A round up of interesting videos detailing the BSD community and its history. Dive into the minds of Rick Reed, Marshall Kirk McKusick, Robert Watson, and George Neville-Neil. Thanks to users Beastie7, protocelt, PacketMan, & Kalero for collecting the links.
A dedicated BSD user highlights the importance of reporting bugs, an important aspect of contributing to the open source projects as a user.
Check out their blog here: http://www.textplain.net/blog/2015/reporting-bugs-and-the-bsd-community/
Thanks to DragonFlyDigest for linking the article.
Download the PDF/ePUB from here: http://bsdmag.org/download/bsd-09-2015/
The August edition of BSD Magazine features FreeBSD 10.2, Raspberry Pi, FreeNAS, and more. Follow the link to download the PDF/ePub file.
We would like to introduce a new issue made by the BSD Team. This time you will deal with Unix and FreeBSD topics. You will learn more about the basic semantics of Unix United and you will learn how to start terminal in Unix. Most of you know the FreeNAS very well so I would like to invite you to read the Expert says column and check “What’s the Difference Between TrueNAS and FreeNAS? Is TrueNAS Just FreeNAS Installed on a Server?” All your questions will be covered in this article written by Brett Davis. In this issue, we also continue to write about RaspberryPi and I hope you will find the article by Jerry Craft very useful and interesting for those of you who need and want to expand their knowledge on this topic. As always, I would like to thank you all for really great articles and your willingness to help me create this issue of BSD magazine.
Ewa and BSD Team
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Jun Ebihara regarding lesser-known CPU architectures found in NetBSD. They discuss the interesting things about these older machines. Press play below to tune in:
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview DragonFlyBSD developer Sepherosa Ziehau regarding their network stack. In addition, they discuss the various methods of containment and privilege separation. Hit play below to tune in:
This article by Andrew Leonard talks about how the BSD operating system came about to be a dominant player in the open source world. Hear about the story of Bill Joy, Marshall Kirk McKusick, and other big influences and the origins at the University of California, Berkeley.
How Berkeley hackers built the Net’s most fabled free operating system on the ashes of the ’60s — and then lost the lead to Linux.
By the time Bill Joy arrived in Berkeley, Calif., in 1975 to attend graduate school, the fabled capital of leftist radicalism was a bit ragged around the edges. If the 21-year-old programming wunderkind had glanced at the headlines blasting out of the local alternative weeklies, he might have wondered just what kind of insane mess he had gotten himself into. In San Francisco, Patty Hearst was on trial for a bank robbery committed while the newspaper heiress was toting machine guns for the Symbionese Liberation Army. In Oakland, the Weather Underground botched a bombing of a Defense Department building. Even the reliable bugaboo of CIA recruitment on the University of California’s Berkeley campus failed to generate more than a token protest.
Berkeley was burned out, its radical energy wasting away in infantile terrorism, conspiracy theorizing and drug overdoses. The Free Speech Movement that had galvanized the university in the ’60s belonged to another geological age. Ken Thompson, co-creator of the Unix operating system, graduated from Berkeley in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering. He returned to the university from Bell Labs for a sabbatical in 1975. But the campus on which he had once walked to class through clouds of tear gas had changed. That year, says Thompson, Berkeley “had turned into the most politically apathetic place I’d seen.”
But it was the right place for Joy. “He never looked at those [alternative] papers,” says John Gage, a close friend of Joy’s during the Berkeley years and later at Sun Microsystems, a company co-founded by Joy. Today, Joy calls himself a “staunch Democrat” and has recently carved out a new niche as a techno-skeptical doomsayer, but in the ’70s he was, by his own description, “not an activist.” Joy chose to attend UC-Berkeley instead of Stanford or MIT not because he was attracted by its politics or countercultural reputation but because the computer science department’s hardware was so obsolete that he figured he’d have no choice but to confine his research efforts to studying computing theory — which was exactly what he wanted to do.
In this BSD Magazine issue, they present with us NodeJS and FreeBSD, Basecamp project management tool, a complete guide to understanding FreeNAS hardware, Google Earth Foresnics, and as always several articles by Rob Somerville.
Download the PDF/EPUB: http://bsdmag.org/download/nodejs-and-freebsd/