FreeBSD 13 BETA Benchmarks - Performance Is Much Better

submited 12 February 2021

The official release of FreeBSD 13.0 is coming up in March, while already from our preliminary tests of the newly minted FreeBSD 13.0 BETA1, the benchmark results are extremely tantalizing compared to FreeBSD 12.2... Ultimately the performance should be much more competitive now compared to Linux (at least on Intel x86_64) and other operating systems with the big FreeBSD 13 release.

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24 February 2021
Side-loading FreeBSD versions using Boot Environments  

Or upgrading a FreeBSD box the dirty way. This is very much a “works on my machine” approach but it should get you 90% of the way to dealing with your own. Expect annoying breakages and minor fixes along the way.

BSD Weekly issue 57  

Quiet week with pfSense release plus the latest news and tutorials from BSD world.

23 February 2021
Introducing veb(4) - a new Virtual Ethernet Bridge  

David Gwynne ([email protected]) adds a new veb(4) driver to the tree. David's goal is to replace the old bridge(4) driver.

FreeBSD CORE Team Office Hours on the 17th of March  

Following on from the effort in 2019, The FreeBSD team is arranging another Community Survey to help shape the future of The FreeBSD Project. The purpose of this survey is to collect quantitative data from the public in order to help guide the project's priorities and efforts. Similar surveys have been conducted twice by the FreeBSD Project and we are preparing for our third. Before publishing the next survey the Core Team welcomes you to attend for a Virtual Town Hall meeting to share some of the insights of the 2020 Community Survey, and seek advice on how the next survey should be conducted.

Valuable News – 2021/02/22  

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22 February 2021
OpenBSD booting multi-user on Apple M1  

Mark Kettenis ([email protected]) is teasing OpenBSD booting multi-user on Apple M1 hardware.

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