FreeBSD 11.1-BETA1 now available

FreeBSD 11.1-BETA1 now available

The developers of FreeBSD have made available version 11.1-BETA-1. This is a minor update as noted by Phoronix. Download the latest ISO/IMG here. Official announcement: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2017-June/087242.html FreeBSD 11.1 is this...

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FreeBSD Development Projects Update (May 2017)

FreeBSD Development Projects Update (May 2017)

For May 2017 (Summer), the FreeBSD Foundation began hiring co-op students from the University of Waterloo. The University of Waterloo is a pioneer and leader of co-op education. They chose CS students Siva Mahadevan and Guangyuan (Charlie) Yang for the summer project...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 196: PostgreZFS

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict and Allan go over EuroBSDcon's schedule, explore Docker on OpenBSD, and show us how to run PostgreSQL on ZFS, and more. Click play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEMTfjzzP0s BSD Now weekly content roundup:...

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National FreeBSD Day is June 19

National FreeBSD Day is June 19

The FreeBSD Foundation has designated June 19 as National FreeBSD Day! On June 19, 1993, FreeBSD was chosen to be the name for this open-source operating system that is now widely used across the world. Read their post on how we can celebrate and promote FreeBSD....

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BSDNow.TV Episode 195: I don’t WannaCry

In this BSD now episode, hosts Allan and Benedict discuss OpenBSD, combating ransomware with OpenZFS, and using pfSense to maximize your non-gigabit internet connection. Click play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRGBsRrRExo BSD Now weekly content...

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FreeBSD as Main PC OS OR NOT?

Check out these discussion posts of various users' experience in using FreeBSD as a desktop and in the home lab. https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/66ydeb/freebsd_as_main_pc_os_or_not/ https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/6d574b/centos_7_vs_freebsd/ This...

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FreeBSD 11.1-BETA1 now available

FreeBSD Q1 Status Report

If you haven't seen it already, the developers of FreeBSD have released their first quarter status report. Phoronix notes that the ports collection is reaching 30,000, and significant progress is being made for the Linux compatibility layer. Check out the links below...

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Design of a Trust System for FreeBSD

User Eric McCorkle discusses some security aspects of FreeBSD, notably signatures (executables, library, kernel) in his latest blog. This article is broken down in sections such as signed elf binaries, portable verification library, key management, etc. Read the whole...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 194: Daemonic plans

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict and Allan cover the latest FreeBSD status report, discuss a plan for Open Source software development, centrally managing bhyve with Ansible, libvirt, pkg-ssh, and more. Click play below to tune in:...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 193: Fire up the 802.11 AC

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan and Benedict interview Adrian Chadd regarding 802.11ac in FreeBSD, discuss pfSense & OpenVPN, ZFS storage pool checkpoint, and more. Press play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0MTE0AeYU BSD Now weekly...

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Promoting FreeBSD at Events

Promoting FreeBSD at Events

The FreeBSD Foundation gives us some guidelines and ways to help promote the open source operating system at events, conferences, and trade shows around the world. Follow the link below for the full post. Attending conferences is not only an excellent way to gain new...

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Bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD

Adrian Chadd, known for his WiFi and FreeBSD work, writes about his latest updates on bringing 802.11ac to the FreeBSD operating system. Read his full story a the link provided. I've been chipping away at bringing up 802.11ac on FreeBSD. I've been meaning to write...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 192: SSHv1 Be Gone

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss development updates from the FreeBSD Foundation, TrueOS, Dynamic WDS, and more. Click play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM0CIpJzpAI BSD Now weekly content roundup:...

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pfSense 2.3.4 now available

pfSense 2.3.4 now available

The developers of pfSense have announced version 2.3.4. This release mainly contains stability and bug fixes. See the official announcement for a full list of changes. Download the ISO here. We are happy to announce the release of pfSense® software version 2.3.4! This...

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