NetBSD 5.1.2

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, I am pleased to announce that NetBSD 5.1.2 is now available for download. NetBSD 5.1.2 is the second critical/security update of the NetBSD 5.1 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical for security or stability reasons. All users are encouraged to upgrade. For full details, […]

PC-BSD 9 review – to FreeBSD what Ubuntu is to Debian

If you’d like to use FreeBSD as a desktop system, you’ll have to invest a lot of time in setting up the operating system and installing all the right packages. Obviously, this is a serious barrier for a lot of Linux users who are interested in trying out FreeBSD. PC-BSD fills in this gap by […]

GhostBSD 2.5 finally here!

After months of work, the official, final release of GhostBSD 2.5 is finally here! Many bugs have been fixed, many parts of the system updated, tweaked and fine-tuned. We now have two main branches of the system – one is based on GNOME desktop, the other on LXDE. Both fit perfectly on their respective mediums, […]

PC-BSD 9 Review

PC-BSD 9 is a BSD distribution that is based on the latest version of FreeBSD 9 and uses KDE 4.7.3 desktop environment as it’s default desktop. It is somewhat more geared to novice and intermediate based users of BSD like how Ubuntu is for Linux users, but we won’t go into the differences between BSD […]

PC-BSD 9.0 Released!

The PC-BSD development team and iXsystems are pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD version 9.0! Based upon FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE, this is the first release of PC-BSD which offers users a variety of desktop environments to choose from, such as KDE, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE and more! Also available are pre-built VirtualBox and VMware images […]

FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE. This is the first release from the stable/9 branch, which improves on stable/8 and adds many new features. Some of the highlights: – A new installer, bsdinstall(8) has been added and is the installer used by the ISO images provided as […]

GhostBSD 2.5 RC 3 has been released

It is based upon FreeBSD RC3 and includes a number of changes and bugfixes. BugFixes: CUPS should now be working with most printers, LXDE USB image and CD image are ready to download and use, GDM now allows users to choose their language for the GNOME session. The log-in credentials for GNOME session are: ghostbsd […]

FreeNAS 8.0.3 Release Notes

*** IMPORTANT *** The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB storage device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from BETA3, BETA4, or RC1 but upgrades from earlier releases can only be done from the CD. The other option is to save the config, reinstall the […]

pfSense 2.0.1

pfSense 2.0.1 release is now available. About half the mirrors are synced at the time of posting this, and the remainder will be synced in the next few hours. This is a maintenance release with some bug and security fixes since 2.0 release. This is the recommended release for all installations. As always, you can […]

FreeBSD Foundation’s End-of-Year Newsletter

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2011 End-of-Year Newsletter. Go to http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/press/2011Dec-newsletter.shtml to find out how we have supported the FreeBSD Project and community this year. Please help us continue and increase our support of FreeBSD by making a donation to the Foundation. You can go to […]

GhostBSD 2.5 RC2 available for testing

Second release candidate for the upcoming GhostBSD 2.5 is now available for download. This release is based upon FreeBSD 9.0-RC2. Notable changes include: added WiFi Network Manager for easier wireless connection configuration; additionally, the WiFi card is now being configured during live medium boot-up, added Florence virtual keyboard for future touch screen development, added e2fsprogs […]

PC-BSD 9.0-RC3 Now available!

*Release Announcement* The third (and hopefully last) release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. * NEW!* This is the first release available as both pre-built VirtualBox & VMware images. Each image includes the various guest tools pre-installed, […]

GhostBSD 2.5 RC1 is out.

The GhostBSD release is late from FreeBSD 9.0 release status.  —list of bug fixed— Pitivi on i386. The free space output on the GUI and TEXT BASE installer. The third install option on the TEXT BASE installer. Brasero is fix for root on amd64. But still don’t add data on normal user. For more info on […]

PC-BSD 9.0-RC2 now Available

Kris has announced the availability of RC2. From the announcement: The second release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available for download. This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog: Notable changes in this release, in no particular order: Improve username checks in installer to […]

FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 Available…

The second of the Release Candidate builds for the 9.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Since this is the first release of a brand new branch I cross-post the announcements on both -current and -stable. But just so you know most of the developers active in head and stable/9 pay more attention to the -current […]

OpenBSD 5.0 released

OpenBSD 5.0 has been published, six months after the release of version 4.9. The OpenBSDproject’s newest release of the free BSD based UNIX-like operating system includes a number new and updated drivers, performance improvements and new features. OpenBSD 5.0 includes the GNOME 2.32.2, KDE 3.5.10 and Xfce 4.8.0 desktop environments. It also contains a number […]

GhostBSD 2.5 Beta 3

Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of the third beta of GhostBSD 2.5, a user-friendly, GNOME-based FreeBSD distribution – now also with a live graphical installer: “The GhostBSD release is late following the FreeBSD 9.0 release status. We have only released beta 3 on October 30, 2011. List of bugs fixed: auto-mount on amd64 and […]

PC-BSD 9.0RC1 Available

The first release candidate for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-RC1 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog Notable changes in this release: (In no particular order) Added support for installing to BootCamp partitions on Apple OSX systems Added checks for invalid characters in the […]

DragonflyBSD Sees Huge Multi-Core Speed Boosts

If you’re a user of DragonflyBSD, the next release of this popular BSD operating system is about to see huge performance improvements in its kernel if you’re using a multi-core/processor system. DragonflyBSD’s Matthew Dillon has been working on some VM system concurrency and locking code, which previously had hindered the SMP performance of DragonflyBSD in […]

FreeNAS 8.0.2-RELEASE

The FreeNAS team is proud to announce FreeNAS 8.0.2, a followup release to 8.0.1 Release Notes for FreeNAS 8.0.2-RELEASE *** IMPORTANT *** The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB storage device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from BETA3, BETA4, or RC1 but upgrades from […]