pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE available

pfSense 2.4.3-RELEASE available

The developers of  pfSense have made available version 2.4.3-RELEASE. This version includes security updates for Meltdown, Spectre, dashboard widgets, fixes for CVEs and SA, and bug fixes. You may download the latest version from their website, or use the auto-update...

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NomadBSD 1.0.1 is released!

NomadBSD 1.0.1 is released!

Based on FreeBSD 11.1, NomadBSD is a 64-bit Open Source live system for flash drives. With the new update, the developers fixed problems with the graphics driver detection, a boot problem with Lenovo X220, diabling the terminal bell, and more. Check out all the new...

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[How-To] Read HFS filesystem on FreeBSD

[How-To] Read HFS filesystem on FreeBSD

User vermaden shows us how to set up your FreeBSD to read HFS, macOS's main filesystem (recently replaced with APFS). See the link below for the full set of instructions. For those ones that still use Mac OS X on their desktops/laptops instead of FreeBSD there is now...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 237: AsiaBSDcon 2018

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling recap AsiaBSDcon, discuss the Meltdown & Spectre patches, interview the founder of MidnightBSD, show us an article about some guy spending 8 months with TrueOS, and discuss the mysteries behind the GNU &...

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8 months with TrueOS

8 months with TrueOS

User ashik details his personal journey of using TrueOS, an open source operating system based on FreeBSD, for the past 8 months. Ashik blogs about the apps be used, such as Thunderbird, weechat, GIMP, Seafile, Rabbitmq, and others. See the link below to see the pros...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 236: How a cd works

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling cover OpenBSD's defensive approach to OS security, help us understand Syscall conventions for different platforms, discuss the mishandling of SMTP sender verification, show us how the cd command works, and talk about...

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A Year Away From Mac OS by Bit Cannon

A Year Away From Mac OS by Bit Cannon

User Bit Cannon blogs about his journey of moving away from macOS. He tries various operating systems along the way, such as Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Check out his full journal log at the link below. I continued to be lured by a BSD desktop. The stable base +...

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Looking at Lumina Desktop 2.0

Looking at Lumina Desktop 2.0

This blog features an interview with Ken Moore, the lead developer of the TrueOS project. Learn about the latest progress with Lumina Desktop Environment at the link below. TrueOS is an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD. A few weeks ago I sat down with...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 235: I C you BSD

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling discuss the origin of the term "open source", show us FreeBSD running on ThinkPad T530, discuss a blog about moving away from Windows, the Unknown Giants, and OpenBSD & FreeDOS. Press play below to tune...

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FreeBSD Foundation Update, February 2018

FreeBSD Foundation Update, February 2018

The FreeBSD Foundation has released their February 2018 newsletter summarizing their progress in the community and development so far for the year. This issue features LLVM's LLD Linker, fundraising initiatives, FOSDEM 2018 conference, release engineering updates,...

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KDE Plasma 5 coming soon to FreeBSD

KDE Plasma 5 coming soon to FreeBSD

KDE contributor Adriaan de Groot is nearing the finish line for KDE Plasma 5 on FreeBSD. Below is a summary of what Adriaan has been working on, and users should be able to grab KDE Plasma 5 from the ports very soon. From here on, we’ve got the following things lined...

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BSD Magazine Issue 2/2018

BSD Magazine Issue 2/2018

This issue of BSD Magazine features an article on Sendmail that debunks the so-called complicated process, volume-level and row-level security constraint on PostgreSQL, building a laptop with PowerPC architecture and GNU/Linux, and more. Download the PDF/EPUB here....

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5 Differences Between TrueOS & Linux

5 Differences Between TrueOS & Linux

User JoshDW19 walks us through the differences between the open-source operating systems TrueOS and Linux. TrueOS is based on FreeBSD, a UNIX open-source operating system. See the article below to find out what makes TrueOS standout from Linux. When thinking of Open...

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Spectre & Meltdown Mitigations for FreeBSD

Spectre & Meltdown Mitigations for FreeBSD

The folks at FreeBSD have been working diligently on patching the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities since it was made aware late last year, according to Softpedia and Phoronix. See the links below and take proper measures to keep your FreeBSD systems safe...

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