PC-BSD 1.4 LiveCD

PC-BSD 1.4 LiveCD

If you are interested in BSD live CDs, here is another interesting option: PC-BSD LiveCD. This CD is probably one of the best live desktop BSD products built to-date. Based on FreeBSD 6.2, it includes KDE 3.5.6, X.Org 7.2, Kaffeine media player with support for MP3,...
FreeSBIE 2.0.1 – Review

FreeSBIE 2.0.1 – Review

This is a FreeSBIE 2.0.1 review by Steve Lake on Raiden.net From great anticipation to utter misery to mixed reactions. That in general sums up my experience with FreeSBIE 2.0.1. For a live cd that’s built on one of the greatest free operating systems in the world...

PC-BSD, a 24 hour test drive

About a week ago, Ars Technica wrote a 2 page review of PC-BSD. PC-BSD is not a Linux distribution, but rather it could be considered among the first major FreeBSD-based distributions to live outside of the official FreeBSD. Like most distributions, it has implemented...

pfSense 1.2 status update

I’ve been going through all the open bug tickets cleaning up things that have been fixed and reviewing everything else to help Scott and the other developers fix the remaining issues. We’re down to about a half dozen known issues in the current RELENG_1_2...

pfSense versus m0n0wall

A very short comparison Compared to m0n0wall, it (i.e. pfSense) has many many more features. That proves problematic for very basic systems, like the soekris net4501 which only has 64mb of ram. m0n0wall runs great on that platform, but pfsense requires 128MB of RAM so...
A look at the FreeNAS server

A look at the FreeNAS server

Gary Sims, a freelance Linux consultant and writer who has a degree in Business Information Systems has published a review of FreeNAS on Linux.com. FreeNAS, an open source NAS server, can convert a PC into a network-attached storage server. The software, which is...