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Pkgsrc 2012Q4 Released, Celebrates 15 Years

NetBSD developers have announced the release of pkgsrc-2012Q4, the latest quarterly release of the package management system used by many BSD operating systems and other Unix-like platforms. This latest release also marks fifteen years that this open-source "package source" program has been around.

12 January 2013 - pkgsrc-2012Q4 - 3 Comments
FreeBSD Moves Along On ARM Support

While Linux continues to move along quite briskly on ARM hardware support and already has 64-bit ARM AArch64 support, that's not the case in the BSD world. With FreeBSD, they're still working on bringing up ARMv6 support and pulling in support for the different ARM SoCs/boards.

1 January 2013 - ARMv6 - 2 Comments
NetBSD 6.0.1 Released, Brings Bug-Fixes

For those of you currently on NetBSD 6.0 or are using NetBSD 5.x as your operating system but have been wanting a reason to upgrade, the first NetBSD 6.0.x point release has surfaced.

27 December 2012 - NetBSD 6.0.1 - 12 Comments
CPU Scaling On DragonFlyBSD, Ubuntu, CentOS/RHEL

Yesterday I shared the latest round of BSD vs. Linux vs. Solaris performance benchmarks for a variety of workloads. In this article today are a couple extra results that happened during this recent performance testing on the Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition.

12 December 2012 - CPU Benchmarks - 11 Comments
What's Exciting About FreeBSD 9.1: Intel KMS

While FreeBSD 9.1 is running behind schedule, one of the exciting additions to this forthcoming BSD operating system is finally debuting Intel kernel mode-setting on FreeBSD support.

18 November 2012 - FreeBSD 9.1 - 2 Comments
NetBSD 5.2 Release Is On Approach

NetBSD 6.0 was released last month with better multi-core/SMP support, the experimental CHFS file-system for flash devices, and other worthwhile enhancements. However, for those not yet ready to jump from NetBSD 5.x to NetBSD 6.0, there is a NetBSD 5.2 release on approach.

16 November 2012 - NetBSD - Add A Comment
NetBSD 6.0 Released Bringing Major Changes

NetBSD 6.0 was officially released today as the fourteenth major release of the BSD operating system. NetBSD 6.0 brings better multi-core SMP support, new drivers, and more.

17 October 2012 - NetBSD 6.0 - 6 Comments
An Easy Way To Try Out FreeBSD 10

If you have been wanting to try out the FreeBSD 10-CURRENT operating system that's presently under development, there's now an easier way.

6 October 2012 - FreeBSD 10 - 2 Comments
Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

A FreeBSD developer has carried out a series of performance tests to explore the impact that LLVM/Clang as the default FreeBSD compiler has on FreeBSD 10 in its current form. The Clang compiler performance was compared to GCC 4.2.1 and GCC 4.7.1. Clang mostly comes out ahead of GCC on FreeBSD.

5 September 2012 - Clang Benchmarks - 26 Comments
Apple's Dominative LLVM, Clang Statistics

After sharing GCC development statistics yesterday for this Free Software Foundation code compiler that's amassed to over seven million lines of code in 25 years, here are some development stats surrounding LLVM and the Clang C/C++ compiler.

15 August 2012 - LLVM/Clang - 8 Comments
DragonflyBSD 3.0 vs. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Wheezy

Continuing from the theme of the tests a few days back benchmarking Wheezy: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. Debian GNU/Linux, here are some new numbers. Here's some brief numbers concerning Debian GNU/kFreeBSD versus DragonflyBSD 3.0.2.

28 June 2012 - Results - 7 Comments

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