Released: GhostBSD 2.0

Last week GhostBSD 2.0 was released GhostBSD is a free operating system based on FreeBSD that can either be installed or run as Live-CD. Its default graphical environment is GNOME and GhostBSD 2.0 is based on FreeBSD 8.2. The installer is not a point-and-click GUI but...

PBI 9.0 re-implemented for Free/PC-BSD

A few days ago I mentioned that Kris Moore would be attending AsiaBSDCon 2011. Due to the changed circumstances in Japan Kris won’t be able to make this presentation now. However, from his slides on the new PBI 9.0 format you can pretty much figure out what he was...
Available: FreeNAS 8.0-RC3

Available: FreeNAS 8.0-RC3

Josh Paetzel has announced the third Release Candidate of FreeNAS. A number of bugs have been squashed, problems fixed, and, surprisingly for an RC3, new features added (volume importer in the storage application). Highlights include a volume importer better AFP...

PC-BSD 9-CURRENT testing snapshot

If you have some free time this week and wanting to check out some of the new features of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0, you can download and test drive the latest snapshot of PC-BSD 9.0. One of the most interesting features are support of multiple window managers (gnome,...
pfSense: Build an UTM, and 2.0-RC1 available

pfSense: Build an UTM, and 2.0-RC1 available

smallnetbuilder.com has an article (Build your own UTM with pfSense) showing what you can do with pfSense as Unified Threat Management appliance, esp. with regards to Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Anti-Virus, Content Filtering, Anti-Spam and Traffic Control. The...

Making a software RAID1 under FreeNAS (video)

These two videos show how to set up a software RAID1 under FreeNAS. If you’re wondering what RAID1 means, RAID1 uses mirroring to write data to for instance two drives. This means that when you write a file or save a video, the file is written to two disks. If...