Available: GhostBSD 2.0 – Beta2

GhostBSD is a live CD aimed at improving the FreeBSD users' GNOME desktop experience. GhostBSD is relatively young: version 1.0 was released in March 2010, 1.5 in July, and 2.0 is now in active development; Beta 2 is now available: We, the developing team of GhostBSD,...

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Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC2

Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC2

The PC-BSD Team has announced (pc-bsd blog) the availability of the second Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. This will be the last beta version prior to release which is expected some time in the next 2–3 weeks. In addition to some fixes in response to...

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Available: FreeBSD 7.4-RC2

Available: FreeBSD 7.4-RC2

The second Release Candidate build for the FreeBSD-7.4 release cycle is available from the FreeBSD website for testing. ISO images fcan be downloaded from most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Check out the official announcement for further details about this release. The...

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Available: FreeBSD 7.4-RC2

What version of FreeBSD are you using (Poll)?

Time for a Poll. If FreeBSD is running nicely on your server then there's not always a need to update or upgrade to the latest versions. Some people are still running happily FreeBSD 4.x on their servers, whereas others like to stay up to date, or even test FreeBSD 9....

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GhostBSD development in 2011

GhostBSD development in 2011

Continuing with the "2011" series, let's have a look today at the development planned for GhostBSD. Earlier posts can be found here: PC-BSD, pfSense, HeX Live, MaheshaBSD. GhostBSD is relatively new. This project started in 2010 and is being worked on by Eric Turgeon...

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MaheshaBSD development in 2011

MaheshaBSD development in 2011

Juraj Sipos has written up something about the state of MaheshaBSD and his development plans for 2011. I have emailed different developers and project founders asking what they are working on and what they are planning to release in 2011 (PC-BSD, pfSense, HeX Live)....

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Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC2

Available: PC-BSB 9.0 testing snapshot

Kris Moore has announced another PC-BSD 9.0 testing snapshot: "Another release of the PC-BSD 9 snapshot is now available for download. This snapshot includes a bunch of bug-fixes to the GDM login manager, some new meta-pkgs, and fixes to the PBI command-line...

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Available: FreeBSD 8.2-RC2

Ken Smith has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.2-RC2. This is the second iteration of Release Candidates which will lead to 8.2-RELEASE. Check out the updated release schedule and yet-to-completed tasks on the FreeBSD wiki. The second Release Candidate for the...

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HeX LiveCD development in 2011

HeX LiveCD development in 2011

This is the 3rd post relating to planned development for FreeBSD-based O/S this yea (1: PC-BSD, 2: pfSense) HeX LiveCD is a Network Security Monitoring (NSM) centric Live CD, built based on the principles of NSM, for analysts, by analysts. Besides containing most of...

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pfSense development in 2011

pfSense development in 2011

Recently I contacted lead developers of different FreeBSD based projects and asked them about their development plans and ideas for 2011. Yesterday we looked at PC-BSD, let's now see what the pfSense developers have in store. As most of you will be aware, pfSense is a...

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Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC2

PC-BSD development in 2011

I've contacted the lead developers of different FreeBSD based projects and asked them about their development plans and ideas for 2011. Let's start with PC-BSD today. As you all know, PC-BSD is a free, open-source operating system based on rock-solid FreeBSD, focusing...

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Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC2

Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC1

The PC-BSD Team has announced the availability of the first Release Candidate for PC-BSD 8.2. Version 8.2-RC1 contains a number of enhancements, improvements, and bug fixes in response to previous 8.2 testing snapshots. Some of the notable changes are: Updated to...

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FreeBSD on Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)

FreeBSD on Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)

Following reports (e.g. Hackers bust PS3 DRM wide open with private key hack)  that hackers had found a way to obtain Sony PlayStation 3's private cryptography key, it was only a matter of time of FreeBSD would be run on Sony's latest gaming station. The latest hack...

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Top 15 Posts and Search Terms in 2010

I thought I'd share the 15 most popular posts of 2010. Interestingly, people were looking for ways to use FreeBSD as a desktop operating system: posts on FreeNAS (4) and Google Chrome (3)  and "live systems" (2) were very popular: FreeBSD will continue supporting ZFS...

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New tabs: News Feeds and Contribute

I've added to two new tabs in the menu above: News Feeds - RSS feeds from regularly updated FreeBSD sites. If you want yours adding, let me know. Contribute. If you have any stories please submit them here. If you want to post a guest post you're most welcome. (apart...

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