- A backup server with FreeBSD for mixed networks in SOHO environment
- Keep OpenBSD customers satisfied
- FreeBSD in Xen Cloud Platform (XCP)
- FreeBSD on Rails
- Manage your Ruby Versions Under FreeBSD
- The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
- Creating PBI’s with EasyPBI
- Sofin, the Software Installer
If you need Skype on FreeBSD (be aware though ;-), Artyom Mirgorodskiy managed to get the Linux version of Skype (22.214.171.124) to work on FreeBSD. The FreeBSD Skype port is deprecated, but if you follow the steps in Artyom’s guide, it should work fine.
I have not tried it, but if you’re successful, let us all know in the comments
iXsystems, the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD certified servers and storage solutions, has announced that their TrueNAS Unified Storage Appliance has been now been certified as Citrix Ready.
“The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking, and cloud computing solutions from Citrix. TrueNAS completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenServer®, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.
The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that TrueNAS™ has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenServer to keep virtual machines available and business running smoothly.
TrueNAS has been verified for use with XenServer through both NFS and iSCSI. TrueNAS includes a wide variety of protocols and services to support both file-based and block-based usage. Completion of Citrix Ready verification is a step forward, confirming TrueNAS’s ability to integrate into virtualized environments. Many iXsystems clients already back their XenServer infrastructure with TrueNAS, enjoying easy management and reliable performance.
As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer our clients intelligent solutions that combine TrueNAS unified storage with Citrix XenServer,” said Peter Allen, Applied Engineering Specialist. “The offering demonstrates our plans to work with trusted partners, through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem, in order to provide the highest quality experience for our clients.”
Another happy, new FreeBSD user:
I found a major difference between Linux and FreeBSD: performance and memory usage. The performance was nearly same as Linux, but slightly better. Memory usage change, was drastic. FreeBSD is just too good at managing memory.
After the trial VPS, I started moving my stuff from the Gentoo VPS to the new one. Ran it for testing few days, and it continued to amaze me. FreeBSD’s official slogan is “The Power to Serve”. So much true is that! And that ended up as migrating other VPSes to FreeBSD as well.
Read the whole post here: The move from Linux to FreeBSD
If you were able to attend, it would be nice to hear in the comments below what you enjoyed most and which presentation you particularly enjoyed interested in.
Fourteen months since the release of FreeBSD 8.3, the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.3 whilst also introducing some new features.
Some of the highlights found in the 8.4 release are:
- Gnome version 2.32.1, KDE version 4.10.1
- Feature flags 5000 version of the ZFS filesystem; Asynchronous destruction of ZFS datasets; LZ4 compression and ZIO NOP-write optimisation.
- Support for all shipping LSI storage controllers
- Bug fixes and updates to key components such as OpenSSL, OpenSSH, named, NFS, AWK, tcsh, and BZIP2, etc.
More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.
The following companies were recommended:
- John Companies
- BSD VM
- Tilaa (NL)
- Hetzner (DE)
- BSD Hosting
- ARP Networks
- Pair Networks
- Corgitech (contributed by Sam)
- OVH (US, CA, IE, FR) (thanks Kenta)
- LeaseWeb (NL, US, DE) (thanks to Kenta)
- Hostigation (thank you Jean-Philippe)
- Kimsufi (FR) (thanks Charles)
- TransIP.eu (contributed by Kaan)
- FirstVDS.ru (RU) (thanks Igor)
If you’re happy with your FreeBSD hosting company, please share with fellow readers and leave a comment below.
Alexander has been working on a new FreeBSD monitoring tool and the first public release for FreeBSD is now available. He is looking for interested people who are willing to try and test it, and give him feedback.
We looking to build a proper, useful full coverage monitoring solution for FreeBSD and need your feedback.
The FreeBSD Foundation sponsors regularly people to attend FreeBSD related conferences, who will then afterwards write up a report about their experience.
Read the Eitan’s trip report: BSDCan Trip Report by Eitan Adler