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JabirOS Is Now An "Independent" FreeBSD Fork

JabirOS is the rather peculiar operating system that started out as an Ubuntu-based distribution and turned to base itself on FreeBSD. After basing itself on FreeBSD, the latest hop for this seldom heard of distribution is to claim it "isn’t a FreeBSD distribution anymore" but an independent fork.
10 May 2014 - JabirOS - 9 Comments

OpenBSD Affirms That LibreSSL Will Be Portable

In the fallout from the OpenSSL heartbleed bug, OpenBSD developers forked OpenSSL into LibreSSL. Initially the only supported platform for LibreSSL was OpenBSD, but the BSD developers are pushing harder now for platform portability.
9 May 2014 - LibreSSL - 32 Comments

OpenBSD 5.5 Brings Y2038 Compliance, Better Hardware Support

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

PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Desktop Environment

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

OpenSSL Forked By OpenBSD Into LibreSSL

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

FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang

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

Virt-Manager Now Supports FreeBSD's Bhyve

Bhyve, the new virtualization hypervisor introduced in FreeBSD 10.0, can now be easily managed by virt-manager.
11 April 2014 - Bhyve

GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 2 Lands A Bunch Of Fixes

GhostBSD, the desktop-focused BSD operating system based on FreeBSD, is nearly ready for its 4.0 release.
27 March 2014 - GhostBSD

NetBSD 7.0 Will Finally Have DRM/KMS Drivers

NetBSD is the latest BSD operating system to have DRM/KMS graphics drivers ported from the Linux kernel.
19 March 2014 - NetBSD - 6 Comments

Apache Gets Booted From OpenBSD Base Over Being Too Bloated

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 Plays With FreeBSD 10 & Uses MATE

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

X.Org Server Now Runs Without Root On OpenBSD

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 Now Uses LLVM/Clang 3.4

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

Radeon Now Work Well On PC-BSD, But USB Mouse Support Is Iffy

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

MINIX 3 Successfully Ported To ARM

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 Born Out Of NetBSD Operating System

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 10.0 Has Been Officially Released

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

My 10 Minute Experience With PC-BSD 10.0

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

FreeBSD Made Much Progress On Drivers, ARM, Etc

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

PC-BSD 10.0 Likely Being Released Next Week

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

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