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NetBSD: Will It Stand As A Light Desktop?

Back in 2009 there was the announcement that there was going to be a new project out of the NetBSD camp aiming for am x86 NetBSD desktop system that would be fairly easy to use. It's been over three years and there hasn't been much work on the NetBSD desktop front, but now there comes word of a new NetBSD "light desktop" effort inspired by the LXDE Ubuntu derivative.
3 June 2012 - NetBSD Light - 13 Comments

Reasons Why You Should Not Use FreeBSD

After a few days ago sharing a list of why you should use FreeBSD as said by FreeBSD developers and community members who use the BSD operating system, here's a list of reasons for why not to use FreeBSD or missing functionality.
2 June 2012 - A List - 89 Comments

Why Should You Use FreeBSD? Here's Some Reasons

FreeBSD is wondering why are you using FreeBSD.
31 May 2012 - Promotional Material - 112 Comments

NetBSD 6.0 Is On Approach With New Features

After going into beta in March, the second and final beta release of NetBSD 6.0 is now available.
28 May 2012 - NetBSD 6 - 35 Comments

Libc++ Has Landed

The LLVM-spawned libc++ standard C++ library has now landed within FreeBSD.
24 May 2012 - LLVM libc++ - 1 Comment

FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

As indicated by the Q1-2012 FreeBSD Status Report, LLVM's Clang compiler is quickly replacing GCC for this popular BSD operating system. The developers are also making much progress in a GNU-free C++11 stack. For FreeBSD 10 they're aiming for Clang as the default C/C++ compiler, deprecate GCC, and to have a BSD-licensed C++ stack.
12 May 2012 - Clang Compiler - 93 Comments

FreeBSD Achieved A Lot In Q1'2012

For the first three months of the 2012 calendar year, the FreeBSD project achieved a lot when it came to advancing their open operating system. Here's some of the interesting highlights from their quarterly status report.
12 May 2012 - Quarterly Report - 3 Comments

OpenBSD 5.1 Released

Six months after OpenBSD 5.0 was released, OpenBSD 5.1 is now available with a modest number of changes.
1 May 2012 - OpenBSD 5.1 - 121 Comments

Debian kFreeBSD vs. Debian Linux vs. FreeBSD 9

Here are some benchmarks comparing Debian GNU/kFreeBSD with the new 9.0 kernel, Debian GNU/Linux with the Linux 3.2 kernel, and FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.0.
10 April 2012 - Benchmarks - 6 Comments

NetBSD 6.0 Moves Close With Beta Release

Just weeks after DragonflyBSD hit version 3.0, the NetBSD community has announced its 6.0 beta. NetBSD 6.0 brings forward several new features to this BSD camp.
13 March 2012 - NetBSD 6.0 - 2 Comments

DragonflyBSD 3.0 Performance Benchmarks

Near the end of February marked the release of DragonflyBSD 3.0 with multi-core speed boosts and other improvements, but how does this correlate to performance improvements in our usual open-source benchmarks?
13 March 2012 - DragonflyBSD 3.0 - 2 Comments

FUSE For FreeBSD Nearing Completion

The FUSE kernel module for the FreeBSD kernel to support file-systems in user-space is -- finally -- nearing completion.
10 March 2012 - FUSE4BSD - 10 Comments

DragonflyBSD Developing The HAMMER2 File-System

While it's not part of this week's DragonflyBSD 3.0 release, Matthew Dillon is currently designing the HAMMER2 file-system to succeed his original HAMMER creation in Dragonfly.
25 February 2012 - Dragonfly - 3 Comments

DragonFlyBSD 3.0 Released With Multi-Core Boosts

DragonflyBSD 3.0 was released today with major performance improvements for multi-core systems thanks to the recent VM SMP work, plus file-system performance improvements for HAMMER, and many other changes.
22 February 2012 - VM SMP Work - 4 Comments

KMS For FreeBSD Is Still A Work In Progress

FreeBSD still lacks mainline support for kernel mode-setting (KMS) on modern hardware, but at least it's still being worked on.
5 February 2012 - Intel KMS - 2 Comments

FreeBSD Made Much Progress Last Quarter

The FreeBSD project has published their quarterly report outlining some of the advancements made by this leading BSD operating system in the last quarter of 2011. A lot of progress was made, but still there's some work left to be accomplished.
31 January 2012 - Q4'2011

FreeBSD 9.0 Arrives w/ DTrace, Clang, ZFS Updates

After multiple delays spanning several months, FreeBSD 9.0 is being officially released today. While it comes late, at least there's many significant improvements.
12 January 2012 - At Long Last - 7 Comments

UFS vs. ZFS File-System Performance On FreeBSD 9.0

Back in January I posted some ZFS, HAMMER, and Btrfs file-system benchmarks and in July of last year FreeBSD ZFS benchmarks, but for those wanting a new look at the ZFS file-system under FreeBSD 9.0, here are some updated numbers.
12 December 2011 - Benchmarks - 3 Comments

FreeBSD 9.0 May Just Be One Week Away

After more delays, FreeBSD 9.0 RC3 was finally announced last night. Fortunately, it looks like the final builds of FreeBSD 9.0 may begin next week.
9 December 2011 - FreeBSD 9.0

FreeBSD 9.0 RC2 Arrives Late, Pushes Back Final

The good news: FreeBSD 9.0 RC2 is now available. The bad news with that announcement: FreeBSD 9.0 RC2 is late, which also means the third (and last) release candidate has been pushed back along with the final release. Hopefully FreeBSD 9.0 will arrive in time for Christmas.
17 November 2011 - It's Here - 72 Comments

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