD VGL provides a library for accessing graphics modes and carrying out basic drawing operations atop its syscons console driver. Not only is basic graphics output on a virtual console supported by libvgl, but mouse input is too handled. However, not many people seem to be using this library.

21 June 2016 - FreeBSD VGL - 42 Comments

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