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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A look at the FreeNAS server

A look at the FreeNAS server

Gary Sims, a freelance Linux consultant and writer who has a degree in Business Information Systems has published a review of FreeNAS on Linux.com. FreeNAS, an open source NAS server, can convert a PC into a network-attached storage server. The software, which is...

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PC-BSD 1.4 (alpha), Xorg 7.2 & Beryl

If you can't wait for the official PC-BSD 1.4 release, go and download one of the triweekly ISOs. The last ISO (02 June) now includes Xorg 7.2, Beryl, Nvidia drivers and a lot more. Please note, this is still in alpha development, so don't be surprised if you come...

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BSDCan – BSD Conference

BSDCan – BSD Conference

BSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa (Canada), is a yearly 2-day FreeBSD developers summit. In just three short years, BSDCan, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related...

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Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

The Free Software Magazine has published today an article explaining the main differences between FreeBSD and GNU/Linux. This article is especially interesting for those who are (fairly) new to BSD and/or Linux. GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built...

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iXsystems acquires BSD Mall

iXsystems acquires BSD Mall

iXsystems, the company that sponsors the PC-BSD Project, announced today its acquisition of BSD Mall, a division of cyLogistics, that offers BSD-based CDs and DVDs for the FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Dragonfly and Darwin communities, as well as clothing, hats and other...

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FreeBSD Summer of Code 2007

The FreeBSD Project will be taking part in the Google Summer of Code 2007 (SoC). This is a program set up by Google to fund students to contribute to an open source project over the summer break. This year the FreeBSD Project has received quite a number of high...

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