For those sticking to FreeBSD 9 over FreeBSD 10, the 9.3 release is approaching for this popular BSD operating system and it's now in beta.
The plan is to release DragonFlyBSD 3.8 in early June.
Bob Beck of the OpenBSD project has provided a status update on the first 30 days of the LibreSSL project that's a fork of OpenSSL following the notorious heartbleed bug.
It's been almost two months since the release of GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 2 but out this weekend is finally the third alpha of the desktop-focused FreeBSD-based operating system.
JabirOS is the rather peculiar operating system that started out as an Ubuntu-based distribution and turned to base itself on FreeBSD. After basing itself on FreeBSD, the latest hop for this seldom heard of distribution is to claim it "isn’t a FreeBSD distribution anymore" but an independent fork.
In the fallout from the OpenSSL heartbleed bug, OpenBSD developers forked OpenSSL into LibreSSL. Initially the only supported platform for LibreSSL was OpenBSD, but the BSD developers are pushing harder now for platform portability.
OpenBSD 5.5 has been released! OpenBSD 5.5 is now Year 2038 compliant for all platforms by making time_t 64-bit, there's new hardware support, and other changes.
The PC-BSD project is developing its own desktop environment from scratch! The ultimate plan is for Lumina to become a full-featured, open-source desktop environment that may ultimately replace KDE as its default desktop environment.
Following the fallout from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, OpenBSD developers have decided to fork the OpenSSL code-base to create LibreSSL.
For those curious about the state of FreeBSD, the FreeBSD Q1'2014 quarterly status report has been issued.
Bhyve, the new virtualization hypervisor introduced in FreeBSD 10.0, can now be easily managed by virt-manager.
GhostBSD, the desktop-focused BSD operating system based on FreeBSD, is nearly ready for its 4.0 release.
NetBSD is the latest BSD operating system to have DRM/KMS graphics drivers ported from the Linux kernel.
The Apache web server has been removed from the OpenBSD base operating system over being too bloated and server administrators are now being asked to switch to lighter-weight alternatives.
GhostBSD 4.0 Alpha 1 is now available as a user-friendly desktop BSD operating system that's now based upon the FreeBSD 10.0 source tree while shipping the GNOME2-forked MATE desktop.
The OpenBSD operating system now supports running its X.Org Server without root permissions for better security.
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.
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.
The MINIX 3 operating system has been successfully ported to ARM and is starting to be supported by some ARM development boards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To follow in the foot steps of this week's FreeBSD 10.0 release, PC-BSD 10.0 is likely to be released next week but for now they have out PC-BSD 10.0 RC5.
It's been delayed by many months but the official release of FreeBSD 10.0 has shipped today!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
420 BSD news articles published on Phoronix.