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The OpenBSD Foundation is supporting work to adapt at least one web browser's JIT engine to support OpenBSD's "Write Xor Execute" policy for system memory.
2 March 2015 - OpenBSD Security - 5 Comments
Last month the Intel DRM driver on DragonFlyBSD was ported to match the upstream Linux 3.10 level of support and features after being based on Linux 3.9 previously in their porting of this open-source Intel graphics driver to BSD. The Radeon DRM driver is in the process of a similar bump with the DragonFlyBSD kernel catching up to this AMD Radeon kernel graphics driver from its Linux 3.10 state.
25 February 2015 - Radeon DRM - 3 Comments
The PC-BSD developers behind the original Lumina Desktop Environment have put out a new "spit and polish" release of Lumina.
19 February 2015 - Lumina 0.8.2 - 21 Comments
It was fixed and subsequently reported yesterday that the FreeBSD kernel has been subject to a faulty random number generator for the past four months.
18 February 2015 - FreeBSD RNG - 20 Comments
For anyone that in the past decade has looked for an embedded firewall/network operating system to build your own router or network device has likely encountered m0n0wall. While m0n0wall has been popular over the years and is powered by FreeBSD, the lead developer of m0n0wall has tossed in the towel after twelve years in development.
15 February 2015 - m0n0wall Is Dead - 15 Comments
The PC-BSD camp has started spinning development images of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 11.0 in the present 11.0-CURRENT state that is still far out from being officially released.
13 February 2015 - PC-BSD 11.0 Preview - 1 Comment
EdgeBSD remains one of the newer BSD distributions that is a fork of NetBSD but switches from CVS to Git for source code management.
10 February 2015 - EdgeBSD - 10 Comments
Version 10.1.1 of PC-BSD is now available with a variety of notable improvements to this FreeBSD-based desktop-focused distribution.
2 February 2015 - PC-BSD 10.1.1 - 1 Comment
Back when DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system development began being publicized, it was believed it wasn't going to be ready until at least 2013. Fast forward two years, HAMMER2 isn't yet used by default on this BSD operating system and it's still being actively developed.
30 January 2015 - HAMMER2 - 7 Comments
While FreeBSD, DragonFlyBSD, OpenBSD, and other BSD distributions have made much headway in the past year or two in porting the Linux DRM/KMS drivers to their kernels, the work still measurably lags behind the latest upstream Linux kernel code.
28 January 2015 - Linux 3.10 - DragonFlyBSD DRM - 5 Comments
Chris Buechler has released version 2.2 of the pfSense FreeBSD-based firewall/router focused software platform.
24 January 2015 - pfSense 2.2
While DragonFlyBSD 4.0.2 was released just two weeks ago, the v4.0.3 update is now out.
23 January 2015 - DFlyBSD 4.0.3 - 1 Comment
Besides working toward PC-BSD 10.1.1's release, the PC-BSD crew have also been working on improving their Lumina Desktop Environment.
23 January 2015 - Lumina 0.8.1 - 19 Comments
The PC-BSD crew that base their desktop-focused BSD operating system off of FreeBSD put out their 10.1.1. release candidate this week.
22 January 2015 - PC-BSD 10.1.1-RC1 - 6 Comments
The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their latest quarterly status report for covering from October to December 2014.
17 January 2015 - Q4'2014 Progress Report - 3 Comments
Users of DragonFlyBSD on the desktop (or otherwise using sound on this popular BSD platform) will benefit from the next major update of the operating system.
14 January 2015 - DragonFlyBSD Sound
DragonFlyBSD 4.0 was released back in November with a variety of improvements while today the v4.0.2 point release is out to take care of some issues.
10 January 2015 - DFly - 17 Comments
ZFS is commonly viewed as the next-generation, high-end file-system for BSD systems while DragonFlyBSD defaults to their own HAMMER file-system designed by Matthew Dillon. For those wondering though how ZFS compares to HAMMER, here's a comparison.
2 January 2015 - File-Systems - 42 Comments
Over the past week or so I've shared many top ten / year-end lists of our most popular open-source content on Phoronix. Most of the focus has been on our majority Linux focus while in this article is a look at the top ten BSD articles on Phoronix from 2014.
2 January 2015 - BSDs
The 2015Q1 quarterly snapshot for FreeBSD Ports was branched today.
1 January 2015 - Package Updates - 10 Comments
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