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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
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
GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 3 Finally Surfaces

It's been almost two months since the release of GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 2 but out this weekend is finally the third alpha of the desktop-focused FreeBSD-based operating system.

17 May 2014 - GhostBSD - 6 Comments
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 - Add A Comment
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
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

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