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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 - 7 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

OpenBSD-Forked Bitrig Finally Sees Its Initial Release

Back in 2012 OpenBSD got forked as Bitrig and as of this week the initial release is finally available.
4 December 2014 - Bitrig - 9 Comments

FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years

Jordan Hubbard, the co-founder of FreeBSD and CTO of iXsystems, gave a talk at this month's MeetBSD California 2014 conference about the next ten years of FreeBSD.
26 November 2014 - FreeBSD Video - 36 Comments

DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics

The much anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is now available.
25 November 2014 - DragonFlyBSD 4 - 3 Comments

64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape

While Linux/Android on AArch64 is what's usually talked about, FreeBSD developers continue making progress on porting their kernel to 64-bit ARM.
25 November 2014 - AArch64

FreeBSD Receives A Million Dollar Donation

The FreeBSD has received their largest ever single donation: $1,000,000 USD.
18 November 2014 - FreeBSD - 34 Comments

PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE Now Available, TrueOS 10.1 Too

Following in the foot steps of the FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE, PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available along with the server-oriented TrueOS spin.
17 November 2014 - PC-BSD 10.1 - 4 Comments

FreeBSD 10.1 Release Now Available

After being set back by only some minor delays, FreeBSD 10.1 stable is now available in released form.
14 November 2014 - 10.1 - 28 Comments

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