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Security Advisories The FreeBSD Security issued 3 security advisories FreeBSD-SA-10:03.zfs FreeBSD-SA-10:02.ntpd FreeBSD-SA-10:01.bind FreeBSD Errata Notice Since FreeBSD 8.0 was released, several stability and performance problems have been identified. This Errata...

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Released: Frenzy 1.2

Released: Frenzy 1.2

This is so particular: on the day that I moved Frenzy to the inactive/no-longer-maintained section a new release was announced. After being formally discontinued by its creator, Sergei Mozhaisky, a number of developers headed by Egor Vershinin has taken over the work....

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Updated: FBSD based Projects and Systems page

It was some time overdue, but I have updated the FreeBSD based projects and systems Page. I have added a section "Discontinued and unmaintained systems", and moved DesktopBSD, AskoziaPBX and Frenzy to this section. I have added Tomahawk Desktop under "desktop systems"...

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BSD Magazine goes free

The announcement published by Michal Gladecki, the new Editor-in-Chief of BSD Magazine on the FreeBSD announcements mailing list earlier today read as follows: “We are happy to announce that BSD Magazine is transforming into a free monthly online publication. The...

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pfSense 2.0 Beta 1

pfSense 2.0 Beta 1

Chris Buechler has announced the availability of the first beta release of pfSense 2.0, a FreeBSD-based firewall system. Our Christmas gift to the community is the 2.0 release reaching the beta milestone. The release is feature complete, with no new features being...

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FreeBSD 6.3 EoL – 31 Jan 2010

FreeBSD 6.3 EoL – 31 Jan 2010

On January 31st, FreeBSD 6.3 will reach its End of Life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of this release are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer release before that date -- more conservative users will probably wish to upgrade...

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Miscelaneous FreeBSD Links (Updated)

Miscelaneous FreeBSD Links (Updated)

FreeBSD 8: an evolutionary release of the unknown giant FreeBSD 8.0 is a major release of the free UNIX descendant. Support for ZFS, jails and USB have been improved, but the release also adds new features, such as NFSv4 and Xen DomU support and some new...

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Released: PC-BSD 8.0-BETA

Released: PC-BSD 8.0-BETA

Kris Moore announced on New Year's day the availability of PC-BSD 8.0-BETA (Hubble Edition). Version 8.0 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are: FreeBSD 8.0-Release...

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Re: Why BSDs got no love

Remember that we linked to a post called "Why BSDs got no love" by Jack Wallen on TechRepublic? That article has provoked a lot of comments and feedback. If you're interested in reading them, check the comments on Jack's blog and the discussion on the FreeBSD Advocacy...

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Happy New Year

I wish you all, regular readers and visitors of this website, a happy and prosperous 2010. Hopefully, we will be seeing a stronger and bigger open source software c0mmunity in general this year and an increase in the use and adoption of FreeBSD. I'm looking forward to...

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iredmail available for FreeBSD now

iredmail available for FreeBSD now

Zhang Huangbin and shake.chen contacted me to say that iRedMail is now also available for FreeBSD (working on Linux already) iredmail is a mail server solution supporting FreeBSD 7.x/8.x, support both i386 and x86_64. a shell script set, used to install and configure...

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BSD hacker job available

Justin Sherill mentions on the DragonFlyBSD Digest that was contacted by a recruiter to see if he knew anybody who might be interested in a BSD hacker job: My client right now is an established proprietary trading firm. That means that they use only their own capital,...

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Changing FreeBSD ISO filenames

People who collect ISO images from more than just the FreeBSD Project have been mentioning it would be nice if "FreeBSD" was part of the filenames for a while now. Ken Smith has committed a change that will add "FreeBSD-" to the beginning of the filenames. So for...

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Don’t miss any posts or news in 2010

Don’t miss any posts or news in 2010

Did you know you can stay up to date with the news on this site without having to daily check  if I've added any stories? No? Subscribe and use RSS and/or Twitter. There are many RSS desktop readers available for Win, Mac, Linux and FreeBSD. There are also many...

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BSD Fund sponsoring BSDCan 2010

BSD Fund sponsoring BSDCan 2010

The BSD Fund announced that they have generated enough card revenue to be a BSDCan sponsor. BSD Fund is a Bronze sponsor of BSDCan 2010 using funds raised exclusively with the BSD Fund Visa. The BSD Fund aspires to contribute to every major BSD event around the world...

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FreeBSD and Linux (RootBSD)

FreeBSD and Linux (RootBSD)

The guys over at RootBSD have updated their blog with a post on the differences between Linux and FreeBSD; partly seen from a hoster's perspective. We thought it would be a good idea to help educate our current RootBSD users, and potential users, as to some of the...

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Update on FreeBSD HAST Project

Update on FreeBSD HAST Project

Back in October we mentioned that the FreeBSD Foundation decided the fund the HAST project (new FreeBSD Project: HAST) Pawel Jakub Dawidek, the sponsored FreeBSD developer, has made quite a bit of progress since and finished the development of stage one: I want to...

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