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Like The Other BSDs, DragonFlyBSD Lags Greatly Behind With Its GPU Support

Besides FreeBSD having poor open-source graphics driver support, DragonFlyBSD is in a similar boat with regard to their port of the Linux DRM/KMS drivers. In fact, it's gone from porting the driver to DragonFlyBSD to more like porting DragonFlyBSD to be more compatible with the Linux APIs.
11 October 2014 - DragonFlyBSD - 21 Comments

FreeBSD Is Slowly But Surely Trying To Catch Up With Linux Graphics Drivers

Jean-Sébastien Pédron of the FreeBSD project gave an update at this week's XDC2014 conference about the state of the graphics stack on FreeBSD.
10 October 2014 - Challenging - 29 Comments

Ten Year Old "Critical" Bug Discovered In OpenBSD

While OpenBSD generally prides itself on being a secure, open-source operating system and focusing more on code corectness and security rather than flashy features, it turns out a potential security bug has been living within OpenBSD for the past decade.
6 October 2014 - OpenBSD - 40 Comments

FreeBSD 10.1 Is Up To A Release Candidate

If all goes well FreeBSD 10.1 will be officially released before month's end but available this weekend is the first release candidate.
5 October 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1 RC1

GhostBSD 4.0 Defaults To Clang Compiler & MATE Desktop

GhostBSD 4.0 has finally been officially released.
3 October 2014 - GhostBSD - 9 Comments

LibreSSL Continues Marching Forward On BSD Systems

Almost six months ago OpenBSD developers forked OpenSSL into LibreSSL and since then this new SSL alternative continues to advance.
29 September 2014 - LibreSSL - 2 Comments

FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 3 Released

The third and final beta of FreeBSD 10.1 was released this Sunday.
28 September 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1

FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 2 Released

The second beta ahead of next month's planned FreeBSD 10.1 release is now available.
21 September 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1

FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements

Released this past week was the first beta of FreeBSD 10.1. If you haven't yet had time to explore this development release, there's a lot of improvements over FreeBSD 10.0.
20 September 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1

FreeBSD 10.1 In Beta Ahead Of Planned Release Next Month

The first beta release of FreeBSD 10.1 is now available ahead of its planned official debut by the end of October.
14 September 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1 - 3 Comments

CD-Sized Image Of BSD-Based TrueOS Released For Servers

In announcing their quarterly package updates that bring a wide assortment of improvements, the PC-BSD crew shared they managed to make a CD-sized image of their TrueOS server operating system.
11 September 2014 - TrueOS - 24 Comments

OpenBSD Made Progress On Their Systemd-Compatible Replacement

This summer a student developer began work on DBus daemons that accept systemd calls and emulated their behavior with their own native calls, in order to make drop-in replacements for BSD platforms where systemd is not supported and the upstream systemd developers have no plans of supporting.
7 September 2014 - systemd utils - 27 Comments

HardenedBSD: The Latest BSD Project That Aims To Boost Security

HardenedBSD is the latest BSD distribution writing into Phoronix to share its work.
4 September 2014 - Security - 24 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Finally Gets Haswell Graphics Support

While Broadwell is right around the corner and Intel's open-source Linux developers are already working on Skylake graphics support, the DragonFlyBSD crew has just managed Haswell graphics support for their DRM driver ported from FreeBSD that in turn was ported from an earlier version of the Linux kernel.
11 August 2014 - DragonFly-Haswell - 1 Comment

Facebook Is Hiring To Make Linux Networking Better Than FreeBSD

Facebook is hiring another Linux kernel engineer to join its growing kernel team. The goal for the new employee will be to make "the Linux kernel network stack to rival or exceed that of FreeBSD" and carry out other improvements to the Linux network stack.
7 August 2014 - Linux vs. FreeBSD Networking - 58 Comments

FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features

The FreeBSD project has issued their latest quarterly status report that covers activities for the open-source operating system made between April and June of 2014.
25 July 2014 - FreeBSD Quarterly Report - 4 Comments

Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD

After more than a half-year in development and working on tens of thousands of lines of code, Pkg 1.3.0 has been released by FreeBSD developers.
24 July 2014 - pkg 1.3.0 - 7 Comments

GhostBSD 4.0 Beta 3 Brings New & Updated Packages

Besides FreeBSD 9.3 now being out, so is the latest beta for the upcoming GhostBSD 4.0 release.
17 July 2014 - GhostBSD

FreeBSD 9.3 Officially Released With ZFS Bookmarks Support

As expected, FreeBSD 9.3 made it out on schedule today with this new release carrying a few new features, numerous updated packages, and other improvements for those not yet riding FreeBSD 10.
16 July 2014 - FreeBSD 9.3

LibreSSL Portable Encounters Its First Release

OpenBSD developers have announced their first release of LibreSSL portable.
11 July 2014 - LibreSSL - 10 Comments

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