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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

What FreeBSD Achieved In Q3'2011

Here's a look at what the FreeBSD project managed to achieve during the third quarter, from July through September. There's a few noteworthy items.
8 November 2011 - FreeBSD Status - 5 Comments

OpenBSD 5.0 Released With Many Improvements

OpenBSD 5.0 has been officially released with a number of improvements to this popular BSD operating system.
1 November 2011 - OpenBSD 5.0 - 5 Comments

FreeBSD 9.0 Has Weekend Release Candidate

The first FreeBSD 9.0 release candidate was made available on Saturday night.
23 October 2011 - It's Here

DragonflyBSD Sees Huge Multi-Core Speed Boosts

If you're a user of DragonflyBSD, the next release of this popular BSD operating system is about to see huge performance improvements in its kernel if you're using a multi-core/processor system.
20 October 2011 - Improvements - 5 Comments

FreeBSD 9.0 Is Now Planned For November

After being challenged by some delays, FreeBSD 9.0 is now planned for an official release in November.
10 October 2011 - New Build - 3 Comments

FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 3 Released

The FreeBSD community has released a third beta of their forthcoming FreeBSD 9.0 operating system.
29 September 2011 - New Beta - 2 Comments

FreeBSD Progresses With ZFS, Intel DRM, LLVM/Clang

There's a new FreeBSD quarterly status report available. This status report provides a concise, public update on the FreeBSD project. Among the work this past quarter has been updating the ZFS file-system, the Intel kernel DRM GPU driver progressing, and the LLVM/Clang compiler is maturing rapidly.
14 September 2011 - News - 1 Comment

The New Installer Of FreeBSD 9.0

FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 2 was officially released yesterday, about one month's late, but it comes with several new features. One of the new features to FreeBSD 9.0 is a new installer (pc-sysinstall) for this BSD operating system, which the developers have requested that it be put through its paces.
8 September 2011 - Testing - 3 Comments

FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 2 Released; Needs Installer Testing

The first beta of FreeBSD 9.0 was released more than one month ago, but today it's been replaced by FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 2. The FreeBSD crew has announced the beta two release and have requested users, in particular, try out the new FreeBSD 9.0 installer.
7 September 2011 - New Release

The Sad State Of GPU Drivers For BSD, Solaris

Yesterday a discussion arose on the mailing list about killing off all the old Mesa drivers. These old drivers aren't actively maintained, support vintage graphics processors, and aren't updated to support new Mesa functionality. They're now also getting in the way as Intel and other developers work to clean up the core of Mesa as they bolster this open-source graphics library for the future. There's also some implications for BSD and Solaris users by this move to clean-up Mesa.
25 August 2011 - Sad Indeed - 40 Comments

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Receives Many Improvements

Debian GNU/Hurd isn't the only Debian GNU/Linux alternative receiving lots of love these days, but Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is being improved as well. Following the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD spin reaching a release status with 6.0, a number of enhancements have been made recently to this operating system that combines the Debian GNU user-land with the FreeBSD kernel.
4 August 2011 - Looking Good - 1 Comment

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