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FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8

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phoronix.com: Yesterday I published results that show NVIDIA's Linux driver is very competitive with Microsoft Windows 8 when it comes to OpenGL gaming performance. It turns out that the NVIDIA BSD driver, which is still mostly shared common code with Linux and Solaris and Windows, pairs very well with FreeBSD's Linux binary compatibility layer.

10 Interesting Features For FreeBSD 10

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phoronix.com: While FreeBSD 9.2 is expected in about one month for release, further out in the pipeline is FreeBSD 10.0 and with it will come many new end-user features.

FreeBSD turns 20 years old

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theinquirer.net: OPEN SOURCE OPERATING SYSTEM FreeBSD has hit its 20th birthday. FreeBSD turned 20 on 19 June and it continues to run vital network infrastructure services.

FreeBSD, 20 years young

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freebsdnews.net: FreeBSD celebrates its 20th birthday this week. On 19 June 1993, David Greenman, Jordan Hubbard and Rod Grimes announced the creation.

PC-BSD Goes 64-Bit Only

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freebsdnews.net: Kris, the PC-BSD founder and lead developer, has set out his plan on the PC-BSD Developers mailinglist for the upcoming version(s) of PC-BSD.

The move from Linux to FreeBSD

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nileshgr.com: About 2 months ago, I had a spare VPS at my host, Hetzner. So I decided to play with FreeBSD which was being offered for Hetzner servers and VPSes. That’s how the whole thing started.

GhostBSD 3.0 Review: FreeBSD on steroids!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: For quite sometime I was thinking of trying out a Unix operating system, something a bit different from the usual Linux distros I try out every week. I didn't want to jump directly to FreeBSD and I chose GhostGSD.

DesktopBSD brought back to life

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  • DesktopBSD brought back to live
  • March Issue of BSD Magazine: Handling Kernel Panic
  • FreeBSD Foundation announces new technical staff member
  • GhostBSD 3.0 released

The Rise of the Rolling Release

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ostatic.com: Rolling releases are not new. But more projects are kicking around the idea these days and some have even done it. Here are two very recent examples.

OpenBSD's de Raadt slams Red Hat, Canonical over 'secure' boot

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itwire.com: OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has slammed Red Hat and Canonical for the way they have reacted to Microsoft's introduction of "secure" boot along with Windows 8, describing both companies as wanting to be the new Microsoft.

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