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An Easy Way To Try Out FreeBSD 10

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

Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

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 Released

NetBSD 6.0 RC1 is now available for this BSD alternative to FreeBSD.
31 August 2012 - NetBSD - 1 Comment

FreeBSD Struggles To Gain UEFI Boot Support

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

FreeBSD 9.1 RC1 Finally Surfaced This Week

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

Apple's Dominative LLVM, Clang Statistics

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

GNOME 3.x Shell Isn't Yet Primed For FreeBSD

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

Features Coming For FreeBSD 10

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

The State Of Gentoo FreeBSD: Gentoo Sans Linux

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

DragonflyBSD 3.0 vs. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Wheezy

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

Intel Ivy Bridge Borked On FreeBSD, Debian BSD

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

OpenBSD Is Now Forked As Bitrig

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

Netflix Open Connect Network: FreeBSD, Not Linux

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

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

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