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Debian Linux Benchmarked Against FreeBSD

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phoronix.com: Back in January, we published the first benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Today we have updated test numbers looking at the performance of Debian with the FreeBSD kernel and then finally we tested the pure FreeBSD 7.3 and FreeBSD 8.0 operating systems.

PC-BSD 8.1 "Hubble Edition" released

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h-online.com: The PC-BSD development team have announced the release of version 8.1, the "Hubble Edition", of their open source operating system.

July Issue of BSD Mag Available

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The July issue of BSD Mag has just been announced and is available for download here. This month's editorial theme is OpenBSD and the authors include:

Dru Lavigne Appointed "Director of Community Development" for PC-BSD Project

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prweb.com: Dru Lavigne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FreeBSD Foundation and is the current Chair of the BSD Certification Group. As of August 2nd, she will be adding Director of Community Development for the PC-BSD project to her resume.

I'm a BSD

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oreilly.com: This week I am taking FreeBSD 8.0 for a spin. So far, I like it enough that it will probably be my normal desktop environment. It seems to have the right stuff: my PC seems markedly faster.

DesktopBSD – a new start

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freebsdnews.net: According to the DesktopBSD website development of this KDE-based and FreeBSD based, user-friendly system will be restarted / continued by a group of developers.

BSD Magazine issue 2010-05: Embedded BSD

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bsdmag.org: A new issue of the BSD Magazine is available as free PDF: Embedded BSD (issue 2010-02)

GNOBSD - A beginning

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dedoimedo.com: GNOBSD is an OpenBSD-based operating system with a rather unique feature little seen in the UNIX world - a bootable live DVD with automatic hardware detection, very much akin to Linux distributions.

FreeBSD 8.1 Release Date: 9 July 2010

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freebsdnews.net: Ken Smith wrote to the freebsd-stable mailing list that FreeBSD 8.1 is scheduled to be released on 9 July 2010:

Introducing MaheshaBSD

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freebsdnews.net: Juraj Sipos contacted me earlier this week about a project he has been working on and now available for downloading: MaheshaBSD

PC-BSD - Linux 8.0 review

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itreviews.co.uk: An impressive, mature and polished Linux distribution, that doesn't quite beat Ubuntu for sheer ease of use, but is nonetheless a worthy alternative.

Also: New Features in PC-BSD 8.1

FreeBSD webcam support: video4bsd

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freebsdnews.net: Hans Petter has been working hard recently on webcamd, making Linux webcam drivers work on FreeBSD.

PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of *BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0 x64 against Kubuntu 9.10 x86_64.

New BSD Magazine 2010-03 available: BSD as a desktop

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freebsdnews.net: A new issue (free PDF) of BSD Magazine is available now. Highlights include: Build Your Own FreeBSD Update Server, Using OpenBSD and PF as a Virtual Firewall for Windows, and Keeping FreeBSD Applications Up-To-Date.

Health Check: FreeBSD - "The unknown giant"

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h-online.com: FreeBSD is the most accessible and popular of the BSDs, has code at the heart of Darwin and Apple's OS X, and has powered some of the more successful sites on the Web, including Hotmail, Netcraft and Yahoo!, which before the rise of Google was the busiest site on the internet.

FreeBSD 8.0 installation walk-through

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen walks you through the initial installation of FreeBSD 8.0. The text-based installer can be a challenge, but the OS is solid.

Download the first online edition of BSD magazine

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linuxbsdos.com: The first online edition of BSD Magazine, a magazine for BSD users, enthusiasts and communities, has been released. This edition is titled “BSDs as Servers.” Inside you’ll find the following list of articles:

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

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Linux
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phoronix.com: Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

BSD Magazine goes free

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freebsdnews.net: We are happy to announce that BSD Magazine is transforming into a free monthly online publication. The online version of BSD Magazine will stay in the same quality and form.

The Great Fallacy of BSD Unix vs. Linux

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sob.apotheon.org: "Linux is just a kernel." It's a commonly heard refrain amongst the arguments put forward by BSD Unix aficionados, and it is a true statement, but it is all too often abused to try to make a fallacious point.

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