ostatic.com interview with FreeNAS developers

ostatic.com recently interviewed Olivier Cochard-Labbe, FreeNAS founder, and Volker Theile, project administrator. FreeNAS is free, lightweight, open source network attached storage (NAS) server software, based on FreeBSD. The following questions were asked: Who is...

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FreeNAS web interface features (video)

Gary Sims has uploaded another video where he goes through the different available options on the FreeNAS web interface. If you're interested in setting up your own NAS server, free of charge, watch this video. [youtube gEjpxQLphxI...

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FreeBSD Clusters (video)

Matt Olander and Brooks Davis, two well known FreeBSD advocates, on FreeBSD clusters. This video was taken a few years back, but it's still relevant explaining how cluster computing works on FreeBSD. [youtube bAsYz5pVwyc nolink]

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BSD and Linux are vastly superior to Windows

Linux and BSD are vastly superior to Windows in every way. Don’t believe me? Read on, my friend. Read on and realize the folly of your MS ways. The top ten list: #10 - Total cost of ownership ranges very low to nothing for Linux. #9 - Linux and BSD distributions give...

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BSD Administrators and Jobs

Dru Lavigne posted an interesting post about oDesk, a company that provides a platform for business and qualified technology contractors to connect. oDesk is a global staffing marketplace enabling businesses to Hire, Manage, and Pay remote contractors as if they were...

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KDE 3.5.10 available for FreeBSD

Martin Wilke announced he's finished porting KDE 3.5.10 to FreeBSD. PC-BSD is skipping this version and has jumped to KDE 4.1. As a sidenote, it's possible to run both 3.5.10 and 4.1 on one...

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Beta release: PC-BSD 7.0 beta 1 (Fibonacci)

PC-BSD Beta1 is already available for download and according to a recent interview with Kris Moore " ... as long as no serious bugs are found, we plan on going gold early to mid-September." The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PC-BSD...

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Add a second hard drive to FreeBSD (howto)

There are two ways to install a new hard disk under FreeBSD system. You can use all command line utilities such as fdisk, bsdlabel and newfs to create partitions, label and format it. This method requires complete understanding of BSD partitions and other stuff....

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FreeNAS on Washington Post

FreeNAS, a FreeBSD based Network Attached Server (NAS), is mentioned on the Washington Post today: Network-Attached Storage on the Cheap Based on the FreeBSD operating system (a Unix derivative), FreeNAS is a server operating system that offers lots of features, a...

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TrustedBSD Project website updated

TrustedBSD Project website updated

Robert Watson, who heads the TrustedBSD project, has updated the project's website. The most striking change is that the different components / subprojects that are being worked are shown as tabs at the top. For those unfamiliar with TrustedBSD, TrustedBSD is not a...

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pfSense vs Smoothwall

So heres my dilemna for a project I'm working on. I need a rather broad solution covering DNS, proxying, firewalling, VPN (both site to site and LDAP integrated user access), DHCP, supporting multiple DMZ servers along with routing support. This will act as the centre...

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Linsux.org endorses FreeBSD

Linsux.org, the premiere Linux Hating site, is now officially endorsing FreeBSD. Reason: the mild mannered community, development practices, truly open licence and quality make FreeBSD an obvious choice for the Web Server and Computer Enthusiast The website is now...

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Interview with Kris Moore, PC-BSD (Distrowatch)

Interview with Kris Moore, PC-BSD (Distrowatch)

Distrwatch interviewed Kris Moore, founder and lead developer of PC-BSD, a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. They talk about the history of and reasons for creating PC-BSD, PBI package management, the upcoming PC-BSD 7, KDE4.1: The so-called...

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Changes in FreeBSD 7.0 (tip)

Do you know what and how much has changed in FreeBSD 7.0? If you check the FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE Release Notes you can see all the changes, additions and updates all on one page.

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Tentative milestone dates for FreeBSD 7.1 and 6.4

Tentative milestone dates for FreeBSD 7.1 and 6.4

The FreeBSD Project is about to start the release cycle for FreeBSD-7.1 and FreeBSD-6.4. The proposed schedule for the "major events" of the cycle is: Freeze August 29 BETA September 1 Branch September 6 6.4-RC1 September 8 7.1-RC1 September 15 6.4-RC2 September 22...

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Setting up Squid on FreeBSD (howto)

Squid is a caching proxy and conserving badwidth application for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a...

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FreeBSD flash player

According to Alex Bustin, an engineer of Flash development at Sony, there's a 32-bit Flash player for FreeBSD. I know that iXsystems, the corporate sponsor behind the PC-BSD project, is talking to/collaborating with Adobe on a FreeBSD version of Flash, but it would be...

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beta release: AskoziaPBX pb14.3

The project team behind AskoziaPBX, a FreeBSD based Asterisk server system, is getting ready for the 1.0 release. Today version pb14.3 was released, with the following changes and updates: new outgoing Caller ID options for ISDN and Analog Providers new Portuguese...

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