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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
The latest beta release of FreeBSD 10.0 is now available for testing.
5 November 2013 - FreeBSD 10
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
After being challenged by days and while FreeBSD 10.0 is up to Alpha 4, the FreeBSD Foundation and its developers released FreeBSD 9.2 today as stable.
30 September 2013 - FreeBSD 9.2 - 3 Comments
While we're still awaiting the release of FreeBSD 9.2, FreeBSD 10.0 is now up to its fourth alpha release.
30 September 2013 - FreeBSD 10 A4 - 8 Comments
With FreeBSD 9.2 being anticipated for release soon, the GhostBSD distro is out with their 3.5 release candidate that's based upon the upstream FreeBSD.
22 September 2013 - GhostBSD 3.5 RC1
While FreeBSD 9.2 hasn't even been released yet, the first alpha development release of FreeBSD 10.0 is now available.
14 September 2013 - FreeBSD 10 Alpha - 5 Comments
For those DragonFlyBSD desktop users, in the latest development kernel the DRM graphics driver code was just pulled in sync with FreeBSD.
14 September 2013 - DragonFlyBSD
The release of FreeBSD 9.2 was supposed to happen by the end of August, but instead we're now up to the fourth release candidate.
13 September 2013 - FreeBSD 9.2 - 3 Comments
As of last week, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is no longer being compiled by default as part of the FreeBSD base system.
11 September 2013 - FreeBSD GCC Dead - 46 Comments
The release of FreeBSD 9.2 is running a few days behind schedule, but released on Monday was 9.2-RC3, which is expected to be the final release candidate for this next FreeBSD update before being officially tagged.
27 August 2013 - FreeBSD 9.2
We now know for sure that FreeBSD 10.0 will ship with a kernel mode-setting driver for supporting open-source AMD Radeon graphics with its Gallium3D driver being supported for 3D acceleration.
19 August 2013 - Radeon KMS - 9 Comments
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