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Trying DragonFlyBSD & FreeBSD On The Intel Core i9...   Operating Systems   14 Nov 2018
Initial Benchmarks Of OpenBSD 6.4, DragonFlyBSD 5.3,...   Operating Systems   02 Nov 2018
DragonFlyBSD Continues Squeezing More Performance Out...   Operating Systems   17 Oct 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.3 Offering Some Performance...   Operating Systems   09 Oct 2018
FreeBSD & DragonFlyBSD Put Up A Strong Fight On...   Operating Systems   23 Aug 2018
Fresh Docker Linux Benchmarks For Summer 2018   Operating Systems   20 Jul 2018
Dell XPS 13: Windows 10 vs. Linux Distribution...   Operating Systems   17 Jul 2018
Windows Server 2016 vs. FreeBSD 11.2 vs. 8 Linux...   Operating Systems   13 Jul 2018
Intel Hyper Threading Performance With A Core i7 On...   Computers   20 Jun 2018
TrueOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD & DragonFlyBSD Against...   Operating Systems   04 Jun 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.3 Works Towards Performance...   Operating Systems   21 May 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, FreeBSD 11.1, Ubuntu...   Operating Systems   21 Apr 2018
A Look At The HAMMER2 File-System Performance With...   Storage   14 Apr 2018
Bringing Open-Source, Automated Benchmarks To Windows...   Software   08 Mar 2018
DragonFlyBSD's Meltdown Fix Causing More Slowdowns...   Operating Systems   07 Jan 2018
Running FreeBSD 12, TrueOS On AMD EPYC   Operating Systems   06 Dec 2017
The Latest In Our Massive Linux Benchmarking Setup -...   Computers   12 Nov 2017
Trying Out The BSDs & OpenIndiana On AMD EPYC +...   Operating Systems   10 Oct 2017
HAMMER2 Is Looking & Performing Good As The Future...   Operating Systems   13 Sep 2017
AMD EPYC 7601 + TYAN Transport SX TN70A-B8026 Arrives...   Computers   08 Sep 2017
Trying Out FreeBSD/TrueOS On The Xeon Scalable + Tyan...   Operating Systems   06 Sep 2017
Windows 10 WSL CPU Scaling Performance vs. Linux   Operating Systems   01 Aug 2017
Linux vs. BSD CPU Scaling Up To 20 Threads On The Core...   Operating Systems   28 Jul 2017
Benchmarks Of Solus vs. Other Linux Distributions...   Operating Systems   10 Apr 2017
Kicking Off April With An Eight-Way BSD/Linux...   Operating Systems   03 Apr 2017
Benchmarks & Trying Out DragonFlyBSD 4.8   Operating Systems   28 Mar 2017
Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 Released   Computers   07 Mar 2017
TrueOS & DragonFlyBSD Performance vs. Linux At The...   Operating Systems   26 Dec 2016
Linux Distributions vs. BSDs With netperf & iperf3...   Software   07 Dec 2016
FreeBSD 11.0 Comes Up Short In Ubuntu 16.04 vs. macOS...   Operating Systems   29 Sep 2016
MSI X99A Workstation Motherboard Runs Nicely On Linux   Motherboards   19 Sep 2016
TrueOS vs. DragonFlyBSD vs. GhostBSD vs. FreeBSD vs....   Operating Systems   10 Sep 2016
Trying Out Eight BSDs On A Modern PC: Some Are Smooth,...   Operating Systems   08 Sep 2016
LLVM Clang vs. GCC Compiler Benchmarks On FreeBSD 11.0   Software   27 Aug 2016
Benchmarks: 2 BSDs vs. 7 Linux Distributions   Operating Systems   18 Aug 2016
Early Benchmarks Of FreeBSD 11.0 vs. DragonFlyBSD 4.6...   Operating Systems   14 Aug 2016
DragonFlyBSD 4.6 vs. Linux Benchmarks   Operating Systems   06 Aug 2016
MSI C236A Workstation Is A Great Skylake Xeon...   Motherboards   13 Apr 2016
FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.3 vs. Linux Benchmarks   Operating Systems   08 Apr 2016
How Three BSD Operating Systems Compare To Ten Linux...   Operating Systems   15 Jan 2016
DragonFlyBSD 4.2 vs. Ubuntu 15.10 CPU Performance   Operating Systems   18 Oct 2015
FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.2 vs. Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   12 Oct 2015
The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management +...   Software   24 May 2015
PC-BSD 10.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Fedora 21 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   14 Jan 2015
CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC...   Computers   18 Oct 2014
Debian 8.0 Jessie Testing Against Updated Ubuntu Linux   Operating Systems   21 Jun 2014
Debian Testing: FreeBSD 10.0 vs. Linux 3.14 Kernels   Operating Systems   16 Jun 2014
Preview: Running The GNU/kFreeBSD Version Of Debian...   Operating Systems   06 Jun 2014
Phoronix Test Suite 5.2 Release Marks Six Years Of...   Software   05 Jun 2014
PC-BSD 10.0 vs. PC-BSD 9.2 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   23 Feb 2014
FreeBSD 10.0 Kernel Comes To Debian   Operating Systems   16 Dec 2013
Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 Expands Open-Source...   Software   13 Aug 2013
AMD Gallium3D & Catalyst Drivers Compete Against...   Display Drivers   02 Aug 2013
FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8   Operating Systems   31 Jul 2013
16-Way Linux OS Performance Comparison   Operating Systems   24 Jun 2013
11-Way Linux, BSD Platform Comparison   Operating Systems   11 Jun 2013
Eight-Way BSD & Linux OS Comparison   Operating Systems   27 May 2013
FreeBSD 9.1: LLVM/Clang Battling GCC   Operating Systems   07 Feb 2013
FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.1 Benchmarked Against Linux, Solaris,...   Operating Systems   19 Dec 2012
Debian Linux vs. Debian kFreeBSD With Squeeze &...   Operating Systems   12 Dec 2012
DragonFlyBSD, CentOS, Ubuntu, Solaris Benchmarks   Operating Systems   11 Dec 2012
DragonFlyBSD 3.2.1 vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance   Operating Systems   17 Nov 2012
Solaris 11 Struggles Against Linux Distributions   Operating Systems   13 Jul 2012
Debian: Squeeze vs. Wheezy On Linux And kFreeBSD   Operating Systems   11 Jul 2012
Intel Ivy Bridge On Linux Two-Month Redux   Processors   28 Jun 2012
Debian Wheezy GNU/kFreeBSD: Slower Than Linux   Operating Systems   25 Jun 2012
TitaniumGL: A Faster Multi-Platform Graphics Driver...   Display Drivers   09 Mar 2012
Debian: kFreeBSD 9.0 Kernel Competing Against Linux...   Operating Systems   05 Mar 2012
GhostBSD 2.5: A GNOME-ified FreeBSD 9.0   Operating Systems   23 Dec 2011
Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris i7-3960X Scaling Performance   Processors   19 Dec 2011
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Gets Ready For FreeBSD 9.0   Operating Systems   09 Dec 2011
First Look: FreeBSD 9.0 On Intel Sandy Bridge   Operating Systems   18 Nov 2011
FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than...   Operating Systems   07 Sep 2011
PathScale Open-Sources The EKOPath 4 Compiler Suite   Software   13 Jun 2011
Linux 2.6.38 Kernel Multi-Core Scaling   Software   06 Mar 2011
Making More Informed Linux Hardware Choices   Software   27 Feb 2011
Multi-Core, Multi-OS Scaling Performance   Operating Systems   21 Feb 2011
Can DragonFly's HAMMER Compete With Btrfs, ZFS?   Software   07 Jan 2011
Benchmarks Of AMD's Newest Gallium3D Driver   Display Drivers   22 Nov 2010
New Benchmarks Of OpenSolaris, BSD & Linux   Operating Systems   22 Nov 2010
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks With Its New Kernel   Operating Systems   18 Oct 2010
Nexenta 3.0 Benchmarked Against PC-BSD, OpenSolaris,...   Operating Systems   15 Sep 2010
Using Disk Compression With Btrfs To Enhance...   Software   28 Aug 2010
Native ZFS Is Coming To Linux Next Month   Software   27 Aug 2010
Apple's Enhanced OpenGL Stack Versus Linux   Operating Systems   25 Aug 2010
Btrfs, EXT4 & ZFS On A Solid-State Drive   Storage   09 Aug 2010
Benchmarking ZFS On FreeBSD vs. EXT4 & Btrfs On...   Software   27 Jul 2010
Running ZFS With CAM-based ATA On FreeBSD 8.1   Software   26 Jul 2010
Which Is Faster: Debian Linux or FreeBSD?   Operating Systems   23 Jul 2010
Benchmarks Of FreeBSD 8.1 RC2   Operating Systems   08 Jul 2010
Towards A Real Business Model For Open-Source Software   Software   29 Apr 2010
PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   05 Mar 2010
PC-BSD 8.0 Released For A Polished, Friendlier FreeBSD...   Operating Systems   23 Feb 2010
Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris...   Operating Systems   25 Jan 2010
Benchmarking Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD   Operating Systems   18 Jan 2010
The Phoronix Kernel Test Farm Is Alive   Software   01 Dec 2009
FreeBSD 8.0 Benchmarked Against Linux, OpenSolaris   Operating Systems   30 Nov 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.2 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   18 Nov 2009
Building A Benchmarking Test Farm With Phoromatic   Software   04 Nov 2009
Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 Enters Beta   Software   27 Oct 2009

BSD Linux News

FreeBSD 12.0-RC1 Released, Fixes Ryzen 2 Temperature...   BSD   18 Nov 2018
KDevelop 5.3 Released With Better C++, Python &...   KDE   14 Nov 2018
Systemd-Free, XBPS-Powered Void Linux Releases New...   Operating Systems   13 Nov 2018
FreeBSD 12.0 Beta 4 Released, Allows NVIDIA Driver To...   BSD   10 Nov 2018
FreeBSD 12.0 Faces A Minor Setback But Still Should Be...   BSD   08 Nov 2018
NVIDIA 415.13 Beta Linux Graphics Driver Released With...   NVIDIA   08 Nov 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.4 Milestone 2 Now Available For...   Phoronix Test Suite   05 Nov 2018
FreeBSD 12.0 Beta 3 Brings Bhyve Update, NUMA...   BSD   03 Nov 2018
SDL2 Nukes Its Mir Support With Wayland Compatibility...   Linux Gaming   03 Nov 2018
WebP Image Support Appears Ready For Firefox 65   Mozilla   01 Nov 2018
GhostBSD 18.10 Released, Built Off FreeBSD-Based...   BSD   01 Nov 2018
Haiku Operating System Gets Moving With Clang, Driver...   Operating Systems   01 Nov 2018
SDL 2.0.9 Released As The Latest Version For This...   Linux Gaming   31 Oct 2018
SDL2 Picks Up Support For KDE Server-Side Decorations   Linux Gaming   30 Oct 2018
FreeBSD Moves Ahead With Deprecating Some Of Their...   BSD   27 Oct 2018
Cross-Hyperthread Spectre V2 Mitigation Ready For...   Security   23 Oct 2018
FreeBSD 12.0 Now Available In Beta Form   BSD   20 Oct 2018
OpenBSD 6.4 Released - Disables SMT/HT By Default,...   BSD   18 Oct 2018
LLVM Still Proceeding With Their Code Relicensing   LLVM   17 Oct 2018
DragonFlyBSD Lands Another NUMA Optimization Helping...   BSD   15 Oct 2018
MidnightBSD 1.0 Is Ready To Shine With ZFS Support,...   BSD   12 Oct 2018
Asterisk 16.0 VoIP / PSTN PBX Open-Source Software...   Free Software   10 Oct 2018
FreeBSD Is Looking To Drop Many Of Its 10/100 Ethernet...   BSD   04 Oct 2018
Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Windows Server 2019...   Microsoft   02 Oct 2018
DAV1D: A New AV1 Video Decoder From The VideoLAN...   Multimedia   01 Oct 2018
Speck, Steam Play, RTX 2080 & Linux Kernel...   Phoronix   01 Oct 2018
Arcan 0.5.5 + Durden 0.5 Released - The Display Server...   Free Software   29 Sep 2018
Q3 Was Exciting For Linux Enthusiasts With...   Phoronix   28 Sep 2018
SDL2's OpenGL Renderer Now Provides Some State...   Linux Gaming   28 Sep 2018
SDL's 2D Render API Getting Improved With New Batching...   Linux Gaming   25 Sep 2018
Ubuntu 18.10's SDL2 Build Will Ship With Vulkan...   Ubuntu   20 Sep 2018
Valve Posts The Code To Their Moondust VR Demo   Valve   18 Sep 2018
Intel Releases New BSD-Licensed Open-Source Firmware...   Intel   14 Sep 2018
Libinput 1.12 Released With New Quirks System,...   Wayland   11 Sep 2018
A Look At The Features Coming With LLVM 7.0 &...   LLVM   10 Sep 2018
DOSBox 0.74-2 Released With Better Wine Compatibility,...   WINE   09 Sep 2018
The Final Development Release Of Phoronix Test Suite...   Phoronix Test Suite   07 Sep 2018
DragonFlyBSD Finally Defaulting To GCC 8 Compiler,...   BSD   06 Sep 2018
GNU GDB 8.2 Debugger Adds RISC-V ELF Target, Improves...   GNU   05 Sep 2018
GNOME 3.30 Ready For Release Today With Many New...   GNOME   05 Sep 2018
Libinput 1.12 RC3 Adds New Pointer Jump Detection For...   Wayland   04 Sep 2018
NetBSD 7.2 Released - Backports USB 3.0 Support,...   BSD   03 Sep 2018
A Look At DragonFlyBSD's Kernel Tuning Performance On...   BSD   31 Aug 2018
KDE4 Being Dropped From FreeBSD At The End Of The Year   BSD   31 Aug 2018
FreeBSD DRM Is Causing A Load Of In-Fighting This Week   BSD   26 Aug 2018
DragonFlyBSD Gets Performance Tuning For Threadripper...   BSD   23 Aug 2018
SDL2 Introducing Sensors API   Free Software   22 Aug 2018
DragonFlyBSD Now Runs On The Threadripper 2990WX,...   BSD   21 Aug 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.2 M2 Released With Offline...   Phoronix Test Suite   15 Aug 2018
The Linux Benchmarking Continues On The Threadripper...   AMD   15 Aug 2018
Libinput 1.12 RC2 Continues Working On Improving Linux...   Wayland   14 Aug 2018
FreeBSD 12.0 Alpha Hits The Web   BSD   14 Aug 2018
SDL2 Gets Better Support For Xbox / PS4 / Nintendo...   Linux Gaming   10 Aug 2018
NVIDIA 396.51 Linux Graphics Driver Released   NVIDIA   03 Aug 2018
Fresh GPU Benchmarks, Fedora Features & More...   Phoronix   31 Jul 2018
OPNsense 18.7 Released For FreeBSD 11 Powered Routers...   BSD   31 Jul 2018
Haiku OS Working On Updated Drivers From FreeBSD, GCC...   Operating Systems   30 Jul 2018
Libinput 1.12 Is Going To Be A Big Release For...   Wayland   30 Jul 2018
C++17 Filesystem Support Lands In LLVM's Libc++...   LLVM   29 Jul 2018
HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100056.1 Released   BSD   23 Jul 2018
NetBSD 8.0 Officially Released With USB3 Support,...   BSD   21 Jul 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.2 Milestone 1 Released For...   Phoronix Test Suite   21 Jul 2018
What Build System Should Qt 6 Use?   Qt   21 Jul 2018
NetBSD 8.0 Ready For Release With Spectre/Meltdown...   BSD   20 Jul 2018
DragonFly BSD Lead Developer Preaches The Blessing Of...   BSD   13 Jul 2018
OpenBSD Finally Has The Ability To Auto-Join WiFi...   BSD   12 Jul 2018
GLib 2.58 Is Looking Good With Portability...   GNOME   11 Jul 2018
FreeNAS 11.2 Beta Rolls Out With FreeBSD Bootloader,...   BSD   09 Jul 2018
Zstd 1.3.5 Released With Greater Dictionary...   Free Software   07 Jul 2018
Glibc Support For Statx Is Finally Under Review   GNU   04 Jul 2018
NetBSD 8.0 RC2 Released With Eager FPU Security Fix,...   BSD   02 Jul 2018
NetBSD Audio Improvements Are On The Way For Better...   BSD   01 Jul 2018
Windows Comparisons, Linux 4.18, Wine & Alternate...   Phoronix   01 Jul 2018
FreeBSD Kernel Patch Posted For Addressing Ryzen...   AMD   30 Jun 2018
US Senator Recommends Open-Source WireGuard To NIST...   Linux Kernel   30 Jun 2018
FreeBSD 11.2 Ready For Release With Spectre...   BSD   27 Jun 2018
OpenBenchmarking.org Crosses 32 Million Test/Suite...   Phoronix Test Suite   27 Jun 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.0.1 Released With Windows...   Phoronix Test Suite   26 Jun 2018
Workarounds To Get AMD Zen/Ryzen CPUs Running Solid On...   BSD   26 Jun 2018
SDL2 Wayland Now Supports XDG Shell's XDG_WM_Base   Wayland   25 Jun 2018
GTK+ 3.24 To Deliver Some New Features While Waiting...   GNOME   23 Jun 2018
OpenBSD Disabling SMT / Hyper Threading Due To...   Security   19 Jun 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2.2 Released To Fix The Lazy State...   BSD   18 Jun 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.0.1 Is Coming Next Week   Phoronix Test Suite   18 Jun 2018
FreeBSD 11.2-RC3 Released, Enables Eager FPU Context...   BSD   16 Jun 2018
Some Of The Early Ideas For Intel's New FreeBSD...   BSD   16 Jun 2018
CVE-2018-3665: Lazy State Save/Restore As The Latest...   Linux Kernel   13 Jun 2018
FreeBSD Lands Support For pNFS   BSD   13 Jun 2018
DragonFlyBSD Gets Better Hardened Against CPU...   BSD   12 Jun 2018
FreeBSD 11.2-RC2 Ships This Weekend With Various Fixes   BSD   09 Jun 2018
NVIDIA 340.107 Legacy Linux Driver Brings X.Org Server...   NVIDIA   08 Jun 2018
TrueOS To Reinvent Itself As New BSD Platform,...   BSD   06 Jun 2018
Today Marks The Phoronix 14th Birthday   Phoronix   05 Jun 2018
The Arcan Display Server's Progress With VR, Wayland...   Free Software   02 Jun 2018
FreeBSD 11.2 RC1 Brings WoL Support To Newer Intel...   BSD   02 Jun 2018
Help Celebrate The 14th Birthday Of Phoronix Next Week   Phoronix   01 Jun 2018
Intel Has Another Developer Working Now Working On...   Intel   01 Jun 2018
The Last Call For Testing Ahead Of Phoronix Test Suite...   Phoronix Test Suite   30 May 2018
FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 3 Brings LLVM Updates, Various Fixes   BSD   26 May 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2.1 Released   BSD   23 May 2018