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FreeBSD Made Much Progress On Drivers, ARM, Etc

The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their quarterly status report for Q4'2013 that covers the work they've done on improving FreeBSD drivers, virtualization advancements, desktop improvements, and other enhancements within this leading BSD world.

25 January 2014 - Q4'2013 Update - Add A Comment
PC-BSD 10.0 RC4 Is Close Step Away From Final Release

PC-BSD 10.0 RC4 is now available as one of the near-final releases of this major FreeBSD-derived operating system that is landing a new text-based installer, UEFI loader support, GNOME 3 / MATE / CInnamon desktops, and is shipping with all major FreeBSD 10.0 features.

16 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 7 Comments
OpenBSD Foundation At Risk Of Shutting Down

The OpenBSD Foundation is running into a situation of lack of funding to the point that they can't even cover their electricity costs and may be forced to suspend or reduce their operations without additional help.

15 January 2014 - OpenBSD Foundation - 140 Comments
FreeBSD 10.0-RC5 Ends Up Being Declared

While FreeBSD 10.0-RC4 was released last week and it was the last anticipated version before the already delayed final FreeBSD 10.0 release, an RC5 version ended up being warranted today.

9 January 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 RC5 - 5 Comments
KMS Drivers Break The Console In FreeBSD 10

While FreeBSD 10.0 is exciting for finally having an AMD Radeon DRM/KMS driver as one of the major features of the new OS, the quality isn't yet on par with the open-source graphics support found on Linux from where the code was originally ported.

6 January 2014 - Radeon DRM Driver - 9 Comments
The 10 Best Features Of FreeBSD 10.0

With a bit of luck FreeBSD 10.0 will be released in the next few days so here's a look at the arguably ten best features of this next major BSD operating system release.

5 January 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 1 Comment
PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 Pulls In More Changes

After the FreeBSD 10.0 RC3 release earlier in the day, PC-BSD is out with their 10.0 RC2 release as well. PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 pulls in upstream FreeBSD 10.0 changes plus other work of their own as well.

26 December 2013 - PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 - Add A Comment
The PlayStation 4 Does Use The FreeBSD Kernel, Mono

In the forum discussion from yesterday's article about Sony using the LLVM/Clang compiler for the PlayStation 4 with its game development kit, some readers questioned whether the PlayStation 4 was really powered by FreeBSD. FreeBSD can be found on the PlayStation 4 along with Mono and other open-source components.

25 December 2013 - FreeBSD Kernel - 61 Comments
PulseAudio Gains Greater FreeBSD Compatibility

As some other interesting open-source audio news this week besides PulseAudio now supporting the systemd journal is that Lennart Poettering's sound server is continuing to be better supported on FreeBSD.

22 December 2013 - PulseAudio FreeBSD - 10 Comments
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 - Add A Comment
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
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 - 31 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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment

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