FreeSBIE wiki

The FreeSBIE Team has started a the FreeSBIE wiki which aims to be an open platform mainly used for the documentation and FAQs for the FreeSBIE project.

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How to create a streaming audio site with FreeBSD

How to create a streaming audio site with FreeBSD

Are you bored at work and wish you could listen to the hundreds or thousands of mp3's or ogg's that you have ripped to your hard drive at home? Maybe you want to create an internet radio station and live out your fantasy of being a DJ. Whatever your reason, I'm going...

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DesktopBSD 1.6-RC3 Released

DesktopBSD 1.6-RC3 Released

DesktopBSD 1.6 RC 3 is now available for download from our mirrors or via BitTorrent. This release candidate is considered a large step towards a final release 1.6 with major changes such as: X.Org release 7.2, improving support for modern graphics hardware NVIDIA...

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PC-BSD 1.4 BETA Released

After months of hard work, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available he 1.4 BETA release. This version includes many exciting new features and software, such as: 3D desktop support via Beryl Adobe Flash (Youtube & Google Video) Many Nvidia, ATI and Intel video...

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FreeBSD 7.0 LiveCD released

FreeBSD 7.0 LiveCD released

[update 13/12/2007: a new version has now been released - check here] The next major release of FreeBSD, version 7, is one of the most significant so far, with amount of new technologies and improvement largest since introduction of 5.0. Ivan Voras has now created a...

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FreeNAS 0.685 Beta released

After a long time and hard work the FreeNAS team have released a new beta version (v0.685b) of FreeNAS. It includes many new features and a lot of bugs fixes. Download | Change log | Report...

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PC-BSD may be the next Linux

This is een interesting article by Brian Proffitt after iXsystem's acquisition of PC-BSD. Slightly dated, but still of worth a read. With all of the BSD variants available for download, it's easy to incorrectly assume all of them are pure, incompatible forks from each...

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How the FreeBSD Project works

How the FreeBSD Project works

While at Google a couple of weeks ago, Robert N M Watson from the FreeBSD Core Team, did a presentation "How the FreeBSD Project works" The FreeBSD Project is one of the oldest and most successful open source operating system projects, seeing wide deployment across...

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pfSense 1.2-BETA-2 released

pfSense 1.2-BETA-2 released

After a long bug hunting and regression testing period, Scott Ullrich has announced the second beta release of pfSense 1.2, a FreeBSD-based firewall on 04 July. 1.2-BETA-2 has many new features and stability improvements making it the leading Open Source firewall...

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DesktopBSD vs PC-BSD review

DesktopBSD vs PC-BSD review

Fareast has written a quick comparison of DesktopBSD and PC-BSD on Dailykos.com: After reading a very not-nice review of DesktopBSD a couple of weeks ago, and in light of the fact that I just adore PC-BSD, it's a bit strange that I would be reviewing it here. Still...

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FreeNAS and 11633 iTunes

From another happy FreeNAS user: So we have our FreeNAS RAID array setup now. We have two 500GB hard drives mirrored in a RAID 1 array and it seems to be working well. The setup was very simple, just downloaded/burned the iso, installed FreeNAS to a spare usb key then...

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PC-BSD 1.4 LiveCD

PC-BSD 1.4 LiveCD

If you are interested in BSD live CDs, here is another interesting option: PC-BSD LiveCD. This CD is probably one of the best live desktop BSD products built to-date. Based on FreeBSD 6.2, it includes KDE 3.5.6, X.Org 7.2, Kaffeine media player with support for MP3,...

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FreeSBIE 2.0.1 – Review

FreeSBIE 2.0.1 – Review

This is a FreeSBIE 2.0.1 review by Steve Lake on Raiden.net From great anticipation to utter misery to mixed reactions. That in general sums up my experience with FreeSBIE 2.0.1. For a live cd that’s built on one of the greatest free operating systems in the world...

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FreeBSD: It’s What Your Server Wants

I'll admit it. I'm in love with FreeBSD.FreeBSD is a Unix operating system that runs especially well on generic Intel-compatible hardware.FreeBSD doesn't do anything special. In fact, anything I can do on my favorite OS, you can do on yours. So, what's so great about...

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PC-BSD, a 24 hour test drive

About a week ago, Ars Technica wrote a 2 page review of PC-BSD. PC-BSD is not a Linux distribution, but rather it could be considered among the first major FreeBSD-based distributions to live outside of the official FreeBSD. Like most distributions, it has implemented...

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pfSense 1.2 status update

I've been going through all the open bug tickets cleaning up things that have been fixed and reviewing everything else to help Scott and the other developers fix the remaining issues. We're down to about a half dozen known issues in the current RELENG_1_2 snapshots,...

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pfSense versus m0n0wall

A very short comparison Compared to m0n0wall, it (i.e. pfSense) has many many more features. That proves problematic for very basic systems, like the soekris net4501 which only has 64mb of ram. m0n0wall runs great on that platform, but pfsense requires 128MB of RAM so...

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