pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p1 now available

pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE-p1 now available

The developers of pfSense have announced version 2.4.4-p1. This release features maintenance updates which address several FreeBSD Errata Notices such as IP fragment remediation, denial of service in IPv6 socket listen syscall, and small kernel memory disclosures....

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GhostBSD 18.10 review

User PanoramaCircle does a video review of the latest GhostBSD 18.10. This version in particular is now based on TrueOS, an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD itself. We have come full circle. In the video you will see things like Doom, LibreOffice, GIMP,...

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MeetBSD 2018 Talks Up

MeetBSD 2018 Talks Up

The presentations held for MeetBSD 2018 at Intel's Santa Clara campus back on October are now up. The talks range from Kris Moore's TrueOS,  ZFS panel discussion, Ben's Intel and FreeBSD talk, to a history by Dr. Kirk McKusick. You may view the full playlist link...

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FreeBSD 12.0-RC3 is now available

FreeBSD 12.0-RC3 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the 3rd release candidate of version 12.0. The notable changes are vulnerability and memory leak fixes as listed in the summary below. You can download the ISO/image file here. If you would like to use SVN to do a source...

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[How-To] Stardew Valley on FreeBSD

[How-To] Stardew Valley on FreeBSD

User Wesley Moore shows us how to get Stardew Valley up and running on FreeBSD. Moore credits oshogbo's post earlier with helping him get Stardew Valley to work properly, among other games. See the link below for the full set of instructions. In, A Year Away From Mac...

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BSD Now Episode 274: Language: Assembly

BSD Now Episode 274: Language: Assembly

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss assembly language on OpenBSD, bhyve for FreeBSD development, Gaming on FreeBSD, Thanksgiving and FreeBSD, Dragonfly's hammer2 no space left, and some more. Press play below to tune in:...

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[How-To] Install & Configure FreeBSD 11.2

[How-To] Install & Configure FreeBSD 11.2

User Jacek Kowalczyk shows us how to install and configure FreeBSD 11.2. Jacek configures FreeBSD on a VM as well as a Thinkpad X240, with post-installation instructions. See the link below for the full guide: A few months ago I started using FreeBSD. First it was...

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Games on FreeBSD

Games on FreeBSD

User oshogbo gathers up some notes and guides on how to run Games on FreeBSD. For example, with the command utility fnaify, you can load up some of your favorite Windows games to run on FreeBSD or OpenBSD. Wine is a known Windows emulator originating from Linux....

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BSD Now Episode 273: A Thoughtful Episode

BSD Now Episode 273: A Thoughtful Episode

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss some thoughts on NetBSD 8.0, monitor love for GigaBit OpenBSD firewall, source history of cat, root permission bug on X.org, thoughts on desktop OpenBSD, and review Nom adBSD. Click play...

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BSD Now Episode 272: Detain the bhyve

BSD Now Episode 272: Detain the bhyve

In the 272th episode of BSD Now, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss byproducts of reading OpenBSD's netcat code, porting your own projects to FreeBSD, NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor, dependency in Unix init systems, jailing bhyve, and more. Click play...

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FreeNAS 11.2-RC2 is now available

FreeNAS 11.2-RC2 is now available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available the second release candidate of FreeNAS 11.2. In this version, VMs are more crash resistant, boot loader changed from GRUB to FreeBSD boot loader, more Cloud Sync tasks, removal of several plugins (Sabnzbd, Sickrage,...

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FreeBSD 12.0-RC1 is now available

FreeBSD 12.0-RC1 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the first release candidate of version 12.0. You can download the ISO/image file from here. Notable changes are NFSv4 fixes, new keywords added to rc(8), netmap)4_ fixes, IPv6 fixes, AMD temperature reporting (Ryzen 2),...

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Linux and FreeBSD networking

Linux and FreeBSD networking

User Matteo Croce compares networking on both Linux and FreeBSD on a Dell PowerEdge server. He tests out a software bridge / packet rate, routing, and firewall rules. See the link below for a detailed report of the Linux and FreeBSD network tests. Incipit I work on...

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Project Trident 18.08 RC3 is now available

Project Trident 18.08 RC3 is now available

The third release candidate has been made available for Project Trident version 18.08. Trident is the continuation of the desktop-enhanced operating system for TrueOS, based on the open-source FreeBSD. Head to the download page for full instructions on how to update....

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BSD Now Episode 271: Automatic Drive Tests

BSD Now Episode 271: Automatic Drive Tests

In this BSDNow.TV episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss Midnight BSD 1.0, recap on MeetBSD and EuroBSDcon, DNS over TLS on FreeBSD 12, Upgrade OpenBSD with Ansible, run tests on drives automatically with smartd, and more. Press play below to tune...

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[How-To] Get Started with FreeBSD

[How-To] Get Started with FreeBSD

Users Mark Drake and Justin Ellingwood show us how to get started with a fresh FreeBSD server by logging in via SSH. It also goes through Bash and setting up the root password. Note that this guide mentions DigitalOcean as the host but the process should work on other...

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FreeBSD Foundation Update, October 2018

FreeBSD Foundation Update, October 2018

The FreeBSD Foundation has released their October newsletter consisting up development project updates such as building packages at scale (Proudiere), fundraising initiatives -- Handshake has donated $100,000, release engineering updates highlighting FreeNAS 12.0, and...

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BSD Now Episode 270: Ghostly Releases

BSD Now Episode 270: Ghostly Releases

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss OpenBSD 6.4, GhostBSD 18.04 (RC2), MeetBSD, DragonflyBSD on Thinkpad, NetBSD and porting keybase, OpenSSH 7.9, and FreeBSD draft-ietf-6man-ipv6only-flag. Click play below to tune in:...

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BSD Now Episode 269: Tiny Daemon Lib

BSD Now Episode 269: Tiny Daemon Lib

In this BSD Episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling give an update on the FreeBSD Foundation, tiny C lib for Unix daemons programming, report on EuroBSDcon, test GhostBSD on real hardware, and show us a BSD auth module for duress. Press play below to tune...

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