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Netflix Continues Experiencing Great Performance In Using FreeBSD For Their CDN

It's been a love affair going on for years, but should you not already know, Netflix has long been leveraging FreeBSD as part of its in-house content delivery network (CDN) for serving its millions of users with on-demand video. This weekend at FOSDEM, Jonathan Looney of the company talked about their usage of FreeBSD.

2 February 2019 - Netflix + FreeBSD 2019 - 67 Comments
Wayland Support On The BSDs Continuing To Improve

While Wayland was designed on and for Linux systems, the BSD support for Wayland and the various compositors has continued improving particularly over the past year or so but it's still a lengthy journey.

21 January 2019 - Wayland + BSDs - 6 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Continues Gutting Its i386 Code

The DragonFlyBSD operating system dropped its i386 install support back in 2014 with DragonFlyBSD 4.0 and since then has been focused on x86_64-only. Over the past two years or so they have gutted much of their i386-specific code from their kernel that is no longer needed for today's modern processors while over the weekend they got back to doing some more of that cleansing.

13 January 2019 - DragonFlyBSD i386 - 18 Comments
GhostBSD 18.12 Released As A Polished FreeBSD OS With MATE Desktop

GhostBSD 18.12 was released on New Year's Eve as the latest version of this FreeBSD-derived operating system that focuses on delivering a good BSD desktop experience aside from manually installing FreeBSD or any other *BSD and having to manually setup a graphical environment and desktop of your choosing.

1 January 2019 - GhostBSD 18.12 - 7 Comments
NetBSD Working On Better LLVM Toolchain Support

While a number of BSDs already have great LLVM toolchain support and are generally quite fond of this liberally licensed compiler alternative to GCC, the NetBSD support has lagged behind a bit for LLVM but that is continuing to improve.

30 December 2018 - NetBSD + LLVM - 2 Comments
OpenBSD Security, DragonFly + Threadripper, TrueOS Topped Out BSD News This Year

For those not following the BSD operating systems on a daily basis, here is a look back at the biggest highlights in the BSD land for 2018 ranging from OpenBSD's continued security conscious decisions, NetBSD 8.0 bringing USB 3.0 and other hardware support improvements, DragonFlyBSD running great on Threadripper 2, FreeBSD 12.0 making its highly anticipated debut, and much more.

30 December 2018 - BSD 2018 - Add A Comment
HAMMER2 File-System Performance On DragonFlyBSD 5.4.1

With the newly released DragonFlyBSD 5.4.1 having a lot of HAMMER2 file-system work on top of all of the changes introduced by DragonFlyBSD 5.4 at the start of December, here is a fresh look at the HAMMER versus HAMMER2 file-system performance on this BSD operating system.

27 December 2018 - DragonFlyBSD 5.4 + HAMMER2 - 14 Comments
DragonFlyBSD 5.5 Development Opens Up

With DragonFlyBSD 5.4 releasing in the days ahead, its code has been branched while now open on Git master is the DragonFlyBSD 5.5 development tree.

23 November 2018 - DragonFlyBSD 5.5 - 1 Comment
Intel Making Improvements On FreeBSD Power Management

After working on the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver for nearly a decade, Ben Widawsky of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center shifted roles to focus on Intel enablement for FreeBSD. In this role over the past several months he has been focusing on FreeBSD power management improvements for Intel hardware.

22 November 2018 - Intel Hardware + FreeBSD - 17 Comments

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