GhostBSD 18.10-RC3 is now available

GhostBSD 18.10-RC3 is now available

The developers of GhostBSD have made available the 3rd Release Candidate of version 18.10. This version features updates to VirtualBox xorg config, removed issue regarding gop setting, and many package upgrades. GhostBSD is also built on top of TrueOS as it's base...

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FreeBSD 12.0-BETA2 is now available

FreeBSD 12.0-BETA2 is now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available the second BETA of version 12.0. Changes in this version are binary compilation debug fix, gif_interfaces rc.conf(5) variable restored, Linux compatibility layer update, driver removals, and various bug fixes. As usual,...

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Learning Notes on FreeBSD Jails

Learning Notes on FreeBSD Jails

User genneko shares us their notes on what they learned about FreeBSD after using it in a production environment. They walk us through templates, configuring the jail NAT, to building the VIMAGE-enabled kernel. See the link below for the author's notes to learn...

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[How-To] FreeBSD Automount Removable Media

[How-To] FreeBSD Automount Removable Media

User vermaden is back again with another tutorial from his FreeBSD Desktop series. This time, we'll learn how to configure automatic mounting of removable media such as USB thumbdrives through the automount command or dsbmd tool. See the link below for the full set of...

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Configuring FreeBSD for Infrastructure

Configuring FreeBSD for Infrastructure

User Chris Kennedy walks us through configuring his own FreeBSD with network, jails, and setting up Jenkins. Check out the link below to see the details of his journey diving into FreeBSD after spending time with Linux.  FreeBSD is a robust operating system that has...

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BSD Now Episode 267: Absolute FreeBSD

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling interview Michael W Lucas, author of several Absolute FreeBSD books, as wells some fiction works. In addition, they answer some questions from the BSD Now audience. Click play below to tune in:...

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BSD Now Episode 266: File Type History

In this episode of BSD Now, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss OpenBSD and NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve, user vermaden's FreeBSD story, OpenBSD on the desktop, history of filetype info in Unix dirs, multiboot Pinebook KDE neon image, and some...

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pfSense 2.4.4 is available

pfSense 2.4.4 is available

In case you missed it, the developers of pfSense have made available version 2.4.4-RELEASE. Notable changes are the base OS update to FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p3, PHP 7.2, Routed IPsec (VTI), IPsec Speed Improvements, Default Gateway Group, and much more. For a detailed...

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Haiku R1/beta1 is now available

Haiku R1/beta1 is now available

Haiku, an open-source operating system based on BeOS, has made available version R1/beta1. Haiku is unique in that it supports a FreeBSD compatibility layer for network drivers that work on FreeBSD. Head on over to their page to learn more about Haiku, and possibly to...

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BSD Now Episode 265: Software Disenchantment

BSD Now Episode 265: Software Disenchantment

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss EuroBSDcon, disenchanting software, LLVM 7.0.0, Thinkpad BIOS update, HardenedBSD Foundation, and  ZFS send vs rsync. Press play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAfZrl8ldVg BSD...

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September 2018 FreeBSD Foundation Update

September 2018 FreeBSD Foundation Update

The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their update for all the progress made in the month of September. This newsletter consists of development projects such as FreeBSD 12.0, fundraising initiatives (please donate if you haven't already!), release engineering work such as...

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Dual booting Linux and FreeBSD

Dual booting Linux and FreeBSD

Jesse Smith of DistroWatch discusses dual-booting FreeBSD and Ubuntu in this brief walkthrough. There are many reasons why one would want to use both operating systems on the same computer as they serve different tasks. See the guide below for the full set of...

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[How-To] FreeBSD Install Nginx Webserver

[How-To] FreeBSD Install Nginx Webserver

User Vivek Gite is back again with another FreeBSD tutorial outlining the installation of Nginx. Nginx is an open-source webserver that can be used as a load balancer, mail proxy, reverse proxy, and HTTP cache. How do I install an Nginx webserver under a FreeBSD Unix...

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FreeBSD lockless algorithm – seq

FreeBSD lockless algorithm – seq

User oshogbo//vx discusses seq, a FreeBSD lockless algorithm in this blog post. They go into detail about what the seq_write, seq_consistent, and other seq functions do for the algorithm. You may view the full post at the link below. Those days locking algorithms are...

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What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it?

What is ZFS? Why are People Crazy About it?

User John Paul goes into detail about the benefits of ZFS, or Zettabyte File System, the chosen filesystem for FreeBSD and other operating systems like FreeNAS. He also gives a little bit of history behind ZFS, going back to the Sun times. Today, we will take a look...

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BSD Now Episode 264: Optimized-out

In this BSD Now episode hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss FreeBSD and dragonflyBSD benchmarks with AMD Threadripper, NetBSD 7.2, optimized out DTrace kernel symbols, stuck UEFI bootloaders, why ed is not a good editor today, your BSD story, and more....

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