BSD Now Episode 266: File Type History

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss OpenBSD and NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve, user vermaden's FreeBSD story, OpenBSD on the desktop, history of filetype info in Unix dirs, multiboot Pinebook KDE neon image, and some...

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pfSense 2.4.4 is available

pfSense 2.4.4 is available

In case you missed it, the developers of pfSense have made available version 2.4.4-RELEASE. Notable changes are the base OS update to FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p3, PHP 7.2, Routed IPsec (VTI), IPsec Speed Improvements, Default Gateway Group, and much more. For a detailed...

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Haiku R1/beta1 is now available

Haiku R1/beta1 is now available

Haiku, an open-source operating system based on BeOS, has made available version R1/beta1. Haiku is unique in that it supports a FreeBSD compatibility layer for network drivers that work on FreeBSD. Head on over to their page to learn more about Haiku, and possibly to...

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BSD Now Episode 265: Software Disenchantment

BSD Now Episode 265: Software Disenchantment

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss EuroBSDcon, disenchanting software, LLVM 7.0.0, Thinkpad BIOS update, HardenedBSD Foundation, and  ZFS send vs rsync. Press play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAfZrl8ldVg BSD...

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September 2018 FreeBSD Foundation Update

September 2018 FreeBSD Foundation Update

The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their update for all the progress made in the month of September. This newsletter consists of development projects such as FreeBSD 12.0, fundraising initiatives (please donate if you haven't already!), release engineering work such as...

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Dual booting Linux and FreeBSD

Dual booting Linux and FreeBSD

Jesse Smith of DistroWatch discusses dual-booting FreeBSD and Ubuntu in this brief walkthrough. There are many reasons why one would want to use both operating systems on the same computer as they serve different tasks. See the guide below for the full set of...

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[How-To] FreeBSD Install Nginx Webserver

[How-To] FreeBSD Install Nginx Webserver

User Vivek Gite is back again with another FreeBSD tutorial outlining the installation of Nginx. Nginx is an open-source webserver that can be used as a load balancer, mail proxy, reverse proxy, and HTTP cache. How do I install an Nginx webserver under a FreeBSD Unix...

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FreeBSD lockless algorithm – seq

FreeBSD lockless algorithm – seq

User oshogbo//vx discusses seq, a FreeBSD lockless algorithm in this blog post. They go into detail about what the seq_write, seq_consistent, and other seq functions do for the algorithm. You may view the full post at the link below. Those days locking algorithms are...

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What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it?

What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it?

User John Paul goes into detail about the benefits of ZFS, or Zettabyte File System, the chosen filesystem for FreeBSD and other operating systems like FreeNAS. He also gives a little bit of history behind ZFS, going back to the Sun times. Today, we will take a look...

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BSD Now Episode 264: Optimized-out

In this BSD Now episode hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss FreeBSD and dragonflyBSD benchmarks with AMD Threadripper, NetBSD 7.2, optimized out DTrace kernel symbols, stuck UEFI bootloaders, why ed is not a good editor today, your BSD story, and more....

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GhostBSD tested on ThinkPad T410

GhostBSD tested on ThinkPad T410

User Panorama as a circle  tries out GhostBSD, an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD, on a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 notebook. They try out different applications such as OctoPkg, GNOME MPlayer, LibreOffice, as well as some games like Doom. Check out the video...

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MeetBSD California 2018 Promo Video

MeetBSD California 2018 Promo Video

MeetBSD will be back this year at Intel's Santa Clara campus on October 19-20. Registration is still open for those who are interested in enriching their BSD experience. MeetBSD started 10 years ago in 2008 and continues to offer quality presentations from all areas...

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Trying out FreeBSD 12-ALPHA2

Trying out FreeBSD 12-ALPHA2

User RoboNuggie tries out FreeBSD 12-ALPHA2 in a VirtualBox VM and walks us through their experience. For those looking to test it out or wondering what the install process is like check out this video. https://youtu.be/jwWbBVmXBlo More videos from RoboNuggie:...

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RoboNuggie FreeBSD Tips & Tricks (Videos)

RoboNuggie FreeBSD Tips & Tricks (Videos)

User RoboNuggie has a channel full of tutorials for the FreeBSD operating system, ranging from Installing Desktop FreeBSD, How to set up ScummVM on FreeBSD, Install & Manage Perl Modules, and much more. Head on over to their channel and learn different things to get...

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BSD Now Episode 263: Encrypt That Pool

BSD Now Episode 263: Encrypt That Pool

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss mitigating Spectre/Meltdown on HP proliant servers, omniOS installation, debugging memory corruption on OpenBSD, CfT for OpenZFS native encryption, Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance at VMworld,...

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FreeNAS 11.2-BETA3 is now available

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA3 is now available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available the THIRD BETA of version 11.2. This release features iocage fixes, cloud sync, GUI updates, and many more. For a detailed list of changes see the release notes below. You can download the latest version here. We are...

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OPNsense 18.7.2 is available

OPNsense 18.7.2 is available

The developers of OPNsense have made available version 18.7.2. Notable changes are updates to IPv6 gateway, system wizard ACL, DHCPv6 fixes, plugins such as nginx, freeradius, haproxy, and many more bug fixes. For a detailed list check out the link below. Good day...

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FreeBSD Foundation Update, August 2018

FreeBSD Foundation Update, August 2018

The FreeBSD Foundation has released their August 2018 issue highlighting the things they're working on last month. It features development project updates such as USB mass storage support using Common Access Memory (CAM) target layer, fundraising initiatives, an...

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 11.1 end-of-life

The FreeBSD Security Team has announced End-of-Life (EoL) for FreeBSD version 11.1. Those still on it may consider upgrading to a later version, as patches and updates will no longer be available on September 30, 2018. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512...

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