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PC-BSD, the popular desktop FreeBSD-based operating system that's rather friendly towards conventional end-users, has now become a rolling release platform.
4 March 2013 - PC-BSD - 45 Comments
When it comes to kernel mode-setting and open-source graphics drivers, the BSD operating system with the best support is presently FreeBSD. For those, however, using NetBSD, improvements are forthcoming with an investment by the NetBSD Foundation.
27 February 2013 - BSD DRM - 2 Comments
The first release candidate of NetBSD 6.1 is now available and it will bring several new features to the forefront for this BSD operating system.
23 February 2013 - NetBSD 6.1 - 2 Comments
Jean-Sébastien Pédron has started a project to implement up-to-date support for AMD GPUs in FreeBSD.
20 February 2013 - Radeon KMS BSD - 6 Comments
Support for the Lua scripting language is being added to the NetBSD kernel so that it's possible to interact with the BSD kernel's various subsystems using this popular scripting language. With a Lua interpreter being added to the kernel, it's even possible to extend the kernel's subsystems in this scripting language.
14 February 2013 - Lua In NetBSD - 18 Comments
BHyVe is a legacy-free hypervisor being developed by FreeBSD developers that was recently merged into mainline to be part of the FreeBSD 10.0 release. The BHyVe virtualization hypervisor relies upon Intel VT-x and already has several interesting features as it aims to be truly legacy-free, high-performance, while being contained within a very small footprint.
10 February 2013 - BHyVe - 50 Comments
FreeBSD developers are working on enabling support for the C11 and C++11 programming language standards within their operating system.
9 February 2013 - Programming Languages - 2 Comments
While there's plenty of code pouring into the Linux world for bettering open-source graphics drivers from desktop graphics cards to ARM SoCs, in the *BSD world they are struggling with their graphics driver support. Matthieu Herrb gave a presentation on the (rather poor) state of graphics on Unix-like platforms outside of Linux.
8 February 2013 - Problematic - 114 Comments
New features and other enhancements for the performance benchmarking of *BSD operating systems have been committed with the forthcoming release of Forsand.
30 January 2013 - BSD Benchmarks - 2 Comments
NetBSD developers have announced the release of pkgsrc-2012Q4, the latest quarterly release of the package management system used by many BSD operating systems and other Unix-like platforms. This latest release also marks fifteen years that this open-source "package source" program has been around.
12 January 2013 - pkgsrc-2012Q4 - 3 Comments
While Linux continues to move along quite briskly on ARM hardware support and already has 64-bit ARM AArch64 support, that's not the case in the BSD world. With FreeBSD, they're still working on bringing up ARMv6 support and pulling in support for the different ARM SoCs/boards.
1 January 2013 - ARMv6 - 2 Comments
While it's arriving late, FreeBSD 9.1 has been officially released just in time for 2013.
31 December 2012 - FreeBSD 9.1 - 20 Comments
For those of you currently on NetBSD 6.0 or are using NetBSD 5.x as your operating system but have been wanting a reason to upgrade, the first NetBSD 6.0.x point release has surfaced.
27 December 2012 - NetBSD 6.0.1 - 12 Comments
Yesterday I shared the latest round of BSD vs. Linux vs. Solaris performance benchmarks for a variety of workloads. In this article today are a couple extra results that happened during this recent performance testing on the Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition.
12 December 2012 - CPU Benchmarks - 11 Comments
It's currently unknown when FreeBSD 9.1 will be officially released.
10 December 2012 - Release Date Unknown - 28 Comments
After knowing it was coming for some time, and nearly two months after the NetBSD 6.0 release, NetBSD 5.2 is now available.
3 December 2012 - NetBSD 5.2
While FreeBSD 9.1 is running behind schedule, one of the exciting additions to this forthcoming BSD operating system is finally debuting Intel kernel mode-setting on FreeBSD support.
18 November 2012 - FreeBSD 9.1 - 2 Comments
Two servers part of the FreeBSD.org cluster were intruded upon last week.
17 November 2012 - FreeBSD.org - 19 Comments
NetBSD 6.0 was released last month with better multi-core/SMP support, the experimental CHFS file-system for flash devices, and other worthwhile enhancements. However, for those not yet ready to jump from NetBSD 5.x to NetBSD 6.0, there is a NetBSD 5.2 release on approach.
16 November 2012 - NetBSD
There's a call for unification of the four largest *BSD operating systems in a move to create a "unified BSD" with the best features in order to better compete with GNU/Linux.
13 November 2012 - A Call For Unification - 86 Comments
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