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FOSS Force blog writer and long time open source user Larry Cafiero writes this article on why he is moving from Linux to BSD.
Over the last several weeks, I have to confess to doing a little soul-searching in the wake of some developments in the Linux world, and I’ve come to a decision of sorts. It’s hard to say when the actual tipping point was, but you can probably mark it around the time Sarah Sharp closed the door on any further Linux kernel work, augmented by the accompanying “lack of understanding” by some who are significantly smarter than their responses would reflect.
The Devil & BSD: Leaving Linux Behind: http://fossforce.com/2015/11/devil-bsd-leaving-linux-behind/
Also, check out a story about an encounter he had with a random person on the topic of Linux/BSD.
Is That Linux? No, It’s PC-BSD: http://fossforce.com/2015/12/linux-no-pc-bsd/
Thanks to user, we can get Nginx as Reverse Proxy for Apache set up on FreeBSD 10.2
Nginx is free and open source HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an mail proxy server for IMAP/POP3. Nginx is high performance web server with rich of features, simple configuration and low memory usage. Originally written by Igor Sysoev on 2002, and until now has been used by a big technology company including Netflix, Github, Cloudflare, WordPress.com etc.
In this tutorial we will “install and configure nginx web server as reverse proxy for apache on freebsd 10.2“. Apache will run with php on port 8080, and then we need to configure nginx run on port 80 to receive a request from user/visitor. If user request for web page from the browser on port 80, then nginx will pass the request to apache webserver and PHP that running on port 8080.
User mirrorshades recounts their story of transitioning from a long time OS X user to FreeBSD.
I’ve been using Mac OS X since the Public Beta, though not as a daily driver for a few years after it was initially released.
Pismo, PowerMac, PowerBook (12″ albook!), MacBook, iMac… It’s been a long road, really, and until the last few years I’ve been very happy.
Before OS X, I used Linux or OpenBSD as a desktop (and before that Windows 3.1), and was generally pretty happy for many years, but I did spend a lot of time screwing around with X11 configs and
dist-upgradebreaking my world, and all the usual stuff you might remember from 2003 or 2004.
Read the entire story here: http://mirrorshades.net/post/132753032310
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview the admirable Mark Heily regarding his efforts on relaunchd, and what separates it from the rest of the crowd. Click play below to tune in:
For the BSDNow weekly content round up: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_12_3-bsd_is_a_go_for_launch
Mr. Backman is back again with another BSD talk. This presentation is titled “Supporting a BSD Project”, featuring Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil at vBSDCon 2015.
File Info: 65Min, 31MB.
Thanks to user, we can get Ajenti set up on FreeBSD 10.2, along with Nginx and SSL. Follow the link below to see the guide.
Ajenti is open source web based system management tools, control panel for your server based on python. Support for many distro like Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian and Unix FreeBSD. Ajenti coded with python, it is lightweight control panel with beautiful interface. It is allow you to manage your services on your server, manage apache, cron jobs, firewall, mysql database etc. Ajenti is powerfull and easy to install.
In this tutorial we will guide you to install ajenti with nginx as the web server, and then configure SSL for ajenti on freebsd 10.2. we will guide you to install ajenti from pip (Package management in python), install all package needed by ajenti from freebsd ports, and then install and configure nginx to running in front of ajenti with SSL enabled.
In this BSD Now episode, the superb hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview Brian Cantrill regarding his latest rants — specifically on Linux Interfaces. Hit play below to tune in:
For a round up of BSD related content: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_11_23-the_cantrill_strikes_back
Michael W Lucas, author of the recent FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS book, wrote about his most recent SemiBUG meeting. Interestingly, this was the first BSD event he attended in 20 years where beer was not present.
Last night was the first semibug.org meeting, at the Hazel Park Raceway. Eleven people attended.
The fourth floor of the HPR clubhouse was actually quite suitable for a user group meeting. HPR has horse races on Friday and Saturday night during spring and summer, but this time of year it relies on live videos of races in warm places. We had a conference table, but wound up sitting in chairs in a big circle while we hashed out what happened. The HPR staff was friendly and welcoming…
Full meeting notes: http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/2495
FreeBSD security officer Colin Percival has posted a blog regarding an AMI builder on FreeBSD via his website Daemonic Dispatches.
I’ve been working on the FreeBSD/EC2 platform for a long time; five years ago I finally had it running, and for the past few years it has provided the behaviour FreeBSD users expect — stability and high performance — across all EC2 instance types. Making the platform work was just the first step though; next comes making it usable.
Some people are happy with simply having a virtual machine which runs the base FreeBSD system; for them, the published FreeBSD/EC2 images (which, as of FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE, are built by the FreeBSD Release Engineer) will be sufficient. For users who want to use “stock” FreeBSD but would like to have some extra setup performed when the instance launches — say, to install some packages, edit some configuration files, and enable some services — I wrote the configinit tool. And for users who need to make changes to FreeBSD itself, I added code for building AMIs into the FreeBSD source tree, so you can take a modified FreeBSD tree and run make ec2ami to generate a reusable image.