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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

FreeBSD 9.2 Brings ZFS TRIM, ZFS LZ4, Updated DTrace

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

FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 Plays With LLDB, Xen PVHVM

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

GhostBSD 3.5 Supports LXDE, MATE, Openbox & Xfce

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

FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

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

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its DRM Code Against FreeBSD

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

FreeBSD 9.2 Is Behind Schedule, RC4 Released

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

FreeBSD Is No Longer Building GCC By Default

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

FreeBSD Issues Its Final 9.2 Release Candidate

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

AMD Radeon Driver Support To Land In FreeBSD 10.0

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

FreeBSD 9.2-RC2 Carries Some Regression Fixes

For those looking forward to the release of FreeBSD 9.2 that's expected to happen later in the month, the second release candidate is now available.
17 August 2013 - FreeBSD 9.2-RC2

JabirOS: A Former Ubuntu OS Turned FreeBSD

A developer behind JabirOS has written into Phoronix to announce their new FreeBSD-derived project. Formerly JabirOS was based upon Ubuntu.
16 August 2013 - JabirOS - 20 Comments

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