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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

FreeBSD.org Has Been Penetrated

Two servers part of the FreeBSD.org cluster were intruded upon last week.
17 November 2012 - FreeBSD.org - 19 Comments

NetBSD 5.2 Release Is On Approach

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

Should There Be A Unified BSD Operating System?

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

DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1 Battles Against Linux For Speed

The much-anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 3.2 is now available as it enhances its performance to better compete with Linux in multi-core environments.
3 November 2012 - DragonFlyBSD 3.2 - 27 Comments

OpenBSD 5.2 Released

OpenBSD 5.2 was released today with an assortment of improvements.
1 November 2012 - OpenBSD 5.2

NetBSD 6.0 Released Bringing Major Changes

NetBSD 6.0 was officially released today as the fourteenth major release of the BSD operating system. NetBSD 6.0 brings better multi-core SMP support, new drivers, and more.
17 October 2012 - NetBSD 6.0 - 6 Comments

DragonFlyBSD Improves Performance Against Linux

Benchmarks coming out of the BSD camp are showing that the soon-to-be-released DragonFlyBSD 3.2 is almost as fast as Scientific Linux (RHEL) 6.2 in at least one real-world workload.
13 October 2012 - In At Least Databases - 14 Comments

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