BSDCan 2008; dates and call for papers

BSDCan 2008, held in May, in Ottowa, has the initial call for papers out. They have space for informal talks and presentations too. BSDCan is an enormously successful grass-roots style conference. It brings together a great mix of *BSD developers and users for a nice...

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FreeNAS 0686c (BETA3) released

Volker Theile has announced the third and final beta release of FreeNAS 0.686, a FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services. This will hopefully the last beta to become stable. Majors changes Add file system check...

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GPL vs BSD, a matter of sustainability

Both licensing models have been around for a very long time. I don’t know which predates which, but it really doesn’t matter. The spirit behind both licenses is very similar: free software is good. But they realize this idea in different ways. In the GPL license you...

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Quick links

Building a bootable ARM SD card (FreeBSD) NAS: Roll your own or turnkey? (FreeNAS) Using pfSense as a Server Only (pfSense) Fileserver converted to use ZFS (FreeBSD)

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DesktopBSD vs PC-BSD

Jan Stedehouder has almost finished his DesktopBSD - the first 30 days series and the following are his observations with regards to how PC-BSD and DesktopBSD compare: Today may be a good day to at least do a formal comparison between DesktopBSD and PC-BSD. I guess it...

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FreeBSD 7.0 Beta4 LiveCD

Ivan Voras has created a new (installable) LiveCD (version alpha 2) based on FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4. This release fixes most of the bugs present in earlier versions, and introduces only one new feature: file systems are created on glabel devices. The ISO can be downloaded...

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FreeBSD ports tree unfrozen

For those who haven’t noticed the announcement on the ports mailinglist, or noticed the flood of commits that started already before the announcement, the ports tree has been thawed, with the usual restrictions. Interesting note: Please also take into account that the...

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Genesis Software develops FreeBSD-based radars

Genesis Software engineers design, manufacture and customise computer equipment connected to radar receivers for research institutions and universities. The radars measure wind speed and meteor flux and these scientific radar systems are exported around the world....

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Frenzy 1.1 (BETA3) released

Frenzy 1.1 (BETA3) released

Sergei Mozhaisky has announced the third beta release of Frenzy 1.1, a portable toolkit for system and network administrators based on FreeBSD 6.2. More info on Frenzy here. These are most important changes since the 1.0-release: Base system is FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE,...

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FreeBSD Fundraising

FreeBSD Fundraising

The FreeBSD Foundation is kicking off the End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive! The FreeBSD Project is not a company and to keep functioning it is dependent upon financial support from users and supporters. So far, $221,808 has been raised - short of the $250,000 target for...

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FreeBSD FTP mirrors quality

At Statistics for FTP FreeBSD mirrors Edwin Groothuis has made an overview of how good the FreeBSD FTP mirrors are. It's tot a full overview (just for the ISO images directories) but it will give an indication of the quality of the mirroring. For Australia, for...

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FreeBSD and Windows software (Wine)

There’s some encouraging news about running Windows applications on WINE on FreeBSD 7. More and more native Windows application can now be run on FreeBSD without too much tweaking. Wine-Review has recently been testing, running and benchmarking the installation of...

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FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4 Available

The FreeBSD betas are coming out, one after the other. The 7.0-BETA4 builds are now available. If you would like to download an ISO image to install from they are available here (MD5 checksums here). If you would like to use cvsup to update an older machine the branch...

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DesktopBSD added to Vietnam BSD/Linux Mirror

The Saigon Linux Group (SLG) added DesktopBSD to the Vietnam BSD/Linux Mirror. The Vietnam BSD/Linux Mirror is the only public mirror available in Vietnam to promote open source technology within Vietnam managed by the Saigon Linux Group with the bandwidth and IP...

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DigitalUnderground TV: M0n0wall

On the <a href="http://digitalunderground.tv/">Digital Underground</a> (episode 4) <em>Frank Linhares</em> and <em>Mike Lazazzera</em> discuss the open source FreeBSD based M0n0wall (from minute 34:03). Other subjecs discussed are:...

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Perils of .0 releases

Perils of .0 releases

Ivan Voras has created an excellent page listing all the new and exciting features that will find their way into FreeBSD 7.0. Now with 3 betas released of FreeBSD 7.0 there are still some issues and bugs that need to be resolved. Ivan has done a post outlining where...

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