FreeBSD Wayland’s Weston support

FreeBSD Wayland’s Weston support

Phoronix reports that developers are working on FreeBSD support for Wayland's Weston, a display server protocol. It appears that FreeBSD Weston patches are on the way. See the links below for the full story. FreeBSD support for Weston is interesting with the...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 225: The one true OS

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude discuss TrueOS stable 17.12 release, show us an OpenBSD workstation guide, learnings from PDP-11, recap on FreeBSD 2017 releng, and DuoSSH. Press play below to tune in:...

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NVIDIA Driver Support Ends for 32-Bit FreeBSD

NVIDIA Driver Support Ends for 32-Bit FreeBSD

It's time to move on to the 64-bit era. NVIDIA has announced end of driver support for 32-bit versions Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD. Check out the articles from Softpedia and Phoronix for more details. NVIDIA has recently announced that it’s ending support for 32-bit...

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TrueOS 17.12 is now available!

TrueOS 17.12 is now available!

The developers of TrueOS have made available version 17.12. This version features improvements in OpenRC, boot speed, removable-device management, Lumina, SysAdm API integrations, and more. Head on over to the link below for more details. Download here. We have also...

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FreeNAS 11.1-RELEASE is now available!

FreeNAS 11.1-RELEASE is now available!

The developers of FreeNAS have made available version 11.1-RELEASE! The changes in this one are FreeBSD 11.1 base, OpenZFS improvements, resilvering, new GUI themes, Intel Skylake, Kaby Lake, and AMD Ryzen compatibility, and cloud sync options. See the link(s) below...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 224: The Bus Factor

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude try to answer what happens to an open source project when a developer dies, tell us about the last bootstrapped tech company in Silicon Valley, update us on the NetBSD Thread sanitizer, and show us how to...

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FreeBSD Foundation – Your Impact

FreeBSD Foundation – Your Impact

The FreeBSD Foundation is close to meeting its fundraising goal for the year 2017. Consider donating, any amount will help FreeBSD continue to make an impact on the world. This year included: projects such as OpenZFS Raid-Z Expansion, Broadcom WiFI infrastructural...

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FreeBSD 11.0 End-of-Life

FreeBSD 11.0 End-of-Life

The FreeBSD Security Team has announced END-of-LIFE for FreeBSD version 11.0. Those who are still on 11.0 should upgrade to a newer release in order to continue receiving updates. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Dear FreeBSD community, As of Nov 30,...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 223 Compile once, debug twice

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude help us choose a compiler for debuggability, show us how to port Rust apps to FreeBSD, discuss Docker on FreeBSD/Solaris, recap on EuroBSDcon, and demo network manager control in OpenSBD. Click play below...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 222: How Netflix works

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling discuss a two-faced Oracle, cover a FAMP installatino, and show us how Netflix works, and show us who the patron of yak shaving is. Press play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6XXXepuiow...

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Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment

Lumina Desktop Environment has shipped out version 1.4, which comes with a new theme engine as well as ZFS integrations. Other additions are the PDF viewer, packaging changes, themes repository, and more. Lumina is known for being the default Desktop Environment of...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 221: BSD in Taiwan

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude & Benedict Reuschling present Allan's recent trip to BSD Taiwan, discuss the latest versions of Lumina and GhostBSD, and report on OpenBSD p2k17 hackathon. Click play below to tune in:...

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Migrating from FreeNAS to FreeBSD

Migrating from FreeNAS to FreeBSD

This blog by user Nahraf details his journey of moving from FreeNAS to FreeBSD to better accommodate his use cases. Check out the blog to see his detailed instructions for the zpool transitioning. =>  I love FreeNAS. Its awesome, well built, well-supported. But as my...

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r/freebsd: Why FreeBSD over Linux?

This lengthy discussion from r/freebsd features users explaining various reasons why they chose FreeBSD over Linux. Here's some of the popular comments, and you can view the entire thread at the link below. Many, because of the community, which is super friendly....

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FreeBSD/EC2 on C5 instances (Colin Percival)

FreeBSD/EC2 on C5 instances (Colin Percival)

FreeBSD Security Officer Emeritus Colin Percival blogs about an issue with running FreeBSD on Amazon's EC2 "C5" instances. Please see his notice if you are currently running this or plan to do so. See the link below for the full report.  Last week, Amazon released...

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