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NetBSD Continues Long Overdue Push To Modernize Their WiFi Drivers

Started back in 2018 was an effort by the NetBSD project to update their operating system WiFi drivers by re-syncing more code from FreeBSD and making various improvements. Three years later the work has yet to be merged but after stalling for some time is back to being worked on by interested developers.

26 August 2021 - Updated WiFi - 12 Comments
helloSystem 0.5 Released For macOS-Inspired FreeBSD Desktop

One of the most promising BSD-based desktop distributions in recent times has been helloSystem that wants to be the macOS of BSDs with a polished desktop experience. helloSystem has been making good progress towards their goals in recent months and this weekend now issued version 0.5.

12 June 2021 - helloSystem 0.5 - 43 Comments
DragonFlyBSD 6.0 To Be Released Soon

It's been over one year already since the debut of DragonFlyBSD 5.8 while fortunately DragonFlyBSD 6.0 will be here soon for this popular BSD operating system.

20 April 2021 - DragonFlyBSD 6.0 - 10 Comments
Running Steam's Linux Build On FreeBSD Is Becoming Increasingly Capable For Gaming

For many years it's been possible to run Linux games on FreeBSD along with other Linux applications thanks to FreeBSD's "Linuxulator" Linux binary compatibility layer. With that more recently it's becoming possible to run even more recent games thanks to improvements to FreeBSD's graphics drivers, the Linux binary compatibility code, and other FreeBSD improvements -- Steam is even working out for more titles.

7 April 2021 - Steam On Linux On FreeBSD - 9 Comments
FreeBSD 13.0-RC5 Released Due To Lingering Bugs

FreeBSD 13.0 was supposed to be out by the end of March but a bumpy past few weeks has led to extra release candidates. Out this weekend is FreeBSD 13.0-RC5 for what might now be the final test release.

3 April 2021 - FreeBSD 13.0 - 10 Comments
New & Much Improved WireGuard Implementation Comes To FreeBSD

Towards the end of last year FreeBSD imported a WireGuard kernel module. That initial WireGuard port to FreeBSD was found to be of poor code quality and made without much involvement from upstream WireGuard developers. That FreeBSD WireGuard kernel code is now in the process of being replaced by a much better implementation.

15 March 2021 - Better WireGuard - 6 Comments
helloSystem Releases New ISOs For This macOS-Inspired BSD Desktop OS

There has been a lot of attention on helloSystem this week as a macOS-inspired operating system built atop FreeBSD with an emphasis on providing a polished desktop experience. Since we highlighting the FOSDEM presentation about it, there has been a lot of coverage on helloSystem and this weekend marks a new experimental ISO release.

14 February 2021 - helloSystem - 12 Comments
helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience

While it was a sad blow when PC-BSD/TrueOS stopped pursuing its desktop ambitions as what was arguably the leading BSD desktop operating system out there with a nice end-user experience, since then we have seen efforts like MidnightBSD, GhostBSD, and others fill the avoid with continuing to enhance the out-of-the-box BSD desktop system. A new entrant that is quite interesting is helloSystem that aims to be a "macOS of BSDs" for a polished desktop experience.

9 February 2021 - helloSystem - 80 Comments

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