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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

HAMMER2 File-System Is Still Slowly Coming Together

Back when DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system development began being publicized, it was believed it wasn't going to be ready until at least 2013. Fast forward two years, HAMMER2 isn't yet used by default on this BSD operating system and it's still being actively developed.
30 January 2015 - HAMMER2 - 6 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Is Almost To Linux 3.10 Era Intel Graphics Support

While FreeBSD, DragonFlyBSD, OpenBSD, and other BSD distributions have made much headway in the past year or two in porting the Linux DRM/KMS drivers to their kernels, the work still measurably lags behind the latest upstream Linux kernel code.
28 January 2015 - Linux 3.10 - DragonFlyBSD DRM - 5 Comments

pfSense 2.2 Brings AES-GCM With AES-NI Acceleration

Chris Buechler has released version 2.2 of the pfSense FreeBSD-based firewall/router focused software platform.
24 January 2015 - pfSense 2.2

DragonFlyBSD 4.0.3 Released

While DragonFlyBSD 4.0.2 was released just two weeks ago, the v4.0.3 update is now out.
23 January 2015 - DFlyBSD 4.0.3 - 1 Comment

PC-BSD Releases Updated Lumina Desktop Environment

Besides working toward PC-BSD 10.1.1's release, the PC-BSD crew have also been working on improving their Lumina Desktop Environment.
23 January 2015 - Lumina 0.8.1 - 19 Comments

PC-BSD 10.1.1 To Bring New System Updater, Qt5 Utilities

The PC-BSD crew that base their desktop-focused BSD operating system off of FreeBSD put out their 10.1.1. release candidate this week.
22 January 2015 - PC-BSD 10.1.1-RC1 - 6 Comments

FreeBSD Made A Lot Of Progress In The Past Few Months Of 2014

The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their latest quarterly status report for covering from October to December 2014.
17 January 2015 - Q4'2014 Progress Report - 3 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Pushes Big Sound System Update, Borrowed From FreeBSD

Users of DragonFlyBSD on the desktop (or otherwise using sound on this popular BSD platform) will benefit from the next major update of the operating system.
14 January 2015 - DragonFlyBSD Sound

DragonFlyBSD 4.0.2 Fixes A Major Kernel Memory Leak

DragonFlyBSD 4.0 was released back in November with a variety of improvements while today the v4.0.2 point release is out to take care of some issues.
10 January 2015 - DFly - 17 Comments

The Good & Bad Of ZFS + HAMMER File-Systems On BSD

ZFS is commonly viewed as the next-generation, high-end file-system for BSD systems while DragonFlyBSD defaults to their own HAMMER file-system designed by Matthew Dillon. For those wondering though how ZFS compares to HAMMER, here's a comparison.
2 January 2015 - File-Systems - 42 Comments

The Most Popular BSD Stories Of 2014

Over the past week or so I've shared many top ten / year-end lists of our most popular open-source content on Phoronix. Most of the focus has been on our majority Linux focus while in this article is a look at the top ten BSD articles on Phoronix from 2014.
2 January 2015 - BSDs

FreeBSD Ports 2015Q1 To Bring Many Changes

The 2015Q1 quarterly snapshot for FreeBSD Ports was branched today.
1 January 2015 - Package Updates - 10 Comments

LibreSSL 2.1.2 Previews The LibTLS Library, Works On Windows Support

Version 2.1.2 of LibreSSL, the OpenSSL fork by the OpenBSD crew, is now available with a variety of new work.
9 December 2014 - LibreSSL 2.1.2

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