Netflix improves FreeBSD’s sendfile

Netflix improves FreeBSD’s sendfile

  Phoronix has reported that sendfile syscall on FreeBSD has been rewritten to be much faster. Netflix, a company that uses FreeBSD to serve video streams across the country, are the guys behind this project. Log: New sendfile(2) syscall. A joint effort of NGINX and...
Yahoo! & FreeBSD

Yahoo! & FreeBSD

Previously we posted an article about Jan Koum’s beginnings as a FreeBSD developer at Yahoo! He mentioned that he came to Yahoo! because they were using FreeBSD. This interesting page is an excerpt on how the open source operating came to be at the large...

Videos: BSD History

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....
FreeBSD mentioned along with WhatsApp

FreeBSD mentioned along with WhatsApp

Jan Koum, founder of WhatsApp — the popular mobile messaging and voice calling application, has once again given tribute to FreeBSD and spoke of his beginnings at Yahoo. You can read the full article at Wired. WhatsApp is used by 900,000,000 users around the...

BSDNow.TV Episode 095: Bitrot Group Therapy

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Sean Chittenden of Groupon. They discuss the ways ZFS has saved his data, in addition to Groupon’s recent switch to FreeBSD. Hit play below to tune in: Original:...