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FreeBSD Now Uses LLVM/Clang 3.4

FreeBSD has imported the LLVM Clang 3.4 compiler into its code-base for providing initial support for all the new features of the C++1y (C++14) update.

16 February 2014 - Clang - 19 Comments
Radeon Now Work Well On PC-BSD, But USB Mouse Support Is Iffy

Since last month's release of FreeBSD 10.0 and PC-BSD 10.0 that followed, many Phoronix readers have been asking about benchmarks of this major BSD operating system update that's home to many new features. Here's an update on my FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.0 testing thus far.

13 February 2014 - PC-BSD - 1 Comment
EdgeBSD Born Out Of NetBSD Operating System

EdgeBSD is a new BSD operating system this year born out of the NetBSD code-base. The project doesn't call itself a fork of NetBSD but it aims to push features and changes faster than the veteran BSD operating system.

5 February 2014 - EdgeBSD - 21 Comments
PC-BSD 10.0 Has Been Officially Released

PC-BSD, the popular FreeBSD derivative that focuses on desktop friendliness and ease-of-use, has reached version 10.0 today following the FreeBSD 10.0 release earlier in the month.

29 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 1 Comment
My 10 Minute Experience With PC-BSD 10.0

With FreeBSD 10.0 having been released and the final release of the PC-BSD 10.0 coming this week, I decided to try out the PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 ahead of the final release. While I intended to run some benchmarks of FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.0 against its predecessor and compared to Linux distributions, this initial PC-BSD 10.0 encounter was cut short after about ten minutes.

28 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 13 Comments
FreeBSD Made Much Progress On Drivers, ARM, Etc

The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their quarterly status report for Q4'2013 that covers the work they've done on improving FreeBSD drivers, virtualization advancements, desktop improvements, and other enhancements within this leading BSD world.

25 January 2014 - Q4'2013 Update - Add A Comment
PC-BSD 10.0 RC4 Is Close Step Away From Final Release

PC-BSD 10.0 RC4 is now available as one of the near-final releases of this major FreeBSD-derived operating system that is landing a new text-based installer, UEFI loader support, GNOME 3 / MATE / CInnamon desktops, and is shipping with all major FreeBSD 10.0 features.

16 January 2014 - PC-BSD 10.0 - 7 Comments
OpenBSD Foundation At Risk Of Shutting Down

The OpenBSD Foundation is running into a situation of lack of funding to the point that they can't even cover their electricity costs and may be forced to suspend or reduce their operations without additional help.

15 January 2014 - OpenBSD Foundation - 136 Comments
FreeBSD 10.0-RC5 Ends Up Being Declared

While FreeBSD 10.0-RC4 was released last week and it was the last anticipated version before the already delayed final FreeBSD 10.0 release, an RC5 version ended up being warranted today.

9 January 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 RC5 - 5 Comments
KMS Drivers Break The Console In FreeBSD 10

While FreeBSD 10.0 is exciting for finally having an AMD Radeon DRM/KMS driver as one of the major features of the new OS, the quality isn't yet on par with the open-source graphics support found on Linux from where the code was originally ported.

6 January 2014 - Radeon DRM Driver - 9 Comments
The 10 Best Features Of FreeBSD 10.0

With a bit of luck FreeBSD 10.0 will be released in the next few days so here's a look at the arguably ten best features of this next major BSD operating system release.

5 January 2014 - FreeBSD 10.0 - 1 Comment
PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 Pulls In More Changes

After the FreeBSD 10.0 RC3 release earlier in the day, PC-BSD is out with their 10.0 RC2 release as well. PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 pulls in upstream FreeBSD 10.0 changes plus other work of their own as well.

26 December 2013 - PC-BSD 10.0 RC2 - Add A Comment
The PlayStation 4 Does Use The FreeBSD Kernel, Mono

In the forum discussion from yesterday's article about Sony using the LLVM/Clang compiler for the PlayStation 4 with its game development kit, some readers questioned whether the PlayStation 4 was really powered by FreeBSD. FreeBSD can be found on the PlayStation 4 along with Mono and other open-source components.

25 December 2013 - FreeBSD Kernel - 61 Comments
PulseAudio Gains Greater FreeBSD Compatibility

As some other interesting open-source audio news this week besides PulseAudio now supporting the systemd journal is that Lennart Poettering's sound server is continuing to be better supported on FreeBSD.

22 December 2013 - PulseAudio FreeBSD - 10 Comments

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