FreeBSD 9.2-BETA2 Available

July 29th, 2013 by Rob


The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems

July 24th, 2013 by Rob


New submitter transam writes “After a long stint at Apple doing all kinds of Unix-y goodness, Jordan Hubbard has moved onto iXsystems to lead engineering and development, including heading up the FreeNAS project. Apple’s loss is their gain.”

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FreeBSD 9.2-BETA1 Available

July 22nd, 2013 by Rob


The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and ia64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

April-June, 2013 Status Report

July 16th, 2013 by Rob


The April-June, 2013 Status Report is now available with 33 entries.

New committer: John Marino (ports)

July 4th, 2013 by Rob


New committer: Luiz Otavio O Souza (src)

July 3rd, 2013 by Rob


BSDCan 2013 DevSummit Report

July 2nd, 2013 by Rob


A special status report on the results of the BSDCan 2013 FreeBSD Developer Summit is now available with 6 entries.

FreeBSD Team Begins Work On Booting On UEFI-Enabled Systems

July 1st, 2013 by Rob


An anonymous reader writes “The FreeBSD project has begun the process of making it possible for the operating system to run alongside Windows 8 on a computer which has secure boot enabled.” Linux distros have taken to using a minimal loader, signed by Microsoft, to enable booting on UEFI systems with secure boot. “Indeed we will likely take the Linux shim loader, put our own key in it, and then ask Microsoft to sign it,” says developer Marshall McKusick in the linked IT Wire article. “Since Microsoft will have already vetted the shim loader code, we hope that there will be little trouble getting them to sign our version for us.”

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New committer: Mark Felder (ports)

June 25th, 2013 by Rob


PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

June 24th, 2013 by Rob


jones_supa writes “This discovery comes nicely alongside the celebration of FreeBSD’s 20th birthday, for all the UNIX nerds. The operating system powering the PlayStation 4 is Orbis OS, which is a Sony spin of FreeBSD 9.0. It’s not a huge surprise FreeBSD is being used over Linux, in part due to the more liberal licensing. The PlayStation 4 is x86-64 based now rather than Cell-based, which makes it easier to use FreeBSD. BSDs in general currently lack manufacturer supported full-feature AMD graphics driver, which leads to the conclusion that Sony and AMD have likely co-developed a discrete driver for the PS4. Some pictures of the development kit boot loader (GRUB) have been published too.”

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