DesktopBSD 1.6 final released

The wait is over. After about 20 months since v1.0, 1.6 has been released. This release is the first stable release of the 1.6 branch and comes with a great number of new features and improvements. It is based on the second release candidate of FreeBSD's upcoming...

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New Year’s message from PC-BSD

PC-BSD's New Year's message offers a few peeks into what is planned for 2008: PC-BSD 1.5 based on FreeBSD 6.3 and KDE 3.5.8 64-bit native version planned Update to the PBI Creator and PBIdir.com PBI Auto-Building system up-and-running On behalf of the PC-BSD Core...

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BSDStats.org showing eroneous data?

I've noticed today that BSDstats.org is showing  only 1,145 users for FreeBSD  and 1,393 for PC-BSD so far this month. Usually the number for FreeBSD is around 4,000 servers/PCs at the beginning of each month, which then climbs up to around 5,000 at the end of the...

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FreeNAS Tutorials

Rob Lagesse has created two easy FreeNAS tutorials. These howto's are aimed at Windows users wanting to set up a NAS server but having no or little experience with alternative operating systems. All step-by-step with many screenshots. Part One - Installation Part Two...

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BSDStats numbers (December 2007)

These are the final BSD usage numbers for December 2007 from BSDstats.org showing the use of *BSD operating systems: FreeBSD 5,780 (47.2%) PC-BSD 5,506 (44.9%) DesktopBSD 745 (6.1%) NetBSD 116 (0.9%) OpenBSD 61 (0.5%) DragonFlyBSD 25 (0.2%) MidnightBSD 12 (0.1%)...

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Where is pfSense 1.2?

The release of pfSense 1.2 has been delayed which has been caused by a number of minor issues. The developers want 1.2 to be the beste release ever, hence their concentrating on (potential) bugs. 1.2-RC4 can be expected some time in the next couple of weeks and then...

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Bounty announced for Flash9 in Opera in FreeBSD

John Kozubik has announced that he will pay $200 to anyone who succeeds in can geting Adobe Flash9 to work on FreeBSD 6.x: ... I will pay $200 to whoever can compose a working and stable recipe for running Adobe Flash 9 inside of the FreeBSD native version of Opera 9...

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Interested in a pfSense training course?

Chris and Scott, 2 pfSense developers, are considering putting together a 4 hour training course on pfSense, starting from an introduction and installation, and covering as much material as possibly can be done in 4 hours (4 hours is the max duration of a training...

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New life for the Dutch FreeBSD Doc Project

Remco Lodder who is responsible for the Dutch Documentation Project has been updating the handbook Since somewhat more than a week ago I decided to give a burst of energy back to the FreeBSD Dutch Documentation project again by making the current translations up to...

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Help a FreeBSD committer get away (and back)

One of FreeBSD's most active ports committers, Martin Wilke, is in desperate need of a break; away from computers and  human beings. Alaska doesn’t sound too bad a place for it. If you appreciate his work, please consider giving a donation to recharge his mental...

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FreeBSD 6.3-RC2 released

Apart from FreeBSD 7.0 RC1, RC2 of version 6.3 has been released too. Sorry for the delay with this phase of the 6.3 release. A few glitches were found during testing of the 6.3-RC2 ISOs that included pre-built packages. The 6.3-RC2 builds for amd64 and i386 should...

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Sun ZFS filesystem on FreeBSD

ZFS - the breakthrough file system in FreeBSD 7 (ported from Sun's Solaris 10 Operating System) delivers virtually unlimited capacity, provable data integrity, and near-zero administration. However, FreeBSD's sysinstall(8) does not yet support installing the system...

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FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 released

FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 has been released: "The ports team has gotten the release package sets built for most of the architectures (sparc64 is still a long way off) so we have begun including the pre-built packages on the ISOs. Even a very basic post-build test turned up one...

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2007 – 2008

Last May I started Last May I started this blog as a sort of experiment to see if there was a ’market’ for a FreeBSD related blog. Feedback, emails and visitor stats have been showing that there’s indeed a great interest in such a blog. Because Wordpress doesn’t grant...

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DS BSD, The pocket sized   BSD

DS BSD, The pocket sized BSD

On the first of December 2007 a very tiny FreeBSD-based flavour was launched: D*mn Small BSD (DSBSD). It's weighing in only under 50mb and comes with a Fluxbox desktop. There are many Linux distros like this, the most popular distro being D*mn Small Linux (DSL Linux)....

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Review of “The Book of PF”

Review of “The Book of PF”

Dru Lavigne has reviewed "The Book of PF - A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall". Peter N.M. Hansteen, the writer, has written this book as an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial. PF (Packet Filter) is a robust packet filter that...

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New FreeBSD source and ports committers

The FreeBSD project has welcomed 2 new source committers: Rafal Jaworowski (26/12/2007) Weongyo Jeong (28/12/2007) and one ports committer Wesley Shields To find out how the FreeBSD Project operates have a look at this video (How the FreeBSD Project works), read this...

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MySQL 6.0 installed on FreeBSD

The other day I came across some neat instructions on how to set up FreeBSD with MySQL 6.0. It's pretty straight forward: Download MySQL 6.0 here Extract the files to /usr/local/mysql Add MySQL group "groupadd mysql" Add MySQL user "useradd -g mysql mysql" Change the...

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M0n0wall 1.3 Beta7

A 7th beta has been released of M0n0wall, fixing some serious bugs that slipped in Beta6: fixed: kernel panic when using IPsec and the traffic shaper at the same time fixed: SIP proxy when using PPPoE/PPTP mode on WAN interface Download Anouncement

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