Modern KDE on FreeBSD

Modern KDE on FreeBSD

KDE on FreeBSD developer Adriaan gives us an update on the latest KDE desktop environment for FreeBSD. Version 5.14 is available in FreeBSD ports for those looking to update. New stuff in the official FreeBSD repositories! The X11 team has landed a newer version of...

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FreeBSD 12.0 review (DistroWatch)

FreeBSD 12.0 review (DistroWatch)

Jesse Smith of DistroWatch reviews the latest FreeBSD 12.0. He talks about the install process, his early impressions upon running the OS, using it on a VirtualBox VM, package management, boot, and more. See the link below for the detailed report. FreeBSD is a member...

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BSD Now Episode 279: Future of ZFS

BSD Now Episode 279: Future of ZFS

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss the future of ZFS within FreeBSD, highlights from the FreeBSD quarter status report, fly with raven, KDE on FreeBSD, ways to launch FreeBSD in EC2, NetBSD and GOG installers, and some more....

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ZFS on FreeBSD – ZoF is ready for testing

ZFS on FreeBSD – ZoF is ready for testing

The developers of ZFS on FreeBSD, or ZoF, are pleased to announced its availability for testing. ZoF is based on ZFS on Linux (ZoL) and is aiming to be the main OpenZFS file system to be adopted by FreeBSD users. GitHub page: https://zfsonfreebsd.github.io/ZoF/...

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[How-To] SMB/CIFS on FreeBSD

[How-To] SMB/CIFS on FreeBSD

User vermaden explains the Samba/SMB protocol (Server Message Block), or CIFS (Common Internet File System), and how it works on the FreeBSD operating system. He also shows how to set up an SMB share by installing the Samba package. SMB is commonly used to access from...

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GhostBSD 18.12 is now available

GhostBSD 18.12 is now available

The developers of GhostBSD have made available version 18.12. GhostBSD, originally based on FreeBSD, is now using TrueOS as the base operating system. You may download the ISO/image file here. Not sure why people continue to use MATE instead of GNOME Flashback....

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BSD Now Episode 278: The Real McCoy

BSD Now Episode 278: The Real McCoy

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan jude and Benedict Reuschling interview Kirk McKusick at BSDCan 2018. They discuss the early years of Berkeley Unix, his current work on UFS, FreeBSD governance, and soem more. Press play below to tune in:...

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FreeBSD Status Report 2018

FreeBSD Status Report 2018

The developers of FreeBSD have released their status report for 2018, a summary of updates from Continuous Integration, Core Team, Ports Collection, Release Engineering Team, and The FreeBSD Foundation. You will find reports on 32-bit compatibility, boot loader,...

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[How-To] Upgrade FreeBSD 11 to 12

[How-To] Upgrade FreeBSD 11 to 12

User Vivek Gite shows us how to update your FreeBSD operating system from version 11 to the latest 12. The walk-through will make sure all your packages are updated as well. See the link below for the full set of instructions. The FreeBSD project announces the...

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BSD Now Episode 277: Nmap Level Up

BSD Now Episode 277: Nmap Level Up

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss the midlife crisis of Open Source, The Yoda of Silicon Valley Donald Knuth, OpenBSD and httpd Certbot, upgrading FreeBSD from 11 to 12, nmap game leveling up, NetBSD desktop, and others. Click...

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macOS 10.14 and iOS 12 Source Code

macOS 10.14 and iOS 12 Source Code

The developers of macOS and iOS have made available the source code for the kernel of iOS 12 and macOS 12.14. FreeBSD code can be found within the operating system, in combination with the Mach kernel. You can download it here. XNU kernel is part of the Darwin...

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BSD Now Episode 276: ho, ho, ho – 12.0

BSD Now Episode 276: ho, ho, ho – 12.0

In this BSD now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss FreeBSD 12.0, IPsec VPN, NetBSD KLEAK, synth repost, GhostBSD interview, and more. Hit play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfIu0GkVSEI BSD Now weekly content:...

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Tuning FreeBSD for routing and firewalling

Tuning FreeBSD for routing and firewalling

Olivier Cochard-Labbe, known as the FreeNAS founder and a FreeBSD contributor, has released a paper about routing and firewalling for FreeBSD operating system. In this document, Olivier goes into detail through the basic concepts, tuning forwarding performance, and...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 275: OpenBSD in stereo

BSDNow.TV Episode 275: OpenBSD in stereo

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discus DragonflyBSD 5.4, gopher on OpenBSD, VFIO and OpenBSD in stereo, BSD/OS best candidate, OpenBGPD routing server landscape, and more. Click play below to tune in:...

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FreeNAS 11.2 is available

FreeNAS 11.2 is available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available version 11.2. the latest features are the new graphical user interface, SED (self encrypted drives) feature, virtual machine improvements, plugins overhaul with iocage, and more. Original announcement:...

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FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE is now available

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the RELEASE for version 12.0. This latest version features updates to OpenSSL, OpenSSH, Clang, LLVM, Unbound, vt(4), bhyve(8), new features for bsdinstall(8), changes to VIMAGE kernel, and various others. You may download...

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