The new FreeBSD Core Team (2008-2010)

The new FreeBSD Core Team (2008-2010)

One of the major differences between FreeBSD and Linux, is that FreeBSD is coherent operating system, and that the building of it is steered and managed by a Core Team. The bi-annual election is over and the votes are in. The following FreeBSD developers form the core...

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BSD license vs GPL license

BSD license vs GPL license

Every so many weeks you find that GPL license advocates attack the BSD license. These attacks are about freedom of sharing the code, and to what degree this should be allowed. Chemisor, a BSD advocate, is of the opinion that a linguistic misunderstanding may be the...

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FreeBSD howto links (week 29)

FreeBSD howto links (week 29)

Here are some links to FreeBSD howto articles published this week. This may be of interest to those who don’t mind “getting their hands dirty”. Building a router with pfSense (video) Do you have extra computers lying around the house? In this episode, Matt shows us...

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You can help me – 2

ContentApart from helping me financially by donating you can also help me make this website the best FreeBSD website (well, after FreeBSD.org, naturally) by letting me know about news products, services or releases, or you can even provide content. If you know of...

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You can help me – 1

Ads and donations You will probably have noticed that I've put Google ads on the website in an attempt to recoup some of the costs associated with running this website.  As I don't have the time to configure / administer a web server myself and I don't trust my...

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Wanted: SpreadFreeBSD.org community leaders

SpreadFreeBSD.org has been around for a couple of months now. So far I've added most of the content together with Matt Olander from iXsystems. However, now the site gets more and more visitors, we're looking for community leaders, forum admins and content providers to...

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Status update for KDE4 on FreeBSD & PC-BSD

Status update for KDE4 on FreeBSD & PC-BSD

There's been quite a bit of noise recently about the usefulnes of KDE4, its inferiority compared to 3.5, and some are even suggesting to fork KDE4. However, Martin Wilke is in the meanwhile doing a great job porting KDE4 to FreeBSD. Read the latest status update about...

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Flaws found in BSD, Linux software updaters

Though Linux and the BSD are considered to be very safe and secure operating systems, they are the products of human beings and hence not perfect: The software update mechanisms used by most BSD and Linux operating systems can be tricked into installing buggy or...

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UNIX history family tree

UNIX history family tree

This is an interesting picture (or desktop background 1600x1200) showing the history of UNIX, incl Linux and the BSD's Unfortunately I can't remember where I found this. If you know, please let me know and I add the source. Click to enlarge

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RootBSD – FreeBSD based VPS hosting (Xen & Jails)

RootBSD – FreeBSD based VPS hosting (Xen & Jails)

FreeBSD is one of the most stable server operating systems available today and is very well suited for a hosting environment. Many tools and software  packages are available on FreeBSD to create and run (Web 2.0) websites, including Apache, Lighttpd, Perl, Python,...

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alpha3 release: PC-BSD 7.0 with KDE 4.1

alpha3 release: PC-BSD 7.0 with KDE 4.1

After several weeks of porting and hard work by KDE on FreeBSD and PC-BSD teams,  PC-BSD is pleased to make the first PC-BSD 7 Alpha with KDE 4.1 (beta2) available! This release is quite a bit different from our previous alphas, as the jump from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.1 is...

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Gnome PBI available for PC-BSD 1.5 Edison

Gnome PBI available for PC-BSD 1.5 Edison

PC-BSD is a straight-forward and easy-to-install KDE based operating system. However, on the PC-BSD forums a number of users have been saying they prefer the Gnome desktop environment over KDE and would welcome a Gnome based version of PC-BSD. It is possible to...

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OS X Snow Leopard to use FreeBSD ULE Scheduler?

OS X Snow Leopard to use FreeBSD ULE Scheduler?

When Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, first unveiled the next version of OS X, 10.6 Snow Leopard, there have been a lot of rumours on the internet and blogosphere about the proposed evolutionary nature of 10.6 over 10.5. What did Steve exactly mean? Snow Leopard will take a...

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Firefox 3 for FreeBSD

Firefox 3 for FreeBSD

Mozilla Firefox 3 is now available for FreeBSD. Firefox is an award winning, free, open-source web browser for many platforms and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advanced features: Popup Blocking Tabbed Browsing...

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Configure a professional firewall using pfSense

Configure a professional firewall using pfSense

The Free Software Magazine has a good howto on installing and setting up pfSense. This guide was written for Linksys, Netgear, and D-link users with no firewall or router experience. No experience is needed with FreeBSD or GNU/Linux to install and run pfSense. When...

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