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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.
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.
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.
freebsdnews.net: Deb Goodkin announced the publication of the annual FreeBSD Foundation’s End-of-Year Newsletter (2009). Highlights include: Letter From the President, End-of-Year Fundraising Update, and New Console Driver.
raiden.net: Freebsd is really a great distro. FreeBsd can be also considered the mother or father of all the other BSD derivatives you can find over at Distrowatch. Classified as the unknown giant among free operating systems, Freebsd 8, which was recently released, is really a great and stable operating system.
blogs.techrepublic.com: It was a warm summer night, circa 1996, when I installed my first Linux distribution. I remember it well, the old text-based installation of Caldera Open Linux. The install took some time to get used to, but it worked. But what about the BSDs?
itwire.com: Six-monthly releases have become something of a talking point in free and open source software circles after the problems Ubuntu has faced with users unhappy over major bugs. The OpenBSD project has been doing six-monthly releases for the last 12 years - with no major bugs.
theregister.co.uk: A security bug in the latest version of the FreeBSD can be exploited to grant unprivileged users complete control over the operating system, a German researcher said Monday.
freebsdnews.net: Craig Rodrigues writes that his friend and colleague John Birrell passed away.
cyberciti.biz: The FreeBSD Project is one of the oldest and successful project. FreeBSD is well known for its reliability, robustness, and performance. A new version of the FreeBSD 8 is scheduled for release and nixCraft takes you for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes in FreeBSD v8.0.
phoronix.com: The much-anticipated FreeBSD 8.0 release is finally available, albeit it's arriving more than a month late. FreeBSD 8.0 supports Clang/LLVM, improvements to the Jails subsystem, a new USB stack, the ULE 3.0 scheduler that's optimized for SMP environments, Sun's D-Trace support for kernel traces, NFSv4 support, network improvements, improved ZFS file-system support, and much more.
raiden.net: PC-BSD is a distribution that tries to both bring Freebsd to the masses, as well as the desktop. Along the way it's had some highs and it's had some lows. But overall it's life has been one of ever increasing favors. So how does the newest version of PC-BSD stack up? Let's see.
computerworld.com.au: Latest version sports a new mail server and an easier installation; core network and routing tools also improved.
theregister.co.uk: The Debian Project is planning a FreeBSD kernel of its disto that'll help fine tune its Linux for web sites and critical network-based deployments.
darknet.org.uk: It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.