FreeBSD 7.0 VMWare image available

FreeBSD 7.0 VMWare image available

Greg Larkin has put together a FreeBSD 7.0 VMware image. The zipped image can be found on the SourceHosting.net BitTorrent tracker. Some notes about the image: The VM has been configured with 768Mb of memory. The root password is “password” ZFS is enabled by default...

BSDA Certification DVD (Spring08)

Dru Lavigne announce the availability of the Sprin08 version of the BSDA Certification DVD which can be ordered from the BSD Cert website or the BSDA Registration website. Details of the contents of the DVD, donations and bulk ordering can be found on her...
2 Friends: Beasty and Tux

2 Friends: Beasty and Tux

Oliver Herold sent me a link to a series of drawings featuring Tux and Beastie by the German graphics artist Johannes Kretzschmar which were drawn for the past Chemnitzer Linux Tag 2008. The images are available under a Creative Commons license.

ZFS best practices guide

FreeBSD 7.0 has experimental support for Sun’s ZFS (Zetabyte File System). For those wanting to experiment with it, there’s an excellent guide.

More on FreeBSD and performance

Since the conclusion of the SMPng project, the focus of SMP development in FreeBSD has shifted from deploying locking infrastructure to careful profiling and optimization of kernel SMP strategies for increased performance on common workloads. FreeBSD 7.0 was the first...
BSD hobbiest Deborah Norling

BSD hobbiest Deborah Norling

This is a podcast from BSD Talk with Deborah Norling on her use of BSD on old hardware and accessibility on the BSDs. This interview is quite different from the normal technicals talks. Listen to the podcast: MP3 | OGG