FreeBSD and FreeNAS in Business

User Randy Westlund tells us of his experience of how his father's business succeeded and continues to, in which FreeBSD, FreeNAS, and pfSense were able to play a critical role. This setup has been in place for several months, and everyone is delighted with it. There...

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The tale of an OS X to FreeBSD user

User mirrorshades recounts their story of transitioning from a long time OS X user to FreeBSD. I’ve been using Mac OS X since the Public Beta, though not as a daily driver for a few years after it was initially released. Pismo, PowerMac, PowerBook (12" albook!),...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 118: BSD is go for Launch

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview the admirable Mark Heily regarding his efforts on relaunchd, and what separates it from the rest of the crowd. Click play below to tune in: For the BSDNow weekly content round up:...

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bsdtalk259 – Supporting a BSD Project

Mr. Backman is back again with another BSD talk. This presentation is titled "Supporting a BSD Project", featuring Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil at vBSDCon 2015. File Info: 65Min, 31MB. MP3 Link: https://archive.org/download/bsdtalk259/bsdtalk259.mp3 Ogg Link:...

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Inaugural SemiBUG meeting notes

Michael W Lucas, author of the recent FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book, wrote about his most recent SemiBUG meeting. Interestingly, this was the first BSD event he attended in 20 years where beer was not present. Last night was the first semibug.org meeting, at the Hazel...

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A FreeBSD AMI Builder AMI

FreeBSD security officer Colin Percival has posted a blog regarding an AMI builder on FreeBSD via his website Daemonic Dispatches. I've been working on the FreeBSD/EC2 platform for a long time; five years ago I finally had it running, and for the past few years it has...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 116: Arcing ZFS

In this week's BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview the one and only zfsdude, George Wilson, regarding changes being made to ZFS's ARC. Hit play below to tune in: For a weekly round up BSD related content:...

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Yahoo! & FreeBSD

Yahoo! & FreeBSD

Previously we posted an article about Jan Koum's beginnings as a FreeBSD developer at Yahoo! He mentioned that he came to Yahoo! because they were using FreeBSD. This interesting page is an excerpt on how the open source operating came to be at the large company, as...

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The ZFS ZIL and SLOG Demystified

The ZFS ZIL and SLOG Demystified

Michael Dexter returns with another piece on ZFS, this one titled The ZFS ZIL and SLOG Demystified on the FreeNAS website. The article clarifies the usage of ZIL (ZFS Intent Log) and SLOG (Separate Intent Log) on your FreeNAS or FreeBSD pools. The ZIL and SLOG are two...

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SeaGL 2015 Recap

SeaGL 2015 Recap

Michael Dexter recently attended SeaGL, or Seattle GNU/Linux Conference to promote BSD. Read his story about the small conference packed with many users of various open source software. The third SeaGL Seattle GNU/Linux Conference took place October 23rd and 24th at...

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Videos: BSD History

A round up of interesting videos detailing the BSD community and its history. Dive into the minds of Rick Reed, Marshall Kirk McKusick, Robert Watson, and George Neville-Neil. Thanks to users Beastie7, protocelt, PacketMan, & Kalero for collecting the links. Original:...

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