FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 Available

FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 Available

Now that FreeBSD 7.0-beta1 has been released, the final stage of the FreeBSD-7.0 Release cycle has begun. The FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available for download on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. The more people that test and report...

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BSDConTR – Turkey BSD conference

The BSD Conference in Turkey is over now. Diomidis Spinellis, a FreeBSD committer since 2003, wrote about the conference on his blog This has been a wonderful experience. The conference's location, the Rectorate of the Marmara University, (SultanAhmet, Istanbul), was...

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DesktopBSD weekly snapshots (dev)

The release cycle of DesktopBSD is rather slow, since the developers spend a lot of time making sure the release is almost bug-free. For those who are always excited about trying the latest and greatest features, DBSD provides now weekly snapshot ISOs. They are built...

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Low-Cost Storage Tools

The Processor website has published (19/10/2007) an article "Low-Cost Storage Tools - Open-Source Projects Provide Increasing Choices" that gives a short description of the following open source storage tools: Amanda FreeNAS NASLite Open Filer Demands for storage...

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Building bootable FreeBSD/i386 images

From time to time I hear people complain at how hard it is to build an image from the FreeBSD sources. This week, I'll explain how I built a bootable i386 image on a USB flash device and also make some observations about the results. Recently, I needed to create a...

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Managing Multiple FreeBSD Systems

It is quite simple to manage multiple FreeBSD systems on your network, and to keep them maintained to the same revision level. The buildworld process can be quite long, but luckily, you only need to do it once, no matter how many FreeBSD machines you operate. In this...

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FreeBSD 6.2 EoL =~ s/January/May/

In light of the longer-than-expected window between 6.2-RELEASE and 6.2-RELEASE, the End-of-Life date for FreeBSD 6.2 has been adjusted from January 31st, 2008 to May 31st, 2008.  As a result, FreeBSD 5.5, FreeBSD 6.1, and FreeBSD 6.2 will all cease to be supported at...

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Google Docs updates

Google has made two interesting updates to the Docs Suite. Google Docs is now available on mobile phones Google Spreadsheets supports now conditional formatting I've been missing this last feature and it's an important one to make Spreadsheets even more accepted in...

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DenyHosts on FreeBSD 6.2

If you run a nix server for a little while, you’ll notice that bots will try to gain illegitimate access to your server through ssh. While this unsettles a lot of people, there’s really nothing to worry about as long as you don’t permit root logins and have a strong...

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FreeBSD: the best server OS

I've configured and maintained over 100 UNIX-based servers over the years starting with Slackware Linux 2.0 back in 1995. Over all course of all the deployments I've become very biased about my operating systems. Linux clearly has a solid lead with desktop...

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Time for a new FreeSBIE ISO image

Time for a new FreeSBIE ISO image

It looks like people want it , so I think it is a really good idea. I must admit I’ve not a lot of time to work on it, so I’ll probably end up using the same configuration of FreeSBIE-2.0.1 The great news is unionfs will be enabled by default, like in FreeSBIE-1.x....

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Create FreeBSD magazine?

What do you think about creating a FreeBSD magazine? Waste of time? Perfect niche? Kasia is thinking of starting a magazine devoted to FreeBSD. What do you think? Leave your feedback here We have just decided to open and enter the American market a new - totally...

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AsiaBSD Conference 2008

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in March of 2008. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and...

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Google ups Gmail storage space

Google ups Gmail storage space

Google is increasing the amount of storage it provides as part of its Gmail service. Rob Siemborski, an engineer on Google's webmail service, made the announcement on the company's official Gmail blog. Google originally started increasing Gmail's storage in April 2005...

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Google Sponsors Improvements   to FreeBSD

Google Sponsors Improvements to FreeBSD

Google Sponsors Improvements to FreeBSD's Performance Measurement Toolkit Recently, Google sponsored the development of an oft requested enhancement to FreeBSD's PmcTools: that of capturing the call chains leading to "hot" locations in the code. Call chains provide...

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