Kris Moore and the PC-BSD team have been working on several updates for PC-BSD. The most notable are fixes related to the recent Heartbleed/OpenSSL bug, as well as stability issues with the PBI system. The Update Center has also had some changes to improve usability on the PC-BSD operating system. In addition, preload, an adaptive readahead daemon, has been ported over. An alpha version of the Lumina desktop environment is also in development by Ken Moore.
FreeNAS is now offering professional training from ZFS Educator Linda Kateley.
The first run of courses will be an Intro to FreeNAS and ZFS. Learn how to use the FreeNAS GUI, how to do a basic setup for datasets and shares, and how to configure ZFS enterprise features.
For more information check out the following link: http://www.freenas.org/freenas-zfs-training/
pfSense has released version 2.1.2 which addresses the known Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, as well as some minor fixes.
Download the latest release here: https://www.pfsense.org/download/index.html
In other news, pfSense has released information regarding m3.medium and m3.large Amazon EC3 instances:
The Netgate pfSense® marketplace AMI can run on the new m3.medium and m3.large instance types with significantly lower AWS usage charges than on the previously available m3.xlarge instance type.
The first PC-BSD 10.0 quarterly update has come out, and 10.0.1 is now
This update includes a number of important bugfixes, as well as newer
packages and desktops, such as KDE 4.12.2, Cinnamon 2.0 and more. For
more details and updating instructions, refer to the PC-BSD 10.0.1 release notes.
This episode has an interview with Eric Turgeon, founder of the desktop-focused GhostBSD project and a tutorial on disk concatenating in NetBSD.
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FreeNAS is the most popular storage OS in the world, and makes it easy for anyone to build secure, robust network attached storage (NAS) to store files and share files.
About FreeNAS: FreeNAS is a FreeBSD-based (nanobsd) and BSD licensed open source Network Attached Storage Platform developed by iXsystems, that has been optimised to support file storage and files sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems.
The goal of the presentation was to create a simple FreeNAS application to demonstrate some of the common methods used when dealing with FreeNAS development, as well as showcase some of the API.
There’s a post on the GhostBSD blog with an update on what the developers are currently working on:
- Support for all desktop environments will be dropped, apart from Mate
- More focus on tools and utilities such as the Network Manager, Update Manager, Package Manager, and Installer
- A new installer and partition editor have been created
- Developers have started committing code to PC-BSD‘s pc-sysinstall. Great!
This is an interview with Chris Buechler, from the pfSense project, to learn just how easy it can be to deploy a BSD firewall. There’s also a walk through the pfSense interface so you can get an idea of just how convenient and powerful it is.
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