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.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Michael Lucas and Allan Jude’s book on ZFS, FreeBSD Mastery – ZFS, userhas written a review which may help you out with that decision.
Once again a great FreeBSD book to read. I was anxious to read this after reading FreeBSD Mastery- Storage Essentials 2014. I read where he was writing a ZFS book, but didn’t know it was out until I was asked to review it. I loved the introduction, being into hardware and history, it was such great knowledge. I knew some of this information prior, no where near as in depth as these authors covered. The style is so easy to read and mentally kind, it’s always a pleasure to read. Of course ZFS has been used in other Oses (such as Solaris and Linux) and while it is not new to FreeBSD, many people are either afraid of it because they are moving from Linux or they have heard negative things about it.
Check out her full review here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/datacenter/book-review-freebsd-mastery-zfs/
You can purchase the book from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/FreeBSD-Mastery-ZFS-7/dp/0692452354/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446866943&sr=8-1&
In this BSD Now episode, the stupendous hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Brian Callahan regarding the usage of BSD in education. Click play below to tune in:
For more BSD related content, check out their weekly roundup: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_11_5-BSD-Schooling
Thanks to userwe can get Ghost set up on FreeBSD along with Nginx. Follow the link below for full instructions.
Ghost is blogging platform coded in Node.js. It is open source publishing platform with beautifully designed, user-friendly, and free. It is allows you to easily publish your content on web, or create your portofolio website.
In this tutorial we will install a Ghost with Nginx as our web server on FreeBSD. We will install Node.js, Npm, nginx and sqlite3 on FreeBSD 10.2.
Mr. Backman has returned with another bsdtalk episode.
This episode is brought to you by the id utility, which returns the user identity. id appeared in 4.4 BSD.
An interview from vBSDCon 2015 with Chris Henschen from fP Technologies. They recently ported their filePro Plus product to FreeBSD.
The developers of FreeBSD posted their third quarter status report for 2015.
Nonetheless, despite its record length, this report does not and cannot cover all of the work being done on FreeBSD throughout the reporting period — there are many bug fixes too minor to mention here, and developers too busy working on the next project to write up an entry for the previous project. It is not just the developers committing to Subversion that comprise the ongoing activities of FreeBSD, but also the users testing unreleased code or reporting bugs in released code, and participants on the mailing lists and forums helping each other solve their problems. Even the chats on IRC that wander far from the stated topic of a channel contribute to the community around FreeBSD; it is that community whose effectiveness and helpfulness is a key component of the effectiveness and usefulness of FreeBSD itself. Not just to the developers listed in this report, but to everyone in the community, thank you for making FreeBSD a great operating system.—Ben Kaduk
View the entire report here: https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2015-07-2015-09.html
The superb hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Jordan Hubbard regarding NeXTBSD, and also the future of BSD itself. Following that is a recap of OpenZFS. Click play below to tune in:
For more BSD related content: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_10_28-Whats_next_for_BSD
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 world.
Take a ride through the FreeBSD realm, behind the eyes of a Linux user. This is a three part series written by user eerielinux. They explain a lot of the functions in the shell, frrom updating the system to retrieving applications from the ports tree.
If you’re interested in why some users have FreeBSD as their operating system of choice, this thread from /r/sysadmin documents a bunch of pros and cons from system administrators all around.
The top comment reads:
- better networking implementation
- having a single source for everything (as opposed to kernel vs os)
- the ports collection
- the bsd startup system
- the freebsd community
Some people may NOT prefer these, but others do. It all comes down to preference and what you are using the system for.
Thanks to http://www.dragonflydigest.com/2015/10/17/16916.html for linking this post.