FreeBSD comes to 64-bit ARM

FreeBSD comes to 64-bit ARM

User Agam Shah (Computerworld) writes about the developments of FreeBSD on the ARM 64-bit processor. ARM is known for its low-power and is mainly used in mobile devices. Lately, there has been an interest in using the ARM 64-bit processor in servers for cloud and web...

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FreeBSD Q3’2016 Status Report

FreeBSD Q3’2016 Status Report

For those who have not seen it yet, the folks at FreeBSD have published their status report for the 3rd Quarter of 2016. Head over to the link below for a detailed report from the Release Engineering, Ports Collection, Core, and Foundation Teams, along with updates on...

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Testing simple ZFS failure on FreeBSD

Testing simple ZFS failure on FreeBSD

User voltagex blogs about his experience in testing simple ZFS failure on FreeBSD. He uses VirtualBox as a testing ground for the drive failure experiment and shows how the robust ZFS file system will deal with it. See the full article in the link below. ZFS is one of...

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iXsystems Announces TrueOS Launch

iXsystems Announces TrueOS Launch

iXsystems Inc. has announced the launch of TrueOS, a desktop FreeBSD based operating system that evolved from the PC-BSD name. Notable features are its rolling release updates, Lumina Desktop Environment, and more features such as TrueOS Pico coming soon. Head on over...

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OpenIndiana Migrates to FreeBSD Loader

OpenIndiana Migrates to FreeBSD Loader

OpenIndiana version 2016.10 has incorporated the FreeBSD boot loader, along with MATE desktop. OpenIndiana is based on Illumos and derived from OpenSolaris, Sun Microsystem's now defunct open source operating system. Read the full article in the link below. The...

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[How-To] XFCE desktop in FreeBSD

This tutorial by user Linux Help will show you how to get an XFCE desktop environment set up in FreeBSD. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions, or watch the video below: https://youtu.be/xorjEAicR8g To install XFCE desktop in FreeBSD In this article...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 166: Pass that UNIX Pipe

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude discuss system call fuzzing, the history of UNIX pipes, speeding up MySQL imports, and more. Hit play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVfRbQe-Z4M For this week's roundup of BSD related content...

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FreeBSD Laptop Options

This post by user dnabre started as a request, and led to a lengthy discussion on FreeBSD compatible laptops. If you are in search for one, check out the replies by the users of /r/freebsd....

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[How-To] PostgreSQL and FreeBSD Quick Start

[How-To] PostgreSQL and FreeBSD Quick Start

This tutorial by user CWharton shows us how to get PostgreSQL set up on FreeBSD. Follow the link below for the full set of instructions, as well as a discussion by users on /r/freebsd. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database with over two...

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[How-To] Install XFCE desktop on FreeBSD

User Linux Help shows us how to get an XFCE desktop environment set up in FreeBSD. XFCE is a simple and elegant desktop environment available across UNIX and UNIX like operating systems. Watch the video or follow the link below for the full set of instructions. To...

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