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March 2021

February 2020

  • Discussing Past, Present and Future of FreeBSD Project, Abhishek Prakash
    FreeBSD is one of the most popular BSD distributions. It is used on desktop, servers and embedded devices for more than two decades. We talked to Deb Goodkin, executive director, FreeBSD Foundation and discussed the past, present and future of FreeBSD project.

  • Supporting an open source operating system: a Q&A with the FreeBSD Foundation,
    When discussing alternative operating systems to Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s macOS, Linux often comes to mind. However, while Linux is a recreation of UNIX, FreeBSD is more of a continuation. The free and open source operating system was initially developed by students at the University of California at Berkeley which is why the BSD in its name stands for Berkeley Software Distribution.

August 2019

  • Meet FreeBSD Project – A Journey of 26 Years and Beyond, William Chapman
    When talking about operating systems or platforms to run the whole computing processes for various devices, you might have heard about FreeBSD quite often. However, today’s implementations of this operating system are apparently not too well-known, and many people don’t know the contributions of FreeBSD in today’s computing technology. Since this operating system is not generally available for the average users, FreeBSD remains to be something that many people nowadays are not well-acquainted with. Yet, it has been used in various hardware and online platforms today, and it has been actively used for more than 26 years now.

June 2019

  • FreeBSD Turns 26, Sean Kerner
    The FreeBSD operating system is continuing to make progress, 26 years after it got its name. Among the areas where work is being done is on improved support for RISC-V, FUSE filesystem updates, C runtime changes, and security improvements. FreeBSD Day is celebrated on June 19, in recognition of the date in 1993 when the name FreeBSD was coined for a fork of the 386BSD project. The first official release of FreeBSD did not occur until November 1, 1993, however.

  • 8 Popular Products You Didn't Know Were Built with Open Source
    DesignNews, Chris Wiltz
    A popular streaming service, video games consoles, and mobile messaging all owe a debt to FreeBSD.

  • FreeBSD Foundation Announces FreeBSD Day on June 19, 2019
    Brilliance Security Magazine, Editorial Staff
    The FreeBSD Foundation, supporters of FreeBSD, one of the oldest and largest open source computer operating systems in the world and used by many top corporations, has announced that June 19, 2019 is FreeBSD Day. FreeBSD Day marks the date in 1993 that developers named the new open source operating system and celebrates the impact FreeBSD has had on open source computing.

April 2019

  • FreeBSD ZFS vs. ZoL Performance, Ubuntu ZFS On Linux Reference
    Phoronix, Michael Larabel
    Overall, the FreeBSD ZFS On Linux port is looking good so far and we are looking forward to it hopefully maturing in time for FreeBSD 13.0. Nice job to iX Systems and all of those involved, especially the ZFS On Linux project. Those wanting to help in testing can try the FreeBSD ZoL spins. Stay tuned for more benchmarks and on more diverse hardware as time allows and the FreeBSD ZoL support further matures, but so far at least the performance numbers are in good shape.

November 2017

June 2016

  • FreeBSD Project: Under the Hood, Alexandra Leslie
    With over 400 volunteer devs at its helm, the FreeBSD Project is a dynamic force that puts the control in administrators' hands. Project Committer Allan Jude has been a fan of the project since 2002. He discusses the system's internal structure and the feature functionality that drew him in contributing to its documentation and then to its development and what he's working on now, more than a decade later.

  • FreeBSD now available in Azure Marketplace
    Microsoft Azure Blog, Jason Anderson
    Microsoft excited to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.3 as a ready-made VM image available directly from the Azure Marketplace. This means that not only can you quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure, but also that in the event you need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist.

October 2015

July 2015

March 2015

  • Running on the server: a sysadmin speaks
    iTWire, Sam Varghese
    For years now, Linux has been all the rage. But in recent times, there have been murmurings among some veterans long-time users after the introduction of systemd, the init system that seems to overstep its boundaries.

January 2015

December 2014

  • Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users
    InfoWorld, Paul Venezia
    A brief introduction to FreeBSD for curious Linux users. Covers the installation and updating process, building a basic firewall, installing binary packages, and finally installing and configuring a typical web stack with Apache, PHP, and MySQL.

November 2014

October 2014

  • Cavium to Sponsor ARMv8 Based Implementation
    PR Newswire, Cavium, Inc.
    Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking announced today that it is collaborating with the Foundation to develop and deliver the first ARMv8 reference design and implementation of the Operating System based on the ThunderX workload optimized processor family for next generation Data Center and Cloud workloads.

September 2014

  • Parole de Tux: Tux et [french]
    Captain Posix, Captain Posix
    "Parole de Tux" is a Belgian monthly podcast which talks about news and technical topics regarding Free and Open Source Software. For the first time, this episode is dedicated to. The guest, a developer, sums up the history of the BSDs and their differences. He then briefly explains similarities and differences between a typical Linux distribution and before moving on to the main topic: the graphics stack, and how performs in this area.

  • Atlantic.Net Announces SSD-based VPS Services
    Talkin' Cloud, Chris Talbot
    SSD cloud VPS hosting solutions provider has rolled out to its data centers in Orlando, Dallas and Toronto.

January 2014

June 2013

February 2013

  • 2012 - A BSD Year in Retrospective
    OSnews, Julian Djamil
    A retrospective of all the exciting developments in the BSD-family of operating systems in 2012, focusing on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Dragonfly BSD.

January 2013

November 2012

August 2012

June 2012

May 2012

  • Why Should You Use FreeBSD? Here's Some Reasons
    phoronix, Michael Larabel
    FreeBSD is wondering why are you using FreeBSD. David Chisnall of the FreeBSD project is working on updating their advocacy material regarding this leading *BSD operating system. As such, he asked on the mailing list "Why Are You Using FreeBSD?"

  • Colocation Provider NYI Launches East Coast Mirror for FreeBSD Foundation
    The WHIR, Nicole Henderson
    Colocation provider NYI announced on Friday that it has launched the East Coast mirror for The FreeBSD Foundation. "FreeBSD has been a critical component of everything we do," Phillip Koblence, VP operations, NYI said in a statement. "We look upon this launch as our way of giving back to a community whose open source projects have enabled us to craft customized solutions for our customers from the inside out."

  • FreeBSD and Microsoft Hyper-V Interoperability Expected This Summer
    Redmondmag, Kurt Mackie
    Microsoft and its partnering companies are finalizing a project that will enable FreeBSD interoperability with Windows Server Hyper-V.

  • FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC
    phoronix, Michael Larabel
    As indicated by the Q1-2012 FreeBSD Status Report, LLVM's Clang compiler is quickly replacing GCC for this popular BSD operating system. The developers are also making much progress in a GNU-free C++11 stack. For FreeBSD 10 they're aiming for Clang as the default C/C++ compiler, deprecate GCC, and to have a BSD-licensed C++ stack.

  • FreeBSD Achieved A Lot In Q1'2012
    phoronix, Michael Larabel
    For the first three months of the 2012 calendar year, the FreeBSD project achieved a lot when it came to advancing their open operating system. Here's some of the interesting highlights from their quarterly status report.

April 2012

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November 2011

September 2011

July 2011

March 2011

  • PC-BSD 8.2 review, looks at the installation (especially at the disk encryption features), system configuration and system management (including the installation of third party software packages via PC-BSD's PBI system) of PC-BSD 8.2.

February 2011

  • FreeBSD 8.2 expands ZFS support, Sean Michael Kerner
    The author looks at the status and the future of ZFS under FreeBSD. The information is based on interviews the website did with FreeBSD developer Josh Paetzel and Matt Olander from iXsystems.

August 2010

  • PC-BSD 8.1 review, looks at the installation, system configuration and system management (including the installation of third party software packages via PC-BSD's PBI system) of PC-BSD 8.1.

February 2010