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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off the FreeBSD 10.0 packages and features, interesting about this PC-BSD update is the GNOME 2 desktop has finally been replaced by GNOME 3, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop alternatives.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

The State Of FreeBSD's Bhyve Virtualization

This week in California was a one-day FreeBSD Vendor Summit and during the event was an update on the Bhyve virtualization hypervisor that is playing an important role in FreeBSD 10.0.
9 November 2013 - Bhyve

GhostBSD 3.5 Supports Xfce 4.10, MATE 1.6, LXDE

While PC-BSD is a terrific desktop incarnation of FreeBSD, it's mostly focused around the KDE desktop. In the event you happen to be looking for a BSD platform to run underneath the Xfce 4.10 desktop, the MATE 1.6 fork of the GNOME2 packages, or the LXDE desktop environment, GhostBSD is another alternative that's powered by FreeBSD.
7 November 2013 - GhostBSD

FreeBSD 10.0 Beta 3 Released

The latest beta release of FreeBSD 10.0 is now available for testing.
5 November 2013 - FreeBSD 10

OpenBSD 5.4 Has New Hardware Support, Intel DRM

OpenBSD 5.4 was released this morning to kick off the round of open-source operating systems updating for November. OpenBSD 5.4 brings new and improved hardware support, including finally supporting the TI OMAP3/OMAP4 ARM SoCs and updating the Linux-ported Intel DRM graphics driver.
1 November 2013 - OpenBSD 5.4

FreeBSD 10.0 Now Available In Beta 2 Form

The second beta release for the FreeBSD 10.0 operating system release was delayed but made available Monday afternoon.
28 October 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 1 Comment

Arch BSD Is Still Around & Keeping It Simple

At the beginning of the year I wrote about a new project, Arch BSD, that aims to have Arch Linux powered atop the FreeBSD kernel. Arch BSD strives to be a lightweight and flexible BSD distribution that tries to "Keep It Simple" and nearly one year later the project is still kicking.
24 October 2013 - Arch BSD - 36 Comments

NetBSD Is Soon Importing LLVM's Clang Compiler

Following in the ways of FreeBSD, the NetBSD operating system is soon going to be importing LLVM and the Clang C/C++ compiler for use on their platform.
19 October 2013 - Clang - 3 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Kernel Gets Major SMP Improvements

The latest multi-threading improvements to the DragonFlyBSD kernel involve reducing SMP contention for allowing the BSD operating system to better utilize large multi-core systems.
17 October 2013 - DragonFlyBSD - 17 Comments

FreeBSD 10.0 Now In Beta With Faster ZFS LZJB

FreeBSD 10.0 has been in alpha for just one month but announced today is the first beta of the forthcoming FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE.
14 October 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0

DragonFlyBSD Pulls In FreeBSD's AMD Radeon Driver

In late August an open-source AMD Radeon KMS graphics driver was added to FreeBSD after being ported over from the Linux kernel; this new Radeon KMS driver will be a feature of FreeBSD 10.0. DragonFlyBSD developers have now in turn ported the FreeBSD Radeon graphics driver to their BSD distribution.
9 October 2013 - DragonFlyBSD - 2 Comments

FreeBSD Drops BIND, GNU AR From Base System

FreeBSD 10.0 is coming and it's coming on fast. One week after FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 with its heavy changes, the fifth alpha release is now available. Interestingly this release demotes several packages from the FreeBSD base system.
8 October 2013 - FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 5

PC-BSD 9.2 Is An Exciting Upgrade

One week after the FreeBSD 9.2 release that brought ZFS TRIM and LZ4 compression support, updates to DTrace, and kernel changes, there's now the release of PC-BSD 9.2. This release is quite exciting as besides pulling in the FreeBSD 9.2 packages the desktop-friendly operating system has some new changes of its own.
7 October 2013 - PC-BSD 9.2 - 2 Comments

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