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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
NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support   Display Drivers   20 Oct 2009
FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   28 Sep 2009
Mac OS X 10.6 Brings Serious Performance Gains   Operating Systems   28 Aug 2009
A Detailed Guide To Phoronix Test Suite 2.0   Software   23 Jul 2009
Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Enters Alpha   Software   10 May 2009
PC-BSD 7.1 vs. Kubuntu 9.04 Benchmarks   Operating Systems   20 Apr 2009
Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 Released   Software   06 Apr 2009
Nouveau Companion 43   Display Drivers   19 Mar 2009
The Phoronix Test Suite Gets A GUI   Software   25 Feb 2009
Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 Brings New Benchmarking...   Software   20 Jan 2009

BSD Linux News

The Prominent Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 8.0   Phoronix Test Suite   21 May 2018
FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 2 Available For Testing, Brings PTI...   BSD   20 May 2018
Calamares 3.2 Linux Installer Framework Released   Operating Systems   17 May 2018
Creating New Tests Will Be Even Easier With Phoronix...   Phoronix Test Suite   15 May 2018
Several DDX Drivers Aren't Yet Ready For X.Org Server...   X.Org   12 May 2018
FreeBSD 11.2 Beta Now Available For Testing   BSD   12 May 2018
GNOME 3.28.2 Released With GJS Garbage Collection Fix...   GNOME   10 May 2018
OpenBenchmarking.org Crosses 31 Million Test/Suite...   Phoronix Test Suite   08 May 2018
DragonFlyBSD Finishes Up Spectre Mitigation, Fix For...   BSD   08 May 2018
Haiku OS Begins Working On 32/64-bit Hybrid Support   Operating Systems   05 May 2018
KDE Plasma 5 Stack Should Now Be In Good Shape For...   BSD   03 May 2018
NVIDIA Releases The 396.24 Linux Driver With X.Org...   NVIDIA   02 May 2018
Zchunk: Another Format For Delta-Friendly Files With...   Free Software   01 May 2018
Windows 10 April 2018 Update Now Shipping, To Be...   Microsoft   30 Apr 2018
Arcan Display Server Porting To OpenBSD For...   BSD   27 Apr 2018
GNOME Mutter 3.29.1 Now Works With Elogind, Allows For...   GNOME   26 Apr 2018
Celebrating 25 Years Of Work, NetBSD 8.0 RC1...   BSD   25 Apr 2018
DragonFlyBSD Implements Part Of Linux's IRQ Subsystem,...   BSD   25 Apr 2018
Ryzen Stability Issues Are Still Affecting Some...   BSD   23 Apr 2018
DragonFlyBSD Kernel Gets Some SMP Improvements   BSD   22 Apr 2018
NetBSD 8.0 RC1 Available, Bringing Initial USB 3.0...   BSD   20 Apr 2018
Meltdown/PTI Mitigation Impact On BSDs vs. Linux   BSD   18 Apr 2018
Some DragonFly HAMMER2 / FreeBSD ZFS / Linux EXT4...   BSD   18 Apr 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 M3 Released With BSD...   Phoronix Test Suite   16 Apr 2018
A Look At The Meltdown Performance Impact With...   BSD   15 Apr 2018
Windows Subsystem for Linux Now Supports Copy/Paste   Microsoft   14 Apr 2018
OpenAFS 1.8 Released, Drops Pre-2.6 Linux Support   Linux Storage   13 Apr 2018
TRIM Support Is Closer To Being Merged For ZFS On...   Linux Storage   13 Apr 2018
Some FreeBSD 11.1, 12.0-CURRENT & TrueOS 18.03...   BSD   10 Apr 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2 Now Available With HAMMER2...   BSD   10 Apr 2018
HandBrake 1.1 Open-Source Video Transcoder Released   Free Software   08 Apr 2018
NVIDIA Preparing To Drop Fermi Support From Their...   NVIDIA   07 Apr 2018
OpenBSD 6.3 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation,...   BSD   02 Apr 2018
Some Of The Grandest Open-Source / Linux Letdowns Over...   Free Software   01 Apr 2018
Valve Publishes The Source To Their Game Networking...   Valve   31 Mar 2018
TrueOS 18.03 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Fixes,...   BSD   30 Mar 2018
NVIDIA 390.48 Linux Driver Released With GV100 &...   NVIDIA   28 Mar 2018
DragonFlyBSD 5.2 Release Candidate Available With...   BSD   28 Mar 2018
Talvos: A SPIR-V Interpreter & Vulkan Device...   Vulkan   28 Mar 2018
Valve To Open-Source Their Steam Networking Sockets...   Valve   27 Mar 2018
Unreal Engine 4 Being Brought Natively To FreeBSD By...   BSD   26 Mar 2018
OpenZFS Will Soon Have Zstd Compression Support   Linux Storage   25 Mar 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 M2 Released With Continued...   Phoronix Test Suite   25 Mar 2018
U-Boot 2018.03 Released, Now Supports iSCSI For...   Hardware   21 Mar 2018
Wine Developers Determining How To Handle Vulkan...   WINE   18 Mar 2018
HAMMER2 Gets Many Fixes On The Latest DragonFlyBSD Git   BSD   17 Mar 2018
Some Windows Server 2016 vs. Linux Network Benchmarks   Operating Systems   15 Mar 2018
Intel Open-Sources Sound Firmware, Pushing For More...   Intel   14 Mar 2018
Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 M1 Available With The...   Phoronix Test Suite   09 Mar 2018
John Carmack Goes On Coding Retreat With OpenBSD   BSD   05 Mar 2018
Lumina Desktop 2.0 Is A Big Overhaul, Fully Leveraging...   BSD   03 Mar 2018
KDE Plasma 5 Should Soon Finally Be Ready For FreeBSD...   KDE   27 Feb 2018
LLVM / Clang 6.0 Should Be Released Soon With Its Many...   LLVM   25 Feb 2018
SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland...   Free Software   23 Feb 2018
OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability   BSD   21 Feb 2018
Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11   BSD   18 Feb 2018
FreeBSD Finally Gets Mitigated For Spectre &...   BSD   17 Feb 2018
Golang 1.10 Offers Many Smaller Changes, Restores...   Standards   16 Feb 2018
X.Org, GNOME & The 200+ Other Organizations For...   Google   14 Feb 2018
DragonFlyBSD Adds New "Ptr_Restrict"...   BSD   14 Feb 2018
Raven Ridge Desktop APUs Come Out Tomorrow, The Likely...   AMD   11 Feb 2018
OpenBenchmarking.org Serves Up Its 29 Millionth...   Phoronix Test Suite   11 Feb 2018
SDL Now Supports Wayland's XDG-Shell   Wayland   07 Feb 2018
Intel Launches The Xeon D 2100, Up To 18 Core SoCs   Intel   07 Feb 2018
MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu...   Desktop   07 Feb 2018
LizardFS Had A Busy 2017 But This Year They Will Be...   Linux Storage   06 Feb 2018
NetBSD Has SVS To Mitigate Meltdown, Still Working On...   BSD   05 Feb 2018
FOSDEM 2018 Is This Weekend In Brussels   Linux Events   02 Feb 2018
GDB 8.1 Debugger Brings Better Rust Support, Improved...   GNU   31 Jan 2018
OPNsense 18.1 BSD Firewall/Network OS Released   BSD   29 Jan 2018
Mesa 18.0-RC3 Released With 50+ Changes   Mesa   29 Jan 2018
Some FreeBSD Users Are Still Running Into Random...   BSD   21 Jan 2018
FreeBSD-Powered OPNsense 18.1-RC1 Released   BSD   11 Jan 2018
DragonFlyBSD Posts Initial Kernel Fix For Spectre   BSD   10 Jan 2018
NVIDIA Confirms GPU Driver Fixes For Spectre   NVIDIA   09 Jan 2018
OpenBSD & FreeBSD Are Still Formulating Kernel...   BSD   06 Jan 2018
DragonFlyBSD Lands Fixes For Meltdown Vulnerability   BSD   05 Jan 2018
Intel Coffee Lake Graphics Support Added To...   BSD   03 Jan 2018
Arcan 0.5.4 Display Server Released With Durden 0.4...   Desktop   31 Dec 2017
Syzbot: Google Continuously Fuzzing The Linux Kernel   Linux Kernel   28 Dec 2017
Jailhouse v0.8 Linux Hypervisor Released   Virtualization   28 Dec 2017
NetBSD 7.1.1 Released   BSD   28 Dec 2017
LLVM Continued In Its Quest For Innovative Compiler...   LLVM   26 Dec 2017
FreeBSD Had A Busy Q3'2017 With AMD Zen Improvements,...   BSD   26 Dec 2017
NVIDIA May Be Trying To Prevent GeForce GPUs From...   NVIDIA   25 Dec 2017
FreeBSD Looks At Making Wayland Support Available By...   BSD   22 Dec 2017
NVIDIA To Stop Offering 32-bit Driver Support   NVIDIA   22 Dec 2017
The BSDs Had A Wild 2017: FreeBSD 11.1, TrueOS &...   BSD   18 Dec 2017
Wayland's Weston Sees Patches For FreeBSD, Fractional...   Wayland   15 Dec 2017
Fedora Linux Had Another Innovative Year   Fedora   15 Dec 2017
FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Released   BSD   14 Dec 2017
FreeNAS 11.1 Rolls Out With Better OpenZFS...   BSD   13 Dec 2017
It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon   Multimedia   13 Dec 2017
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   11 Dec 2017
OpenBSD Now Officially Supports 64-bit ARM   BSD   10 Dec 2017
DTrace & ZFS Being Updated On NetBSD, Moving Away...   BSD   08 Dec 2017
Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 Released   Phoronix Test Suite   07 Dec 2017
DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Up To 64TB Of RAM   BSD   04 Dec 2017
Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 M4 Available For Last Minute...   Phoronix Test Suite   03 Dec 2017
GNU libmicrohttpd 0.9.57 Brings Significant...   GNU   27 Nov 2017