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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
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
A third release candidate of FreeBSD 9.1 had to be scheduled thereby pushing back the final release of this next FreeBSD release to the end of October.
10 October 2012 - FreeBSD 9.1 - 2 Comments
A new version of DragonFlyBSD 3.2 is expected by month's end and it will possess several new features.
9 October 2012 - DragonFlyBSD 3.2 - 14 Comments
FreeBSD developers are still working on bringing up ARM hardware support for various platforms so that it's in a similar state to Linux.
7 October 2012 - Coming Up
If you have been wanting to try out the FreeBSD 10-CURRENT operating system that's presently under development, there's now an easier way.
6 October 2012 - FreeBSD 10 - 2 Comments
A FreeBSD developer has carried out a series of performance tests to explore the impact that LLVM/Clang as the default FreeBSD compiler has on FreeBSD 10 in its current form. The Clang compiler performance was compared to GCC 4.2.1 and GCC 4.7.1. Clang mostly comes out ahead of GCC on FreeBSD.
5 September 2012 - Clang Benchmarks - 26 Comments
NetBSD 6.0 RC1 is now available for this BSD alternative to FreeBSD.
31 August 2012 - NetBSD - 1 Comment
While the Haiku OS had some successful GSoC projects this summer, not all of the FreeBSD summer projects sponsored by Google were a success.
28 August 2012 - UEFI Failure
For those that didn't see yet, FreeBSD 9.1 Release Candidate 1 was introduced into the world on Thursday.
26 August 2012 - FreeBSD 9.1 RC1 - 10 Comments
After sharing GCC development statistics yesterday for this Free Software Foundation code compiler that's amassed to over seven million lines of code in 25 years, here are some development stats surrounding LLVM and the Clang C/C++ compiler.
15 August 2012 - LLVM/Clang - 8 Comments
While the GNOME 3.x Shell is working its way around to most major Linux distributions, within the BSD world, it's still mostly a GNOME 2.30 world.
12 July 2012 - Buggy - 27 Comments
Here's a look at some of the planned features that are being worked on for the FreeBSD 10 release.
8 July 2012 - FreeBSD 10 - 63 Comments
To some surprise, Gentoo FreeBSD -- the port of Gentoo running with the FreeBSD kernel rather than the Linux kernel -- is progressing.
3 July 2012 - Gentoo BSD - 13 Comments
Continuing from the theme of the tests a few days back benchmarking Wheezy: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. Debian GNU/Linux, here are some new numbers. Here's some brief numbers concerning Debian GNU/kFreeBSD versus DragonflyBSD 3.0.2.
28 June 2012 - Results - 7 Comments
While Linux hardware drivers still have room for improvement, at least the Linux driver support for recent consumer hardware is still generally better off than FreeBSD.
22 June 2012 - Debian GNU/kFreeBSD - 4 Comments
There's a new fork out in the wild of OpenBSD. Bitrig, this latest OpenBSD fork, plans for some ambitious features.
12 June 2012 - New Fork - 33 Comments
This week Netflix announced their Open Connect Network as their own open CDN (Content Distribution Network), but rather than using Linux as the base for this open-source platform, they decided to use FreeBSD.
6 June 2012 - Netflix - 50 Comments
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
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
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