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FreeBSD 10.0 RC2 Brings Radeon KMS Fixes

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The second release candidate to FreeBSD 10.0 is now available and with it comes Radeon KMS graphics driver bug-fixes and other cleaned-up and fixed code.

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It Doesn't Look Like FreeBSD 10 Will Ship This Year

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FreeBSD 10.0 was originally slated to ship as stable in November, but that didn't happen and now it doesn't look like this major BSD operating system update will be ready to ship until sometime in 2014.

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DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Does Intel/AMD KMS, DPorts, Better SMP

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- Major SMP improvements! There's major SMP scaling improvements by trying to eliminate as much kernel lock contention as possible and making other performance enhancements to help out multi-core systems.

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FreeBSD Is Getting Into The Magazine Business

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The FreeBSD Foundation is sponsoring a new FreeBSD Journal publication that's about to begin publishing bi-monthly issues concerning BSD.

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It's Official, Playstation 4 Runs FreeBSD Kernel

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Sony has just launched its PlayStation 4 console, and it seems that the rumors about being based on FreeBSD are actually true.

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FreeBSD 10.0 Is Still Running Behind Schedule

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There were plans originally to ship FreeBSD 10.0 as stable in November, but that isn't going to happen. It's not even clear if FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE will be ready to ship before the end of the calendar year, but at least progress is being made and when the release does happen there's a great number of new features.

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Open source snapshot: GhostBSD

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techworld.com.au: When it comes to open source desktop operating systems, there's no question that Linux is the top dog in terms of market share. But that's not to say that Linux is all there is. Alongside projects like GNU Hurd, Haiku and others, there is the plethora of desktop-targeted operating systems in the BSD family.

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.

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Teaching open source changed my life

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