The latest issue of BSD Magazine features an update from Mikhail Zakharov regarding his BeaST storage system, FreeBSD at Google Summer of Code, Multimedia in OpenBSD, ownCloud, and more. This is also Marta’s last issue as the magazine’s product manager. Thank you Marta! Follow the link below to download the PDF/ePub from BSD Mag.


Dear Readers,

I hope you have all been well, safe and warm. We have been having a crazy and unexpected winter attack in Europe. It’s been great enjoying all the snow like how I used to when I was a kid. But in some regions it has been pretty dangerous, so I hope you were all prepared.

Crazy winter weather is almost finished as well as my adventure with BSD Magazine. I would love to thank all of you for being with me during my work as Product Manager in the Mag. Thank you for your support, kind words, help and feedback.

We have been carrying on long disputes, whether we should close the Mag or keep the project. Just now, as I’m writing, I’ve received a final decision about Ewa, the previous Product Manager, taking it back. With this positive information, let’s hop right into the issue.

The issue is being opened by Mikahail Zakharow’s article, Simple Quorum Drive for the FreeBSD CTL HA and the BeaST Storage System. Staying in FreeBSD Corner, you will read Pedro Giffuni’s article BSD:It never really dies.

We have two great articles about OpenBSD this time around. One isfrom our all time favorite author, David Carlier, whoshared with us his thoughts in The State of Multimedia in OpenBSD. From thesecurity standpoint, Albert Hui shared his thoughts on  OpenBSD 6.0 Security Feature Changes and Pledge Security Interface.

And for all of you who have been asking about ownCloud, here it is! Marcus Schmitt shows us  how to Control Your Files Using Your Own Cloud With ownCloud.

Next, you will read an interview with Aryeh Friedman, CTO and co-CEO of Friedman-Nixon-Wong Enterprises, LLC.

Last, but not least, Rob Somerville contributes his insight  on failure in communication and toxic people.

Enjoy reading! I wish you all the best of 2017, and continued satisfaction from upcoming BSD Mag issues.

Marta & BSD Team

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