25 Years of FreeBSD @ FOSDEM 19

25 Years of FreeBSD @ FOSDEM 19

Deb Goodkin, Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, gives a presentation about the History of FreeBSD and its 25 year history so far. Press play below to tune in: FreeBSD is 25 years old! Learn the history of FreeBSD, why its use is increasing, and why you...

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GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

Jack M Germain reviews GhostBSD Open Source operating system from a Linux user's perspective. GhostBSD is based on TrueOS, and originally on FreeBSD. Germain discusses a bit of BSD history, packages, look and feel, apps, and other things. See the link below for the...

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BSD Now Episode 286: Old Machine Revival

BSD Now Episode 286: Old Machine Revival

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling discuss ading glue in the desktop environment, PC engine and flashing the BIOS, reviving Cisco IDS in OpenBSD, WindowMaker and OpenBSD, RealTime data compression, love for pipes, and some more. Click...

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BSD Link Roundup 2/21

BSD Link Roundup 2/21

Below are some links of various BSD or FreeBSD stories and discussions around the web -- ranging from screenshots, why people chose BSD, and some updates. We'll continue to provide these round-ups in addition to regular content and news updates! Why To Not Use...

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BSD Now Episode 285: BSD Strategy

BSD Now Episode 285: BSD Strategy

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling and Allan Jude discuss a blog about strategies to keep FreeBSD relevant, reflecting on a new machine's soul, 10GbE benchmarks on Linux and FreeBSD, integrating LLVM sanitizers in NetBSD base, a DitroWatch review on...

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FreeBSD in Audio Studio (FOSDEM 19)

FreeBSD in Audio Studio (FOSDEM 19)

Interested in music production, and also have a love for Open Source and FreeBSD? Goran Mekic, a FreeBSD and Linux sysadmin, gives a talk on how one can utilize FreeBSD as a music production studio -- with various tools such as OSS, Virtual OSS, and LV2 plugins. You...

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[How-To] Install pgAdmin4 on FreeBSD 12

[How-To] Install pgAdmin4 on FreeBSD 12

In this tutorial, user Josphat Mutai shows us how to get pgAdmin4 set up on your FreeBSD 12 operating system. pgAdmin4 is an Open Source administration and development platform for PostgreSQL, an advanced database built on Open Source. See the link below for the full...

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Netflix and FreeBSD Ties

Netflix and FreeBSD Ties

In this blog, user Abhishek Prakash discusses Netflix's use of FreeBSD. In fact, quite a large amount of streaming bandwidth goes through FreeBSD servers that are deployed by Netflix in the US. To learn more, below you may also view a talk and slides by Jonathan...

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BSD Now Episode 284: FOSDEM 2019

BSD Now Episode 284: FOSDEM 2019

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling, discuss FOSDEM 2019, FreeBSD Foundation January 2019 update, OPNsense 19.1, hardware-assisted virtualization challenge, ZFS/GPL terror, ClonOS 19.01, and some more. Click play below to tune in:...

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FreeNAS 11.1-U7 is now available

FreeNAS 11.1-U7 is now available

The developers of FreeNAS have made available version 11.1-U7. This version has several bug fixes and feature changes, notably NFS, bhyve, and Samba. See the link below for a detailed list of changes. The FreeNAS development team is pleased to announce the...

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NomadBSD 1.2-RC1 is now available

NomadBSD 1.2-RC1 is now available

The developers of NomadBSD have made available the first release candidate of version 1.2. NomadBSD is a based on FreeBSD and is designed to run on live USB thumb drives, or for those who would like to test out a FreeBSD system without going through the install...

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[How-To] Install GNOME on FreeBSD

[How-To] Install GNOME on FreeBSD

User Jack Wallen shows us how to get GNOME desktop environment set up on your FreeBSD operating system. GNOME is known for its high quality user experience and easy to use interface. See the link below for the full set of instructions. FreeBSD is an outstanding...

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[How-To] FreeBSD 12 + VNET + ZFS

[How-To] FreeBSD 12 + VNET + ZFS

In this tutorial, user sfxsf from r/FreeBSD shows us how to get a VNET running in a FreeBSD jail. VNET stands for virtual network, with ZFS being an ideal choice for using jails. See the link below for the full set of instructions, with more in the comments section:...

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BSD Now Episode 282: Open the Rsync

BSD Now Episode 282: Open the Rsync

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling dicuss Project Trident 18.12, Spotifyd app on NetBSD, OPNsense 18.7.10, Sun Ultra 24 Workstation powered by AMD EPYC, OpenRsync, LLD port to NetBSD, and some more. Click play below to tune in:...

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Project Trident 18.12-RELEASE is now available

Project Trident 18.12-RELEASE is now available

The developers of Project Trident have made available version 18.12-RELEASE. Project Trident is the continuation of TrueOS base system with the graphical user interface / desktop environment Lumina. This version features new packages, such as aeskulap, amarok,...

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How I did start using FreeBSD by Banym

How I did start using FreeBSD by Banym

User Banym recounts his experience in first discovering FreeBSD, back in 2002 and using version 4.6. He also gives some of his pros and cons of FreeBSD after using it for over a decade, and running it in VMs alongside Linux Gentoo. See the link below for his full...

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[How-To] Install Webmin on FreeBSD 12

[How-To] Install Webmin on FreeBSD 12

In this tutorial, user Josphat Mutai shows us how to get Webmin set up on your FreeBSD 12 operating system. Webmin is an open-source system configuration tool that allows you to manage your server via a web UI. See the link below for the full set of instructions. With...

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