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FreeBSD Turns Twenty-One Years Old

Today marks twenty-one years since the release of FreeBSD 1.0, the first production-ready release of this BSD operating system.
2 November 2014 - FreeBSD 1.0 - 16 Comments

OpenBSD 5.6 Released, Uses LibreSSL

OpenBSD 5.6 was released yesterday and it features the LibreSSL fork of OpenSSL, among many other changes.
2 November 2014 - OpenBSD

OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

Interestingly the OpenBSD developers have decided to remove support for loadable kernel modules from the BSD distribution's next release.
28 October 2014 - LKM - 23 Comments

DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Is Coming Soon, Release Candidate Now Available

DragonFlyBSD 3.8 will soon be succeeded by DragonFlyBSD 4.0. For those willing to help test, the release candidate to DragonFlyBSD 4.0.0 is now available.
28 October 2014 - DragonFlyBSD 4.0

FreeBSD 10.1 RC3 Has ZFS, UDPLite Fixes

FreeBSD 10.1 RC3 was a few days late but it's out there this Thursday afternoon. FreeBSD 10.3 takes care of an API incompatibility between 10.0-RELEASE and the earlier 10.1-RC2 state (due to the libopie library) and aside from that this third release candidate has a lot of other fixes.
23 October 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1 - 14 Comments

Changes Coming For OpenBSD 5.6

OpenBSD 5.6 is expected to be released at the start of November and with this release will come a large number of changes.
16 October 2014 - OpenBSD 5.6 - 21 Comments

FreeBSD 10.1 RC2 Has Various Fixes

FreeBSD 10.1 is now a step closer to being released with the Monday release of FreeBSD 10.1 RC2.
13 October 2014 - FreeBSD 10.1

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

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