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OPNsense 15.7 Released As Fork Of Pfsense

As a fork of pfSense, the OPNsense project that's a FreeBSD-based open-source firewall distribution did its first production-ready release this week.
3 July 2015 - OPNsense

PC-BSD 10.2 Gets Ready For Release, 11.0-CURRENT For Testing

The PC-BSD development team today announced their 10.2 pre-release, which continues to be derived from FreeBSD. Additionally they've also announced new 11.0-CURRENT images for those wishing to get a look ahead at FreeBSD/PC-BSD 11.0.
30 June 2015 - PC-BSD 10.2 / 11.0

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 Released: Brings Improved Graphics & New Compiler

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 was released this morning as the next major release to this popular BSD operating system. For end-users there are a lot of notable changes with this update.
29 June 2015 - DragonFlyBSD 4.2

NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds New Intel/Radeon DRM Support, Lua Scripting & More

NetBSD 7.0 Release Candidate 1 was made available today with some mighty big improvements.
21 June 2015 - NetBSD 7

Smallwall 1.8.2 Released To Let Monowall Live On

This past February, Monowall announced the end of development as one of the most popular FreeBSD-based network/firewall focused distributions. For those still searching for a new replacement, Smallwall 1.8.2 has been released as the successor to Monowall 1.8.1.
12 June 2015 - Smallwall Firewall

LibreSSL 2.2 Has AIX & Cygwin Support

LibreSSL 2.2.0 and 2.1.7 were released today.
11 June 2015 - LibreSSL 2.2

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Parallelized Kernel Module Building

Matthew Dillon's latest addition to DragonFlyBSD will help those that build out the full kernel themselves: parallelized kernel module builds. This change for developers allows the the kernel build process to be multiple times faster when doing a full kernel build.
9 June 2015 - Parallel Kernel Module Builds

DragonFlyBSD Now Has KMS Console Support

With work on porting the Linux Intel and Radeon DRM/KMS drivers progressing, within DragonFlyBSD Git they've made the first "hacky steps" for making their system console work with the KMS drivers.
6 June 2015 - KMS Console

FreeBSD Developers Lay Out Plans To Release FreeBSD 10.2 In August

The FreeBSD release engineering team has laid out plans for the next FreeBSD 10 release.
5 June 2015 - FreeBSD 10.2

DragonFlyBSD Moves Ahead With Updating Their Radeon DRM Graphics Driver

Besides DragonFlyBSD's Intel graphics support moving forward with porting of i915 DRM code from newer versions of the Linux kernel over to the DragonFlyBSD kernel, there's also been new activity on the Radeon front.
4 June 2015 - DragonFlyBSD Radeon

HAMMER2 File-System Now Uses LZ4 Compression By Default

DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system has seen a lot of progress made recently. One of the latest additions to this HAMMER successor is enabling LZ4 compression by default.
30 May 2015 - HAMMER2

PC-BSD 10.1.2 Brings New PersonaCrypt Utility

PC-BSD 10.1.2 was released today as the latest quarterly update to the FreeBSD-derived operating system.
18 May 2015 - PC-BSD 10.1.2

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Encrypted SWAP

For DragonFlyBSD users out there, the swap device with the latest Git kernel can now be encrypted.
17 May 2015 - DragonFlyBSD SWAP

Broadwell Graphics, HDMI 4K & Other Features Land In DragonFlyBSD

Earlier this month we wrote about DragonFlyBSD having experimental Broadwell graphics support and now this updated DRM driver code has landed in the BSD distribution. Besides supporting the new Intel Broadwell HD/Iris Graphics, there's also a number of other new features.
10 May 2015 - DragonFlyBSD DRM Update

GhostBSD 10.1 Beta Adds Vim To The Default Software Collection

The first beta of GhostBSD 10.1, the desktop-focused distribution using the FreeBSD kernel with MATE Desktop Environment, is now available.
7 May 2015 - GhostBSD 10.1

Experimental DragonFlyBSD Code Adds Broadwell Graphics

DragonFlyBSD developers continue porting over code from the Linux kernel's i915 DRM driver for supporting newer Intel graphics features on BSD. The latest work is for matching the DragonFlyBSD's ported Intel driver up through the code found in the Linux 3.14 kernel.
4 May 2015 - DragonFlyBSD Intel DRM - 6 Comments

PC-BSD Works Out Big Improvements For Its Lumina Desktop

PC-BSD developers have worked out some May Day releases of the first release candidate to PC-BSD 10.1.2 and they've also released a new version of their custom Lumina Desktop.
1 May 2015 - PC-BSD + Lumina - 3 Comments

OpenBSD 5.7 Released, Finally Brings USB 3.0 Support

OpenBSD developers are celebrating May Day by releasing OpenBSD 5.7, as previously planned.
1 May 2015 - OpenBSD 5.7

Microsoft's CoreCLR Now Works On FreeBSD

It was back in February that Microsoft open-sourced CoreCLR, the execution engine of the core .NET stack. Besides coming to Linux and other platforms, this MIT-licensed engine has now been ported and is working for FreeBSD.
24 April 2015 - CoreCLR .NET FreeBSD - 14 Comments

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

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