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Some of you may be aware of the LLVM Developer Meeting 2011 that took place in mid-November in San Jose, CA. FreeBSD developer and FreeBSD Foundation member Brooks Davis was present and talked about about the path of getting LLVM/Clang integrated … Continue reading
Some love benchmarks, others hate them, especially when ‘apples’ are compare with ‘pears’, when Linux is benchmarked against FreeBSD. For what it’s worth there are some new benchmarks on openbenchmarking.org: FreeBSD 9.0 vs Oracle Linux 6.1 UFS, ZFS on FreeBSD … Continue reading
FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 is now available for download. It is expected that this will be the last of the the test builds, and final release builds will be begun in about a week’s time. The third and what should be final Release … Continue reading
December’s issue of the BSD Magazine is available: Rolling Your Own Kernel. Free Issue to Download! BSD 12/2011 Google Code-In and FreeBSD’s Participation Installing PC-BSD on a Mac Keeping Your Configuration Files Shiny as New Using sysmerge(8) Rolling Your Own FreeBSD … Continue reading
As most of you will be aware, PC-BSD 9.0-RC2 became available about a week ago. There is an issue with upgrading from RC1 to RC2, but it’s easily fixed. This is due to some changes in KDE which also affects … Continue reading
It is now official: FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 is available for download. 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 … Continue reading
There’s no official announcement yet, but for the fearless and those that can’t wait: FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 is being uploaded to the different, international mirrors. One of the places where you can grab your copy, is ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/i386/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/ As usual, until there’s formal … Continue reading
How to install and help test FreeBSD’s exciting new BHyVe hypervisor Michael Dexter has published a tutorial on CFT on FreeBSD‘s upcoming type 2 hypervisor known as BHyVe. The article is an easy to follow tutorial showing how to configure, build and boot a hypervisor … Continue reading