nixCraft has created a YouTube tutorial explaining the installation process for FreeBSD 10. If you have not tried installing it yet, you can follow along with this guide by checking out the video below:
In this article by the Brio Team, Linux and FreeBSD are compared in terms of its developers, security, licensing, and compatibility with hardware and software. The author also explains which one may be a better fit for a specific user. In addition, it discusses the UNIX element of each kernel.
For most users, the difference between Linux and FreeBSD is not something significant, as the two operating systems frequently share even the same applications. Both of these Operating Systems are UNIX like, in their form and function; while they are developed mainly for non-commercial interests. However, on taking a closer look one can uncover more differences between the two.
Check out the full article here: http://brioteam.com/linux-versus-freebsd-comprehensive-comparison
This BSDNow.TV episode discusses OpenBSD’s ports and package system. Karl Lehenbauer is also interviewed and talks about the use of FreeBSD at FlightAware. Press play below to watch:
The following BSDNow.TV roundup brings you even more talks from BSDCan 2014. The list contains the talks hosted on YouTube:
- More presentations and trip reports are still being uploaded
- Ingo Schwarze, New Trends in mandoc
- Vsevolod Stakhov, The Architecture of the New Solver in pkg
- Julio Merino, The FreeBSD Test Suite
- Zbigniew Bodek, Transparent Superpages for FreeBSD on ARM
- There’s also a trip report from Michael Dexter and another (very long and detailed) trip report from our friend Warren Block that even gives us some linkage, thanks!
This video on how to set up CARP Fail-over and High Availability on FreeBSD was also included:
Check out the official page here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_06_04-airports_and_packages
As many readers of this blog may know, for many years Microsoft has worked with the Linux community and contributed a number of device drivers to the Linux kernel, known as the Linux Integration Services. These drivers allow the Linux system to run well under Hyper-V and in Microsoft Azure.
More recently, Microsoft has worked with the FreeBSD community to contribute equivalent drivers to FreeBSD 10. These are known as the BSD Integration Services (BIS) for FreeBSD. This article will provide instructions on how to prepare and upload a FreeBSD 10 image to run in Microsoft Azure.
Check out the full article with graphics here: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/05/22/running-freebsd-in-azure/?WT.mc_id=RI_twitter_FreeBSDblog_53014#wa
The folks at BSDNow have shared a list of talks given at BSDCan 2014. All videos have been made available on YouTube below:
- The majority of the BSDCan talks are finally uploaded, so prepare to be flooded with links
- Karl Lehenbauer’s keynote (he’s on next week’s episode)
- Mariusz Zaborski and Pawel Jakub Dawidek, Capsicum and Casper (relevant to today’s interview)
- Luigi Rizzo, In-kernel OpenvSwitch on FreeBSD
- Dwayne Hart, Migrating from Linux to FreeBSD for Backend Data Storage
- Warner Losh, NAND Flash and FreeBSD
- Simon Gerraty, FreeBSD bmake and Meta Mode
- Bob Beck, LibreSSL – The First 30 Days
- Henning Brauer, OpenBGPD Turns 10 Years Old
- Arun Thomas, BSD ARM Kernel Internals
- Peter Hessler, Using BGP for Realtime Spam Lists
- Pedro Giffuni, Features and Status of FreeBSD’s Ext2 Implementation
- Matt Ahrens, OpenZFS Upcoming Features and Performance Enhancements
- Daichi Goto, Shellscripts and Commands
- Benno Rice, Keeping Current
- Sean Bruno, MIPS Router Hacking
- John-Mark Gurney, Optimizing GELI Performance
- Patrick Kelsey, Userspace Networking with libuinet
- Massimiliano Stucchi, IPv6 Transitioning Mechanisms
- Roger Pau Monné, Taking the Red Pill
- Shawn Webb, Introducing ASLR in FreeBSD
- There’s also a trip report from Peter Hessler and one from Julio Merino
Check out the official post from BSDNow here: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_05_28-the_friendly_sandbox
EuroBSDcon is the European technical conference for users and developers of BSD-based systems. The conference will take place September 25 to 28 at InterExpo Congress Center in Sofia (see http://iec.bg/en/). Tutorials will be held on Thursday and Friday, while the shorter talks and papers program is on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on how to apply, check out the official page here: http://2014.eurobsdcon.org/calendar/call-for-papers/
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore catch up on some feedback emails and show us a prerecorded talk with Matthew Ahrens about ZFS. Press the play below while we await their upcoming episode on BSDCan.
Michael W Lucas has summarized a recent FreeBSD devsummit regarding ports and packages. In this devsummit, it started with an overview of Debian packages and dependencies. Using qemu BSD user mode for cross-building packages was also in talks. Cross-building has seen improvements, and nightly ARM crossbuild packages are being tested, which may be ready by EuroBSDCon. Other things discussed were PortCI, Jenkins bhyve, as well as a possibility of using certificate transparency via X.509v3 extension.
Check out the full notes here: http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/2065
BSD Now Episode 36 shows how to set up RAID arrays in FreeBSD and there’s also an interview with David Chisnall – of the FreeBSD core team – about the switch to Clang.
Other subjects being discussed are:
- OpenBSD 5.5 released
- FreeBSD foundation funding highlights
- OpenSSH without OpenSSL
- BSDMag’s April 2014 issue is out
- Interview – David Chisnall
- Tutorial – RAID in FreeBSD and OpenBSD
- BSDTalk episode 240
- m2k14 trip reports
- Why you should use FreeBSD on your cloud VPS
- PC-BSD weekly digest
Other formats can be watched/downloaded here.
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