New PBI Build Server

PC-BSD is in the process implementing a new PBI build system, which automatically tracks the FreeBSD ports collection, and generates new PBIs from these ports, daily. Please watch the pcbsd.org site for more information about this new build system over the next few...

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Minor PC-BSD update (1.4.1.1)

An online update from PC-BSD 1.4.1 -> 1.4.1.1 has been released today, as both a standalone PBI patch & Online Update. This version includes an update to the CUPS 1.3.3 package, as well as other fixes / improvements to printing support. Users may upgrade to...

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Frenzy 1.1 – development continued

After a long period of silence the development of Frenzy will be continued. The next version will be more sysadmin-oriented (most of desktop applications will be removed and installation to HDD will be disabled). Since unionfs is usuable in FreeBSD now, Frenzy will...

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m0n0wall 1.3   Beta5 released

m0n0wall 1.3 Beta5 released

A new beta release (1.5) of m0n0wall 1.3 has been released. The development changelog of the FreeBSD-based mini firewall lists the following improvements: Added siproxd for transparent SIP proxying and masquerading and simple registrar service added vr(4) driver VLAN...

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RoFreeSBIE 1.3 Released

RoFreeSBIE 1.3 Released

RoFreeSBIE 1.3 is a new release from the project developing an installable live DVD, based on the latest FreeBSD and designed for desktop use (This version is based on FreeBSD-6.3-PRERELEASE). RoFreeSBIE 1.3 has improved startup scripts, backup and restore scripts....

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TrueBSD – new website and 2.0-RC1 released

TrueBSD has a new website now and version 2.0RC1 has been released today. This version comes on DVD (instead of CD), is based on FreeBSD 7.0, comes with KDE, Gnome, Compiz/Beryl and support for Macromedia Flash TrueBSD can be downloaded here.

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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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