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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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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.

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