AsiaBSD Conference 2008

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in March of 2008. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and...

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Google ups Gmail storage space

Google ups Gmail storage space

Google is increasing the amount of storage it provides as part of its Gmail service. Rob Siemborski, an engineer on Google's webmail service, made the announcement on the company's official Gmail blog. Google originally started increasing Gmail's storage in April 2005...

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Google Sponsors Improvements   to FreeBSD

Google Sponsors Improvements to FreeBSD

Google Sponsors Improvements to FreeBSD's Performance Measurement Toolkit Recently, Google sponsored the development of an oft requested enhancement to FreeBSD's PmcTools: that of capturing the call chains leading to "hot" locations in the code. Call chains provide...

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3rd pfSense hackaton this weekend

3rd pfSense hackaton this weekend

The third annual pfSense Hackathon starts this coming weekend through the following weekend, in Louisville, KY US. Two developers (Holger and Seth) will be coming in from Europe, as well as Bill from the Chicago area, Gary with Centipede Networks from Tulsa, and Scott...

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FreeBSD Google Summer of Code

A few weeks ago the Google Summer of Code finished. This is the update from FreeBSD with regards to the FBSD projects: "The FreeBSD Project is proud to have taken part in the Google Summer of Code 2007. We received more high quality applications this year than ever...

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Desktop FreeBSD Series

A few years ago, Ed Hurst, an Associate Editor of Open for Business, began what would become an extremely popular series of articles on getting started with desktop BSD (i.e. FreeBSD on the desktop, not DesktopBSD ;-) Because of the continuing popularity of this...

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A basic FreeBSD server install

Yesterday we wrote about Penguin Pete installing FreeBSD from scrach. Today I have a link to Greg's (Sparks, Nevada) blog who shows step-by-step (with screenshots) how to install FreeBSD: When it comes to servers, I have always preferred FreeBSD as my operating system...

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SpreadBSD Campaign

SpreadBSD Campaign

iXsystems, the company behind the PC-BSD Project and supporter of the FreeBSD Project is currently developing a community web site to promote FreeBSD and PC-BSD. The site will look pretty much like SpreadFirefox. We will need banner ads such as the Firefox ones for...

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30 Days with PC-BSD and DesktopBSD

Jan Stedehouder used PC-BSD for thirty days to see what living with it is like. On day thirty, he concludes: Does PC-BSD have the potential to be a serious contender for the open source desktop? I answered that question with a yes, because the potential is there. The...

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The Penguin Grows Horns: Installing FreeBSD

The Penguin Grows Horns: Installing FreeBSD

Penguin Pete installing FreeBSD. I'd just suggest to Penguin Pete, if he reads this, to either install PC-BSD or DesktopBSD next time and he would save himself a lot of head-banging, unless he really wants to understand and know how FreeBSD works ;-) Here is his...

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Joe Sixpack goes BSD

Marti van Lin has started using Marti van Lin has started using PC-BSD and is sharing his experience on his blog: BSD has the reputation of being the most geeky OS, simply because it' s rarely used by average users. The reason is that the average think its too...

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Flash on FreeBSD/PC-BSD/DBSD

Previously we reported Matteo's suggestion on how to get Flash and YouTube/Google Video to work on FreeBSD, but now that gnash-0.8.1 is in the ports tree (and hence avilable for FreeBSD, PC-BSD and DesktopBSD), the greasemonkey+mplayer hack is no longer needed to...

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Win4BSD 1.1 in ports

Win4BSD 1.1 in ports

Win4BSD is a PC emulator that runs Windows as a guest at nearly native speed under FreeBSD. It is based on QEMU, a partially open, partially closed source emulator package. However, Win4BSD offers many advantages, including much greater speed, ease of use, more...

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PC-BSD 1.4: An Initial Look

This is a review on Cthulhu Linux Blog This is a release I’ve been waiting for quite a while; it’s a nifty front-end installer for FreeBSD 6.2 (the latest and greatest version of FreeBSD) that takes all the hassle out of installing a Unix-like system, with the added...

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