In this post I am linking to a some interesting updates, additions or changes that were made last week in the FreeBSD code or in the source code of the following FreeBSD-based flavours: PC-BSD, FreeNAS, GhostBSD, m0n0wall or pfSense.
If I have missed out any updates that you are excited about, please share with us all in the comments below.
Some device controller detection updates
Many of the changes and updates are around user creation, login and authentication
No more automatic logins; password now required
Ask for new password on login screen for the first time
Add the ability to manage sudo users and groups from GUI
Reset root password for security reasons. root is the new login for the WebGUI (as opposed to admin) and will be reset in the first login.
Themes and wallpapers updated for 10.0, which will be called Joule
9.x first-boot movie removed
Password changing bug fixed
Flash plugin enabled on first start (pc-bsd 10)
Export Jail bug fixed
Due to time constraints and the many bug fixes in the FreeBSD code, I’m leaving FreeBSD out.