Ken Smith has announced the availability of FreeBSD 7.2-RC1 t.
The first of two planned Release Candidates for the FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE cycle is now available. Testing of some of the recent work would be particularly appreciated.
The release schedule states that the final release is to be expected early May.
The decision was motivated by FreeBSD’s license, stability and version control.
… In addition, the Great Bay has changed to FreeBSD® for all of its appliances, a move motivated by a quest for greater performance, more stability in terms of licensing, and better version control.
“For us, running on a generic Linux variant was no longer enough”, said Pettit.
“In our move to FreeBSD, we’ve seen dramatic improvements across the board. For example, in our most frequent database transactions we’ve actually tripled the performance of the system.”
Great Bay Software is the company behind Beacon Endpoint Profiler™ which is used for the deployment and management of 802.1X and Network Admission Control (NAC) systems. Their product is used in authentication-enabled networks, compliance initiatives, and incident response processes.
Daniel Geržo is looking for people to test his SysInfo script. This project is part of his thesis and it automatically documents the settings of a FreeBSD box.
I would greatly appreciate if you guys could test it in your environment and provide some feedback. I would also like to hear your opinions on what kind of information would you be interested in, in the above described situation. If your ideas happen to be reasonable, I will gladly implement them and include in the next release of SysInfo.
BSD Cell provide Freebsd jails/vps which are hosted at gigeservers behind state of the art ddos protection. IRC is allowed, and reverse dns can be done by a support ticket.
Currently two plans are available: Jail 01 and Jail 02.
The website looks quite bare at the moment, without telephone contact numbers or address details. Hopefully the site will be made to look more professional to attract buyers….
BitDefender have released their anti-virus software for Unices (Linus & FreeBSD)
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is a versatile on-demand scanner built for Linux and FreeBSD systems. It provides antivirus and antispyware scanning for both UNIX-based and Windows-based partitions.
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices is highly customizable and capable of script and extension-based integration with various applications such as file managers and mail clients.
BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices may be used free of charge at home or on your personal computer. In case you want to use BitDefender Antivirus for Unices for business purposes, a registration key must be purchased through the BitDefender Online Store or from BitDefender certified partners.
Check the website for the features, benefits and system requirements.
The FreeBSD Ports counter has gone through the 20.000 mark. That’s really impressive.
FreeBSD users should be grateful to all those dedicated porters that devote their (spare) time to porting software for use on FreeBSD.
Some useful ports related links:
Denys Sinyakov emailed me asking to let you all know about a new BSD VPS service that he has started.
If you were looking for affordable and robust virtual server solution YOU are at the RIGHT place! Our company offers virtual private servers on the most stable in the world BSD platform. This includes operating systems from BSD family such as FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. We are NOT using jail technology to limit VPS/VDS resources and implemented VMware and VirtualBox technolgy. This allow us to provide dedicated recources to every client and to give away the whole control over the OS without any limitations.