BSDNow.TV Episode 132: Scaling up with BSD

In this BSD Now episode, host Allan Jude talks about ScaleEngine's use of BSD. Hit play below to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olbR-GAyQfo For this week's roundup of BSD related content: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2016_03_10-scaling_up_with_bsd

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How-To: Install FreeBSD (with Gui!)

User Lillian Lemmer of Hypatia Software Organization shows us how to get FreeBSD setup along with a GUI. This goes over: Installing FreeBSD Setting up your GUI (windowmaker, xorg, rox-filer) Updates Terminal experience; zsh + oh-my-zsh Other goodies!...

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Why FreeBSD?

Why FreeBSD?

User Hamza Sheikh speaks on his experiences with UNIX, and why he has decided to go with FreeBSD. You can read his full blog post in the link below. I like to think of FreeBSD as the Debian of BSDs. It has a much bigger tent than others that results in more features...

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FreeBSD 10.3-RC1 Now Available

FreeBSD 10.3-RC1 Now Available

The developers of FreeBSD have recently made available the first release candidate of 10.3. Notable changes are OpenSSL update, Hyper-V driver updates, as well as nvme(4) and pf(4) fixes. See the link below for the full release information. The first Release Candidate...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 131: BSD behind the chalkboard

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Jamie McParland (Newburg Public School District in Oregon). They discuss the usage of BSD in different operations of their educational workplace. Press play below to tune in:...

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FreeBSD and ZFS

FreeBSD and ZFS

Check out this post from the FreeBSD Foundation, regarding ZFS. There is also a lengthy discussion on ycombinator regarding the licensing issues surrounding the filesystem. ZFS has been making headlines lately, so it seems like the right time to talk about the...

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How-To: Install Qemu on FreeBSD 10

How-To: Install Qemu on FreeBSD 10

Thanks to user Johnson D, we can get Qemu running on FreeBSD 10. See the link below for the full instructions. QEMU is a hypervisor, that can emulate many number of architectures.Some of the architectures include: i386 x86_64 Alpha Arm MIPS MIPS64 PPC PPC64 Sparc...

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FreeBSD 10.3-RC1 Now Available

FreeBSD 10.3-BETA3 Now Available

The third BETA of FreeBSD 10.3 is available. Notable changes are em(4), igb(4), qlxgbe(4) driver updates, SCTP stack fixes, support for mounting linprocfs(5) and linsysfs(5) file systems, ZFS fixes, and many more. Please see the release notes below for the full list...

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PVS-Studio delved into the FreeBSD kernel

PVS-Studio delved into the FreeBSD kernel

User Svyatoslav Razmyslov runs several tests on the PVS-Studio software to analyze the FreeBSD kernel. Full details of the report can be found in the link below. PVS-Studio is a tool used to detect bugs in the source code of programs written in C, C++ and C#....

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Smells Like UNIX Spirit by Andy

Smells Like UNIX Spirit by Andy

Check out these two posts from Andy Mender's blog called Lands of UNIX.  Mender talks about certain features such as documentation, directory organization, etc. You can read his full blog below and see the perspective of someone who has dove deep in various UNIX...

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Advantages of FreeBSD over Linux (self.freebsd)

Advantages of FreeBSD over Linux (self.freebsd)

Check out what users of /r/freebsd have to say about the pros and cons of FreeBSD over Linux. This lengthy discussion has this particular post voted to the top: The main advantage for me so far is root/boot on ZFS out of the box without much effort. Data integrity...

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How-To: FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 2

How-To: FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 2

This short tutorial by user garyhall shows us how to get Raspberry Pi 2 running FreeBSD. Follow the link below for the full instructions. Most Raspberry Pi's run some form of Linux (Raspbian, Ubuntu, etc) but you can also run other Unix variants on the Raspberry Pi....

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FreeBSD 10.3-BETA2 Now Available

FreeBSD 10.3-BETA2 Now Available

If you have not seen it already, FreeBSD version 10.-3 BETA2 is available. This update consists of changes to OpenSSH, UEFI ZFS loader, and various bug/security fixes. Follow the link below for the full notes. The second BETA build of the 10.3-RELEASE release cycle is...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 129: Synthesize all the Things!

In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview John Marino regarding his work on ports-mgnt utility Synth, and its cross use between DragonFly and FreeBSD. Hit play below to tune in: https://youtu.be/5B8_m4RDLN0 For this weeks round up of BSD...

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