BSD Now Episode 234: Code and Community

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss the Google Summer of Code 2018 projects, show us a tutorial on FreeBSD jails with iocage, talk about the new Code of Conduct for FreeBSD, as well as libhijack & fancy monitoring for OpenSMTPD....

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Lumina Lights the Way for TrueOS Pt. 1

Lumina Lights the Way for TrueOS Pt. 1

Josh Smith and Ken Moore, lead developer of Lumina, recently discussed the early beginnings of Lumina Desktop Environment, along with it's bright future ahead with the open-source world. Lumina is currently the default desktop environment packaged with TrueOS, an...

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FreeBSD/EC2 history

FreeBSD/EC2 history

Colin Percival, known FreeBSD contributor, provides us a detailed blog history / timeline of his work with FreeBSD and Amazon EC2. EC2, or Elastic Compute Cloud, is part of Amazon Web Services cloud hosting platform. His work dates back to 2010, with EC2 being...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 233: High on ZFS

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude explain the physics behind ZFS, DTrace switching to the GPL, Emacs debugging, syncookies coming to PF, and lastly FreeBSD's history on EC2. Hit play below to tune in: We explain the physics behind ZFS,...

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BSD Now Episode 232: FOSDEM 2018

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Alan Jude recap on their trip to FOSDEM, discuss the pros & cons of permissive licensing, cover the installation of OpenBSD on a dedibox with full-disk encryption, talk about the new Lumina guide repository, and...

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TechSNAP 355: Operation FreeNAS Rescue

TechSNAP rescues a FreeNAS Mini on its last legs, and migrate the data safely to another hardware. You can listen to their latest podcast below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQTzcRH7tA4 Jupiter Broadcasting show notes:...

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Google Summer of Code: Call for Project Ideas

Google Summer of Code: Call for Project Ideas

The FreeBSD Foundation is looking for project ideas for students at Google Summer of Code 2018. You can submit your ideas at their page below. The FreeBSD Project has again applied to be a part of the Google Summer of Code (GSOC) and we’re looking for additional...

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[How-To] FreeBSD Install, Dual Boot with Windows 10

User basicbsd shows us how to set up FreeBSD to dual boot with Windows 10. In their setup, Windows 10 is already on the laptop, and the drive was partitioned to include FreeBSD. See the link below for the full set of instructions. If you’re going to install FreeBSD, I...

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OPNsense 18.1 Groovy Gecko released

The developers of OPNsense have made available version 18.1 - Groovy Gecko. This version includes FreeBSD 11.1 base operating system, PHP 7.1 and jQuery 3 updates, more driver support, OpenVPN multi-remote support for clients, plugin-capable firewall NAT rules, and...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 299: The Meltdown of Spectre

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude discuss responses from various BSD projects on Meltdown & Spectre, show us how to run CentOS on bhyve, announce GhostBSD 11.1, and look at the case against the fork syscall. Click play below to tune in:...

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Qt 5.9 on FreeBSD

Qt 5.9 on FreeBSD

Qt 5.9 is now on FreeBSD according to developers Tobias and Raphael. Qt is an open-source application framework for developing application software. You may download it from the FreeBSD ports tree. With Qt 5.9, the Elisa music player works, for instance (where it has...

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Should I use BSD? r/BSD

A user at r/BSD asks the community if they should use BSD, coming from a Linux background. A lengthy discussion follows. Here are some of the top comments: For starting I would recommend TrueOS, you can check a FreeBSD base quick and with good defaults. Then if you...

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Finally Moving Away From Windows

User Nicholas Manios tells us about his journey from Windows 10 to FreeBSD 11.1. He makes sure to successfully migrate any needed apps through a VM on bhyve, and imports configurations for cross-platform apps like Firefox. Those looking to make the switch, see if...

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LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of TrueOS A Unix Based OS

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of TrueOS A Unix Based OS

LinuxAndUbuntu gives us an in-depth review of TrueOS, a FreeBSD based operating system. They walk us through from installation, control panel, applications, to developer tools. See the link below for the detailed report. Trust me, the name TrueOS takes me back to...

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Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability

The FreeBSD Security Team have issued a notice regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability, known to affect many Intel systems around the world. A fix is in progress and will be announced soon.You may view the report from various websites below. By now, we're...

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GhostBSD 11.1 Review

GhostBSD 11.1 Review

Jesse Smith of DistroWatch gives us an in depth review of the latest GhostBSD version 11.1, from installing, to package management, to applications. Check out the link below for the detailed report. Most of my time with GhostBSD, I was impressed and happy with the...

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