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OpenBSD 5.5 has been released! OpenBSD 5.5 is now Year 2038 compliant for all platforms by making time_t 64-bit, there's new hardware support, and other changes.
1 May 2014 - OpenBSD 5.5 - 11 Comments
The PC-BSD project is developing its own desktop environment from scratch! The ultimate plan is for Lumina to become a full-featured, open-source desktop environment that may ultimately replace KDE as its default desktop environment.
23 April 2014 - Lumina - 85 Comments
Following the fallout from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, OpenBSD developers have decided to fork the OpenSSL code-base to create LibreSSL.
22 April 2014 - LibreSSL - 64 Comments
For those curious about the state of FreeBSD, the FreeBSD Q1'2014 quarterly status report has been issued.
18 April 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 17 Comments
Bhyve, the new virtualization hypervisor introduced in FreeBSD 10.0, can now be easily managed by virt-manager.
11 April 2014 - Bhyve
GhostBSD, the desktop-focused BSD operating system based on FreeBSD, is nearly ready for its 4.0 release.
27 March 2014 - GhostBSD
NetBSD is the latest BSD operating system to have DRM/KMS graphics drivers ported from the Linux kernel.
19 March 2014 - NetBSD - 6 Comments
The Apache web server has been removed from the OpenBSD base operating system over being too bloated and server administrators are now being asked to switch to lighter-weight alternatives.
15 March 2014 - HTTPD - 70 Comments
GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 1 is now available as a user-friendly desktop BSD operating system that's now based upon the FreeBSD 10.0 source tree while shipping the GNOME2-forked MATE desktop.
7 March 2014 - GhostBSD - 4 Comments
The OpenBSD operating system now supports running its X.Org Server without root permissions for better security.
24 February 2014 - X.Org As User - 14 Comments
FreeBSD has imported the LLVM Clang 3.4 compiler into its code-base for providing initial support for all the new features of the C++1y (C++14) update.
16 February 2014 - Clang - 19 Comments
Since last month's release of FreeBSD 10.0 and PC-BSD 10.0 that followed, many Phoronix readers have been asking about benchmarks of this major BSD operating system update that's home to many new features. Here's an update on my FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.0 testing thus far.
13 February 2014 - PC-BSD - 1 Comment
The MINIX 3 operating system has been successfully ported to ARM and is starting to be supported by some ARM development boards.
5 February 2014 - MINIX 3 ARM - 7 Comments
EdgeBSD is a new BSD operating system this year born out of the NetBSD code-base. The project doesn't call itself a fork of NetBSD but it aims to push features and changes faster than the veteran BSD operating system.
5 February 2014 - EdgeBSD - 21 Comments
PC-BSD, the popular FreeBSD derivative that focuses on desktop friendliness and ease-of-use, has reached version 10.0 today following the FreeBSD 10.0 release earlier in the month.
29 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 1 Comment
With FreeBSD 10.0 having been released and the final release of the PC-BSD 10.0 coming this week, I decided to try out the PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 ahead of the final release. While I intended to run some benchmarks of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.0 against its predecessor and compared to Linux distributions, this initial PC-BSD 10.0 encounter was cut short after about ten minutes.
28 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 13 Comments
The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their quarterly status report for Q4'2013 that covers the work they've done on improving FreeBSD drivers, virtualization advancements, desktop improvements, and other enhancements within this leading BSD world.
25 January 2014 - Q4'2013 Update
To follow in the foot steps of this week's FreeBSD 10.0 release, PC-BSD 10.0 is likely to be released next week but for now they have out PC-BSD 10.0 RC5.
23 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0
It's been delayed by many months but the official release of FreeBSD 10.0 has shipped today!
20 January 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 13 Comments
PC-BSD 10.0 RC4 is now available as one of the near-final releases of this major FreeBSD-derived operating system that is landing a new text-based installer, UEFI loader support, GNOME 3 / MATE / CInnamon desktops, and is shipping with all major FreeBSD 10.0 features.
16 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 7 Comments
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