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Previous issue: BSD In the Clouds
PC-BSD gets a mention in this blog post by user Susan Linton (OSTATIC).
PC-BSD is the Linux Mint of free BSDs, an easy-to-use desktop system. Today Joshua Allen Holm briefs readers on the nature of free BSDs before diving in. The installer, Allen said, isn’t perfect making “a good, but not great, first impression.” He thought the software selection was good, but didn’t really like the “roles” model of categorizing. After install, the interface is familiar and clean. The package management is tidy and attractive supporting three grades of update schedules: “Enterprise, Production, and Edge.” That as well as other system configurations can be found in the PC-BSD control center and Allen thinks the PC-BSD handbook “does a good job as striking a balance between concise and thorough.” PC-BSD is the place to start your adventures into free BSDs.
BSDCan 2016 is being held Ottawa, Canada, and is currently open for registration, including a call for papers.
Come join us at the 13th annual BSDCan!
BSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related projects. The organizers have found a fantastic formula that appeals to a wide range of people from extreme novices to advanced developers.
BSDCan 2016 will be held on 10-11 June 2016 (Fri/Sat) at University of Ottawa in the DMS (Desmarais) building, and will be preceded by two days of Tutorials on 8-9 June 2016 (Wed/Thu). See our map for details.
There will be related events (of a social nature, for the most part) on the day before and after the conference.
Call for Papers
Register now: http://www.bsdcan.org/2016/
Michael W. Lucas has released an early access edition of his third storage title: FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems. This early access edition gives technical reviewers a chance to provide feedback and includes the final version at a discounted price. FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems picks up where FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials leaves off, covering more advanced topics like NFS, iSCSI, HAST and foreign file systems.
“System administrators of any expertise level will expand their FreeBSD mastery with FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.”
Purchase the eBook here: https://www.tiltedwindmillpress.com/?product=fmspf
User Joshua Allen Holm wrote a review of the PC-BSD, a desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. He reviews everything from the installation, AppCafe, documentation, to the Lumina Desktop Environment. Follow the link below to see the full content.
When my journey into the world of open source began in the mid-90s, the easiest way to get installation media was to buy CD sets from online stores and have them shipped to you. Being interested in experimenting with different operating systems, I always bought the giant bundle that included all the distributions. Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, SUSE, and several now defunct distributions were include for me to play with, but the bundles also came with installation discs for the various BSD distributions (FreeBSD, NetBSD, and later, OpenBSD).
Joshua’s PC-BSD review: https://opensource.com/life/15/12/bsd-desktop-user-review-pc-bsd
The FreeNAS Team brings us an in depth tutorial on how to get iSCSI set up on the latest version.
For more helpful tutorials, check out their channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeNASTeam
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore interview NetBSD developer Paul Goyette. In addition, they discuss the new DragonflyBSD and much more. Click play below to tune in:
For a weekly round-up of BSD related content: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2015_12_10-there_be_dragons_bsd_dragons
Thanks to user Arul, we can get Bugzilla set up on FreeBSD 10.2, along with Apache and SSL. Follow the link below for the full instructions.
Bugzilla is open source web base application for bug tracker and testing tool, develop by mozilla project, and licensed under Mozilla Public License. It is used by high tech company like mozilla, redhat and gnome. Bugzilla was originally created by Terry Weissman in 1998. It written in perl, use MySQL as the database back-end. It is a server software designed to help you manage software development. Bugzilla has a lot of features, optimized database, excellent security, advanced search tool, integrated with email capabilities etc.
In this tutorial we will install bugzilla 5.0 with apache for the web server, and enable SSL for it. Then install mysql51 as the database system on freebsd 10.2.
User Randy Westlund tells us of his experience of how his father’s business succeeded and continues to, in which FreeBSD, FreeNAS, and pfSense were able to play a critical role.
This setup has been in place for several months, and everyone is delighted with it. There are no more networking problems, fewer miscommunications, and much less time spent coordinating work. Efficiency is way up.
FreeBSD (in three different incarnations) helped me focus on improving the company’s workflow without spending much time on the OS. And now there’s an awning company that is, in a very real sense, powered by FreeBSD
Read Randy’s full story here: https://www.textplain.net/blog/2015/freebsd-and-freenas-in-business/
While the FreeBSDNews.com website has no direct relation with this FreeBSD News (Issue 1), we thought you might enjoy this relic. The editor is the man himself, Jordan Hubbard.