Jan Koum, founder of WhatsApp — the popular mobile messaging and voice calling application, has once again given tribute to FreeBSD and spoke of his beginnings at Yahoo. You can read the full article at Wired. WhatsApp is used by 900,000,000 users around the world.
Take a ride through the FreeBSD realm, behind the eyes of a Linux user. This is a three part series written by user eerielinux. They explain a lot of the functions in the shell, frrom updating the system to retrieving applications from the ports tree.
Ken Moore, developer of Lumina Desktop Environment for PC-BSD, has released version 0.8.7. This update adds a new desktop item interaction system, along with a revamp of the Insight file manager, and new plugins added.
View a full list of changes here: http://lumina-desktop.org/lumina-desktop-0-8-7-released/
The folks at iXsystems kicked off a campaign to highlight how FreeNAS, PC-BSD, OpenZFS, etc. have helped users around the world solve real life problems.
You can submit your story for a chance to win a prize —
If you’re interested in why some users have FreeBSD as their operating system of choice, this thread from /r/sysadmin documents a bunch of pros and cons from system administrators all around.
The top comment reads:
- better networking implementation
- having a single source for everything (as opposed to kernel vs os)
- the ports collection
- the bsd startup system
- the freebsd community
Some people may NOT prefer these, but others do. It all comes down to preference and what you are using the system for.
Thanks to http://www.dragonflydigest.com/2015/10/17/16916.html for linking this post.
The spectacular hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Adam Levanthal regarding ZFS & DTrace history. Click play below to tune in:
For more BSD related content: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_10_22-tracing_the_source
The FreeBSD Foundation sponsored Shonali Balakrishna, a masters student from the University of Irvine, California, to attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference.
The 2015 Grace Hopper Conference was held in Houston, TX, October 14-16. The conference is for women in computing and most of the attendees were female computer science majors, female software developers, and college professors. A few men that attended as well, but of the 12,000 attendees, the majority were women.
If you haven’t seen already, users Michael Kelley and Jason M. Anderson focused their recent Microsoft Loves Linux series on FreeBSD on Hyper-V. It’s a five part blog which details the usage of Linux and FreeBSD on Microsoft’s very own virtualization platform.
Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #1: Introduction to Linux and FreeBSD on Hyper-V
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #2: Linux and FreeBSD Integration Services Core Features
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #3: Linux Dynamic Memory and Live Backup
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #4: Linux Network Features and Performance
- Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #5: FreeBSD on Hyper-V
Thanks to user, we can get a FAMP stack set up on FreeBSD 10.2, along with Mod Security.
FAMP Stack or FreeBSD with Apache, MariaDB and PHP is a group of opensource software to run application based on php to your browser. FAMP similiar with LAMP (Linux Apache MAriaDB/MySQL and PHP) on linux server.
Mod Security is a Open source intrusion detection and prevention engine for web server. Support for Apache Nginx and IIS on windows server. It is one of the apache modules to prevent from hackers and other malicious attack like SQL Injection, XSS, LFI(Local File Inclusion), RFI(Remote File Inclusion) etc.
In this tutorial we will guide about Installation of FAMP Stack with FreeBSD 10.2, and then give you sample configuration of virtualhost on apache webserver. Next we will install and configure mod security to work with the FAMP Stack and activate on the virtualhost that have been created.
Check out the full tutorial here: http://linoxide.com/security/install-famp-stack-php-mod-security-freebsd/
Thanks to user, we can get FreeBSD set up on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
How do I install FreeBSD 10 or FreeBSD 11 (current) on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B? How do I flash the SD Card using Linux, OS X, FreeBSD or Unix-like operating system?
Tutorial details Difficulty Intermediate (rss) Root privileges Yes Requirements None Estimated completion time 20m
You can easily install FreeBSD 10 or FreeBSD 11 (current) on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. You can build a nice and easy to use Unix server using FreeBSD operating system. FreeBSD-CURRENT has supported Raspberry Pi since November, 2012 and Raspberry Pi 2 since March, 2015. In this quick tutorial I’m going to explain how to install FreeBSD 11 current arm port on RPI2.
Check out the full tutorial here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-freebsd-on-raspberry-pi-2-model-b/