DesktopBSD 1.6RC3 for AMD64 released

DesktopBSD 1.6RC3 for AMD64 is now available for download via BitTorrent and from our mirror sites. It includes several improvements made since the release of 1.6RC3 for i386, including: Better performance by disabling SMP on single core/processor computers Fixed...

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FreeNAS 0.686b2 released

Over the weekend FreeNAS 0.686b2 was released. Download link Majors changes: Set correct sysid when formating disks with FAT32(0x0b) and EXT2(0x83). Enable user to set volume label when formating disk using EXT2. Refactor complete disk/RAID...

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Fry’s Electronics to sell PC-BSD 1.4

iXsystems has announced a distribution agreement with Fry's Electronics whereby all Fry's stores nationwide will carry PC-BSD Version 1.4, Da Vinci Edition. The agreement marks the first time that the PC-BSD operating system is made available for purchase at Fry's...

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PC-BSD 1.4.1 available

PC-BSD 1.4.1 has been released. These are the major changes: Upgrades Compiz 0.5.2 to Compiz-Fusion 0.6.0 Switches from HPIJS to HPLIP for better printer / scanner support. Adds extra screen savers with X-Screensaver package Updates NVIDIA drivers to latest releases...

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Smoothwall vs M0n0wall: a comparison

Smoothwall vs M0n0wall: a comparison

When it comes to firewalls, most people are fine with a consumer grade solution like a Linksys, Netgear or D-Link “router,” but these devices lack in features. With a Pentium II 200MHz processor and 1GB of RAM, you can create a firewall that's way more powerful than...

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pfSense 1.2 RC3 released

The pfSense team have now released version 1.2-RC3. A lot of new improvements and features have been added to this version, a list of which can be found here. Here's an upgrade note.

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Weekly DBSD snapshots for i386

The DesktopBSD project is now also providing weekly snapshots for i386 computers, in addition to the AMD64 snapshots. Like AMD64 snapshots, they are built every Saturday from the latest DesktopBSD Tools, the most recent FreeBSD 6-STABLE sources and an up-to-date ports...

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TrueBSD – ever heard of it?

TrueBSD – ever heard of it?

Recently I came across a fairly new project called TrueBSD, a FreeBSD LiveCD based on XFCE. There's not a great deal of information on the TrueBSD website as to what the goals of the project are, how their project differs from FreeSBIE (another FreeSBIE Live CD based...

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FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2 available

Ken Smith has announced the availability of FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2: The 7.0-BETA2 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD mirror sites. If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup, use RELENG_7 as the branch tag. Instructions on using FreeBSD Update...

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BSDStats numbers (Oct 2007)

These are the final figures from BSDstats.org for October 2007 showing the use of *BSD operating systems: PC-BSD 7554 (54.2%) FreeBSD 5614 (40.3%) DesktopBSD 554 (4.0%) NetBSD 111 (0.8%) OpenBSD 71 (0.5%) DragonFlyBSD 21 (0.2%) MirBSD 7 (0.1%) MidnightBSD 6 (0.0%)...

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BSD, the more Unix-like OS

This is an interesting blog post looking at the BSD as a viable alternative to Linux. The BSDs are less hyped and are in some areas superior to Linux: "The BSDs have been around for a long time - longer than Linux. But they have received much less attention than Linux...

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DesktopBSD Day 1

Jan Stedehouder has been reviewing PC-BSD for 30 days in September. Now (November) he's using DesktopBSD for 30 days and writing about his experience on his blog: DesktopBSD Day 1 - Getting Started (part 1) DesktopBSD Day 1 - Getting Started (part 2) The PC-BSD series...

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FreeNAS 0.686b1 Released

FreeNAS 0.686b1 Released

Today the release of FreeNAS 0.686b1 has been anounced via the mailinglist. Version o.685RC2 has been skipped because all its improvements and fixes are also included in 0.686b1. Download here Majors changes: Upgrade fusefs-ntfs to 1.1004. Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.18....

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No more TextMaker for FreeBSD

According to SoftMaker president Martin Kotulla, the only commercial word processor available as a native FreeBSD application, TextMaker, will no longer support that platform as of the upcoming 2008 edition. There will of course be a Windows edition, and a native...

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meetBSD 2007 Conference, Warshaw

meetBSD is the biggest and the best technical conference in Poland devoted to open source solutions based on BSD systems The meetBSD 2007 conference will take place in Warsaw from November 17th to 18th. meetBSD is a periodic conference devoted to UNIX like operating...

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RoFreeSBIE video

RoFreeSBIE is a Live DVD/CD installable on hard disk. Its goal is to promote FreeBSD and make it an educational tool and a mobile desktop too. More info on RoFreeSBIE can be found on the FBSD Variants Page. RoFreeSBIE video

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FreeBSD Release Documentation Snapshot Page

I came accros this interesting page that holds snapshots of the FreeBSD release documentation, for the most recent versions back to version 4.5. This page holds snapshots of the FreeBSD release documentation. The first released version of FreeBSD to use RELNOTESng was...

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