BSD Now Episode 320 – Codebase: Neck Deep

BSD Now Episode 320 – Codebase: Neck Deep

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss Google Pixelbook with FreeBSD, NetBSD and AMDx86-64 port, ZFS performance degradation and quota limits, KA9Q-unix fixing up, review of HAMMER2 and fsck, startx(1) for non-root users, and some...

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FreeBSD 12.1-RC2 is now available

FreeBSD 12.1-RC2 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the second release candidate of version 12.1. Notable changes are updated loader.efi, ixgbe(4) driver, sdhci(4), and fixes to null pointer dereference and SCTP. More changes since the last release can be found at the link...

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Trying FreeBSD For The First Time by Tyler’s Tech

Trying FreeBSD For The First Time by Tyler’s Tech

Tyler the user installed FreeBSD and tried out the open-source operating system, for the first time ever. He plays around GIMP photo software, the terminal/console, tweaks the desktop environment, and browses around with Firefox. Check out the video below to see the...

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BSD Link Roundup 10.17

BSD Link Roundup 10.17

Here is the mid October roundup of BSD related posts, ranging from questions about BSD, security advisories, drivers, talks, the usual hardware, related operating systems, and other miscellaneous news. What is the best derivative compatible with BSD? via FreeBSD...

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End-of-Life: FreeBSD 11.2

End-of-Life: FreeBSD 11.2

The FreeBSD Security Team has announced that version 11.2 will be no longer be supported and deprecated at the end of October. For those who are still on 11.2, you may want to consider upgrading to version 12.0, or 12.1 once the official release is out in a few weeks....

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BSD Now Episode 319: Lack Rack, Jack

BSD Now Episode 319: Lack Rack, Jack

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss causing ZFS to corrupt for kicks, a tutorial on NetBSD Assembly Programming, the one and only IKEA Server Lack Rack, new OmniOS Community Edition LTS, FreeBSD List Block Devices lsblk(8) style,...

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FreeBSD 12.1-RC2 is now available

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD, open-source operating system, have made available the third BETA of version 12.1 (RC1 should be releasing shortly). Notable changes a fix to imx6-based arm board, 64-bit long double types, overflow logic error in fsck_msdoosfs(8),...

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BSD Now Episode 318: The TrueNAS Library

BSD Now Episode 318: The TrueNAS Library

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss DragonFlyBSD vs FreeBSD & Linux benchmarks on Ryzen 7, JFK Library uses TrueNAS for digital archives, FreeBSD 12-1 BETA, obscure yet cool X11 tools, vBSDcon, Project Trident 12-U7, new UNIX...

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Project Trident 12-U8 is now available

Project Trident 12-U8 is now available

The developers of Project Trident have made available the 8th general package update to version 12, based TrueOS 12-STABLE. Notable new packages are ardour5, audacity, rust-nightly, wallutils, zetacoin,  and many others. In addition, hundreds of packages have been...

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FreeBSD FUSE Driver from Alan Somers

FreeBSD FUSE Driver from Alan Somers

FreeBSD contributor Alan Somers was tasked with a rewrite of the FUSE driver for the FreeBSD operating system. FUSE, known as Filesystem in USErspace, is a protocol and driver that allows file system implementation from userspace processes. See the blog from the...

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FreeBSD 12.1-RC2 is now available

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA2 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the second BETA of version 12.1. Notable changes in this version include fixes to fusefs(5), msdosfs(5), mpr(4), mps(4), capsicum(4), bhyve(4), and a number of other patches. You can download the 12.1 ISO/images from here....

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[How-To] Set Up Buildbot on FreeBSD

[How-To] Set Up Buildbot on FreeBSD

This guide by Andreas Sommer of DigitalOcean will show you how to install and configure Buildbot on your FreeBSD server. Buildbot is an open-source continuous integration framework designed to automate, build, and test releases in your software development cycle....

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BSD Now Episode 317: Bots Building Jails

BSD Now Episode 317: Bots Building Jails

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss Buildbot in FreeBSD, mail sever with OpenSMTPD, Rspamd and Dovecot, HamBSD and OpenBSD amateur packet radio, HAMMER2 gets fsck on DragonFlyBSD, and startx for users. Tune in below:...

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