Bjoern Zeeb receives 2nd Itojun Service Award

Bjoern Zeeb received the second Itojun Service Award at he IETF 79 meeting in Beijing last month. Bjoern A. Zeeb, a FreeBSD Developer, received the award for his dedicated work to make significant improvements in open source implementations of IPv6. IPv6 is the next...

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Bordeaux Sale on (50% discount)

Bordeaux Sale on (50% discount)

Tom Wickline has announced a 50% off recession busting sale on Bordeaux for FreeBSD and PC-BSD. If sustainable, the sale will last till US unemployment rate falls below 7%. To help the FreeBSD Foundation in it's end-of-year fund-raise drive, I will donate any...

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FreeBSD Foundation EOY fund-raise drive

FreeBSD Foundation EOY fund-raise drive

The FreeBSD Foundation has kicked off its annual end-of-year fund-raise drive, and is calling happy (Free)BSD users make a small donation to help the FreeBSD Project fund new initiatives, sponsor FreeBSD Conferences, grant travel grants etc. The Foundation has...

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Released: FreeNAS 8 (Beta)

Released: FreeNAS 8 (Beta)

Warner Losh, of iXsystems, announced last week the availability of FreeNAS 8. Since there were some issues with the initial beta, ensure you're downloading the latest version (r5605). Warner writes: "iXsystems is pleased to announced FreeNAS 8.0 Beta. FreeNAS 8.0 has...

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New theme

Since I'm having a few issues with the current theme and I'm in favour of something lighter, I'm going to update the theme based on your suggestions and feedback next week. Apart from being lighter, the new theme will have more integration with social networks and...

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NYI Sponsors NYCBSDCon 2010

NYI Sponsors NYCBSDCon 2010

New York Internet (NYI) is sponsoring NYCBSDCon 2010 which is taking place this weekend. NYCBSDCon is a bi-annual BSD conference held at Manhattan's prestigious Cooper Union. NYI has a long history of supporting open source projects, particularly the BSDs. It has...

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PC-BSD 9.0 (alpha) available for testing

PC-BSD 9.0 (alpha) available for testing

Kris Moore announced the availability of PC-BSD 9.0 (alpha):I’m pleased to make available our first 9-Current alpha snapshot for you to begin playing with. This testing snapshot contains MANY new features and improvements that we plan on including...

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BSD Magazine (Oct-2010) issue: VPN and BSD

BSD Magazine (Oct-2010) issue: VPN and BSD

There's another (free) issue available of the BSD Managzine: VPN and BSD (Oct 2010) (link) Some of the articles are: Commissioning FreeBSD with the Drupal Content Management Framework – Part 1 With nearly 6000 modules and PHP support Drupal offers a sophisticated web...

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FreeBSD gets USB 3.0 Support

It seems FreeBSD is receiving support for USB 3.0. From the commit bit: Commit initial version of new XHCI driver which was written from scratch. This driver adds support for USB3.0 devices. The XHCI interface is also backwards compatible to USB2.0 and USB1.0 and will...

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