BSD & Darwin Archive

DesktopBSD: Following PC-BSD’s Footsteps?

It seems that PC-BSD has set a trend. "DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users. DesktopBSD combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability and functionality of KDE and the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install." How this new BSD distribution stacks up against PC-BSD remains to be seen.

DragonFly BSD Journaling Progress

Matthew Dillon has made significant progress on DragonFly's journaling code, which can now mirror partitions. Essentially all that remains now is for the "reverse journaling" work to be completed (allowing for filesystem rollback), and for stability to be increased. More information here and here

BSD Binary updates

BSD Updates provides online security and operating system upgrades for BSD systems in binary format. No messy source patches. No waiting for system rebuilds. Just an easy to navigate web interface which securely applies the latest patches in just minutes. Read More.

DragonFly 1.2 is now Released

1.2.0 is the second major DragonFly release and the first one which its devs have created a separate CVS branch for. DragonFly's policy is to only commit bug fixes to release branches. This release represents a significant milestone in efforts to improve the kernel infrastructure. DragonFly is still running under the Big Giant Lock, but this will probably be the last release where that is the case.