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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BSD Magazine’s 100th Issue!

BSD Magazine’s 100th Issue!

BSD Mag is celebrating their One Hundredth issue, this one featuring an article about Bitcoin full node on FreeBSD, OpenLDAP Directory Services in FreeBSD part II, a user documenting his switch to OpenBSD,  page checksum protection in PostgreSQL, and more....

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BSD Now 227: The long core dump

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Benedict Reuschling & Allan Jude walk us through dumping a PS4 kernel in 6 days, discuss NetBSD 7.11, show us how to run FreeBSD on Thinkpad T470, and update us on the OpenBSD's pledge progress. Click play below to tune in:...

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Are All BSDs Created Equally?

This presentation by Ilja van Sprundel discusses how the major BSDs handle their security kernel bug advisories -- FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD. In this presentation I start off asking the question "How come there are only a handful of BSD security kernel bugs...

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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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