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off the FreeBSD 10.0 packages and features, interesting about this PC-BSD update is the GNOME 2 desktop has finally been replaced by GNOME 3, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop alternatives.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

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

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