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KMS Drivers Break The Console In FreeBSD 10

While FreeBSD 10.0 is exciting for finally having an AMD Radeon DRM/KMS driver as one of the major features of the new OS, the quality isn't yet on par with the open-source graphics support found on Linux from where the code was originally ported.
6 January 2014 - Radeon DRM Driver - 9 Comments

The 10 Best Features Of FreeBSD 10.0

With a bit of luck FreeBSD 10.0 will be released in the next few days so here's a look at the arguably ten best features of this next major BSD operating system release.
5 January 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 1 Comment

PC-BSD 10.0 RC3 Improves Hybrid Graphics Support

There's a new development release out of the upcoming PC-BSD 10.0 operating system release that shares most of its changes with upstream FreeBSD 10.0.
5 January 2014 - Hybrid Graphics - 10 Comments

FreeBSD 10.0-RC4 Now Available, Last Before Final

FreeBSD 10.0-RC4 has been released today as hopefully the last test release of the popular BSD operating system before declaring the official 10.0 release in the days to come.
2 January 2014 - Hopefully The Last

PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 Pulls In More Changes

After the FreeBSD 10.0 RC3 release earlier in the day, PC-BSD is out with their 10.0 RC2 release as well. PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 pulls in upstream FreeBSD 10.0 changes plus other work of their own as well.
26 December 2013 - PC-BSD 10.0 RC2

FreeBSD 10.0 RC3 Is Here To End Out 2013

The third and final FreeBSD 10.0 release candidate is out ahead of the hopeful general availability in early January.
26 December 2013 - FreeBSD 10 - 15 Comments

The PlayStation 4 Does Use The FreeBSD Kernel, Mono

In the forum discussion from yesterday's article about Sony using the LLVM/Clang compiler for the PlayStation 4 with its game development kit, some readers questioned whether the PlayStation 4 was really powered by FreeBSD. FreeBSD can be found on the PlayStation 4 along with Mono and other open-source components.
25 December 2013 - FreeBSD Kernel - 61 Comments

PulseAudio Gains Greater FreeBSD Compatibility

As some other interesting open-source audio news this week besides PulseAudio now supporting the systemd journal is that Lennart Poettering's sound server is continuing to be better supported on FreeBSD.
22 December 2013 - PulseAudio FreeBSD - 10 Comments

Apple's OS X Launchd Being Ported To FreeBSD

There is new work within the FreeBSD camp to port Apple's launchd from OS X to non-Darwin systems.
18 December 2013 - Open Launch D - 70 Comments

FreeBSD 10.0 RC2 Brings Radeon KMS Fixes

The second release candidate to FreeBSD 10.0 is now available and with it comes Radeon KMS graphics driver bug-fixes and other cleaned-up and fixed code.
16 December 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0 RC2

FreeBSD 10.0 RC1 Arrives With Driver Updates

Just shy of a week since the release of FreeBSD 10.0 Beta 4, the first release candidate for this delayed operating system update is now available.
9 December 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0

A Roadmap For FreeBSD Graphics Support

The latest FreeBSD code (for 10.0) supports not only Intel KMS but also the open-source AMD Radeon driver ported from the Linux kernel. This Intel/Radeon KMS support has since trickled into DragonFlyBSD and other BSD platforms. However, not all is up to par when it comes to graphics support on FreeBSD. Here'a a road-map and test matrix with some other items still on the BSD developers' agenda.
5 December 2013 - FreeBSD Graphics

HAMMER2 File-System Gets Stabilization Improvements

HAMMER2 file-system improvements have landed hot on the heels of the exciting DragonFlyBSD 3.6 release.
4 December 2013 - DragonFlyBSD HAMMER2 - 6 Comments

PC-BSD 10 To Ship GNOME 3, Mate, Cinnamon

Besides FreeBSD 10.0 Beta 4 being out, so is the latest update to the FreeBSD-derived PC-BSD operating system. Besides being based off the FreeBSD 10.0 packages and features, interesting about this PC-BSD update is the GNOME 2 desktop has finally been replaced by GNOME 3, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop alternatives.
3 December 2013 - FreeBSD Derived - 8 Comments

FreeBSD 10.0 Beta 4 Has Surfaced

The final beta build ahead of the long-awaited and delayed FreeBSD 10.0 has now been made available.
3 December 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0

Bitrig Is Still Around, But Without An Official Release

Last year I wrote about OpenBSD being forked as Bitrig, a new BSD operating system. It's been a year and a half since the project's inception but there still isn't an official release, except there are development snapshots and there is still development work happening.
2 December 2013 - Bitrig BSD - 30 Comments

It Doesn't Look Like FreeBSD 10 Will Ship This Year

FreeBSD 10.0 was originally slated to ship as stable in November, but that didn't happen and now it doesn't look like this major BSD operating system update will be ready to ship until sometime in 2014.
30 November 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0

DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Does Intel/AMD KMS, DPorts, Better SMP

DragonFlyBSD 3.6 is out today and it's an extremely exciting release for the BSD operating system!
25 November 2013 - DragonFlyBSD 3.6 - 16 Comments

FreeBSD Is Getting Into The Magazine Business

The FreeBSD Foundation is sponsoring a new FreeBSD Journal publication that's about to begin publishing bi-monthly issues concerning BSD.
23 November 2013 - FreeBSD Journal - 4 Comments

FreeBSD 10.0 Is Still Running Behind Schedule

There were plans originally to ship FreeBSD 10.0 as stable in November, but that isn't going to happen. It's not even clear if FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE will be ready to ship before the end of the calendar year, but at least progress is being made and when the release does happen there's a great number of new features.
19 November 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 9 Comments

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