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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Using daemontools (supervise) on FreeBSD

What is daemontools? From the daemontools website: daemontools is a collection of tools for managing UNIX services. supervise monitors a service. It starts the service and restarts the service if it dies. Setting up a new service is easy: all supervise needs is a...

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Portsnap; 3 years old. Happy birthday

Three years ago today, Colin Percival announced the availability of the first version of FreeBSD Portsnap. Almost a year later, in August 2005, Portsnap was added to the FreeBSD base system, and since then it has grown to four official mirrors and now supports almost...

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Small pfSense updates

Chris Buechler put two posts on the pfSense blog - one about using the "console upgrade" (there's a bug in Lighttpd) and the other on how to change the summer to winter time change manually.

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Absolute FreeBSD – Auction

Absolute FreeBSD – Auction

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the kicking off of the 2007 Fall Fundraising campaign by auctioning off the first copy of the book Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition. You can be the first one to own this book, while helping the FreeBSD Project and community....

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pfSense hackathon wrap up

The third annual pfSense hackathon has been a great success. There was a lot of cleaning up code and cleaning up the many new features that are already in the development branches, rather than adding more new features. This leaves pfSense in a better position to get...

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FreeBSD 7 – a taste of things to come

Kris Kennaway from the FreeBSD project has created an interesting 37-page PDF showing some of the good things to come with FreeBSD 7.0. (including some much promising graphs!). Especially the speed of MySQL on a FreeBSD server is impressive. It now even beats Linux!...

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FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 Available

FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 Available

Now that FreeBSD 7.0-beta1 has been released, the final stage of the FreeBSD-7.0 Release cycle has begun. The FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 ISO images for Tier-1 architectures are now available for download on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. The more people that test and report...

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BSDConTR – Turkey BSD conference

The BSD Conference in Turkey is over now. Diomidis Spinellis, a FreeBSD committer since 2003, wrote about the conference on his blog This has been a wonderful experience. The conference's location, the Rectorate of the Marmara University, (SultanAhmet, Istanbul), was...

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DesktopBSD weekly snapshots (dev)

The release cycle of DesktopBSD is rather slow, since the developers spend a lot of time making sure the release is almost bug-free. For those who are always excited about trying the latest and greatest features, DBSD provides now weekly snapshot ISOs. They are built...

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