3rd pfSense hackaton this weekend

3rd pfSense hackaton this weekend

The third annual pfSense Hackathon starts this coming weekend through the following weekend, in Louisville, KY US. Two developers (Holger and Seth) will be coming in from Europe, as well as Bill from the Chicago area, Gary with Centipede Networks from Tulsa, and Scott...

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FreeBSD Google Summer of Code

A few weeks ago the Google Summer of Code finished. This is the update from FreeBSD with regards to the FBSD projects: "The FreeBSD Project is proud to have taken part in the Google Summer of Code 2007. We received more high quality applications this year than ever...

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Desktop FreeBSD Series

A few years ago, Ed Hurst, an Associate Editor of Open for Business, began what would become an extremely popular series of articles on getting started with desktop BSD (i.e. FreeBSD on the desktop, not DesktopBSD ;-) Because of the continuing popularity of this...

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A basic FreeBSD server install

Yesterday we wrote about Penguin Pete installing FreeBSD from scrach. Today I have a link to Greg's (Sparks, Nevada) blog who shows step-by-step (with screenshots) how to install FreeBSD: When it comes to servers, I have always preferred FreeBSD as my operating system...

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SpreadBSD Campaign

SpreadBSD Campaign

iXsystems, the company behind the PC-BSD Project and supporter of the FreeBSD Project is currently developing a community web site to promote FreeBSD and PC-BSD. The site will look pretty much like SpreadFirefox. We will need banner ads such as the Firefox ones for...

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30 Days with PC-BSD and DesktopBSD

Jan Stedehouder used PC-BSD for thirty days to see what living with it is like. On day thirty, he concludes: Does PC-BSD have the potential to be a serious contender for the open source desktop? I answered that question with a yes, because the potential is there. The...

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The Penguin Grows Horns: Installing FreeBSD

The Penguin Grows Horns: Installing FreeBSD

Penguin Pete installing FreeBSD. I'd just suggest to Penguin Pete, if he reads this, to either install PC-BSD or DesktopBSD next time and he would save himself a lot of head-banging, unless he really wants to understand and know how FreeBSD works ;-) Here is his...

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Joe Sixpack goes BSD

Marti van Lin has started using Marti van Lin has started using PC-BSD and is sharing his experience on his blog: BSD has the reputation of being the most geeky OS, simply because it' s rarely used by average users. The reason is that the average think its too...

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Flash on FreeBSD/PC-BSD/DBSD

Previously we reported Matteo's suggestion on how to get Flash and YouTube/Google Video to work on FreeBSD, but now that gnash-0.8.1 is in the ports tree (and hence avilable for FreeBSD, PC-BSD and DesktopBSD), the greasemonkey+mplayer hack is no longer needed to...

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Win4BSD 1.1 in ports

Win4BSD 1.1 in ports

Win4BSD is a PC emulator that runs Windows as a guest at nearly native speed under FreeBSD. It is based on QEMU, a partially open, partially closed source emulator package. However, Win4BSD offers many advantages, including much greater speed, ease of use, more...

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PC-BSD 1.4: An Initial Look

This is a review on Cthulhu Linux Blog This is a release I’ve been waiting for quite a while; it’s a nifty front-end installer for FreeBSD 6.2 (the latest and greatest version of FreeBSD) that takes all the hassle out of installing a Unix-like system, with the added...

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FreeNAS article in german PC magazine

FreeNAS article in german PC magazine

Daten verteilen leicht gemacht Wenn Sie Besitzer mehrerer Computer und/oder Notebooks sind, kennen Sie das Problem: Daten befinden sich nie dort, wo sie gerade gebraucht werden. Die Lösung dieses Problems ist eine Netzwerkfestplatte, auf die alle Rechner zugreifen...

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PC-BSD 1.4 – changelog (Flash, Wifi etc)

PC-BSD 1.4 (da Vinci) includes many exciting new features and software, such as: Wireless connection GUI (WIFI) 3D desktop support via Compiz Fusion (optional) Support for Adobe Flash 7 for native BSD browsers. (Konq, Opera, FireFox) (watch Youtube, Google Video etc)...

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PC-BSD 1.4 (Da Vinci) Released

PC-BSD 1.4 (Da Vinci) Released

iXsystems announced today the release of PC-BSD Da Vinci Edition. PC-BSD is a fully-functional desktop operating system based on FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE. FreeBSD is one of the most used UNIX-like operating systems in the world. It is widely renowned as the most stable and...

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Interview with Dru Lavigne

Interview with Dru Lavigne

Dru Lavigne has been interviewed by BSDTalk. The first half of the interview is an update on BSD Certification and the second half is an introduction to the OSBR. Download here. .

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