FreeBSD 7 – a taste of things to come

Kris Kennaway from the FreeBSD project has created an interesting 37-page PDF showing some of the good things to come with FreeBSD 7.0. (including some much promising graphs!). Especially the speed of MySQL on a FreeBSD server is impressive. It now even beats Linux!...
FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 Available

FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 Available

Now that FreeBSD 7.0-beta1 has been released, the final stage of the FreeBSD-7.0 Release cycle has begun. The FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available for download on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. The more people that test and report...

BSDConTR – Turkey BSD conference

The BSD Conference in Turkey is over now. Diomidis Spinellis, a FreeBSD committer since 2003, wrote about the conference on his blog This has been a wonderful experience. The conference’s location, the Rectorate of the Marmara University, (SultanAhmet,...

Building bootable FreeBSD/i386 images

From time to time I hear people complain at how hard it is to build an image from the FreeBSD sources. This week, I’ll explain how I built a bootable i386 image on a USB flash device and also make some observations about the results. Recently, I needed to create...

Managing Multiple FreeBSD Systems

It is quite simple to manage multiple FreeBSD systems on your network, and to keep them maintained to the same revision level. The buildworld process can be quite long, but luckily, you only need to do it once, no matter how many FreeBSD machines you operate. In this...