Qt 5.9 on FreeBSD

Qt 5.9 on FreeBSD

Qt 5.9 is now on FreeBSD according to developers Tobias and Raphael. Qt is an open-source application framework for developing application software. You may download it from the FreeBSD ports tree. With Qt 5.9, the Elisa music player works, for instance (where it has...

Should I use BSD? r/BSD

A user at r/BSD asks the community if they should use BSD, coming from a Linux background. A lengthy discussion follows. Here are some of the top comments: For starting I would recommend TrueOS, you can check a FreeBSD base quick and with good defaults. Then if you...

BSDNow.TV Episode 228: The Spectre of Meltdown

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling discuss the Spectre & Meltdown situation, look at NetBSD memory sanitizer progress, Postgres on ZFS, and show us a bit about NomadBSD. Press play below to tune in: Jupiter Broadcasting show...

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability

The FreeBSD Security Team have issued a notice regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability, known to affect many Intel systems around the world. A fix is in progress and will be announced soon.You may view the report from various websites below. By now, we're...

BSD Now 227: The long core dump

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude walk us through dumping a PS4 kernel in 6 days, discuss NetBSD 7.11, show us how to run FreeBSD on Thinkpad T470, and update us on the OpenBSD’s pledge progress. Click play below to tune in:...

Are All BSDs Created Equally?

This presentation by Ilja van Sprundel discusses how the major BSDs handle their security kernel bug advisories — FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD. In this presentation I start off asking the question “How come there are only a handful of BSD security kernel...
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