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Intel KMS/DRM Driver Readied For OpenBSD

BSDs have struggled with their graphics drivers for years but at least the situation is slowly improving.
18 March 2013 - Intel KMS - 15 Comments

GhostBSD 3.0 Lets You Relive GNOME 2 On BSD

GhostBSD 3.0 is a BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD. What sets this apart from FreeBSD and the KDE-based PC-BSD is that it's shipping with the GNOME 2.x desktop environment. Openbox and LXDE are also available for this BSD OS.
10 March 2013 - GhostBSD 3.0 - 33 Comments

FreeBSD Works On AMD KMS, BHyVe, Clang

The FreeBSD Q4'2012 status report has been issued to update its users and other stakeholders on the state of this BSD operating system.
6 March 2013 - FreeBSD Q4 Report - 13 Comments

PC-BSD Rolls Into A Rolling Release Distribution

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

NetBSD Is Paying For DRM With KMS/GEM

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

NetBSD 6.1 Readies New Features

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

AMD Radeon KMS Being Ported To FreeBSD

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

Lua Scripting Support Being Added To NetBSD Kernel

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: A New Hypervisor Coming To FreeBSD 10.0

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 Works On C11, C++11 Support

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

BSDs Struggle With Open-Source Graphics Drivers

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

Enhancing BSD Benchmarking With 4.4-Forsand

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

Pkgsrc 2012Q4 Released, Celebrates 15 Years

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

FreeBSD Moves Along On ARM Support

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

FreeBSD 9.1 Officially Released

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

NetBSD 6.0.1 Released, Brings Bug-Fixes

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

CPU Scaling On DragonFlyBSD, Ubuntu, CentOS/RHEL

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

The Grinch That Delayed FreeBSD 9.1

It's currently unknown when FreeBSD 9.1 will be officially released.
10 December 2012 - Release Date Unknown - 28 Comments

NetBSD 5.2 Brings Small Updates

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

What's Exciting About FreeBSD 9.1: Intel KMS

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

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