The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System

51O2s8E3dsL._SY300_For many years, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System has been recognized as the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative technical guide to FreeBSD’s internal structure. Now, this definitive guide has been extensively updated to reflect all major FreeBSD improvements between Versions 5 and Versions 11.

Approximately one-third of the content in this edition is completely new, and another one-third has been extensively rewritten. The authors fully cover every FreeBSD improvement today’s sysadmins, application and system programmers, and support professionals need to know about.

Three leading FreeBSD experts begin by providing a concise overview of FreeBSD’s current design and implementation. Next, while explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing each significant systems facility. Readers can use this book as both a working reference and an in-depth study of a leading contemporary, portable, open source operating system.

For pre-ordering and more details visit the amazon page: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System (2nd edition)

BSD Now Episode 29: P.E.F.S. (video)

bsd_now_logoThe team has uploaded a new weekly episode, P.E.F.S. (a filesystem-level encryption utility) featuring an interview with Gleb Kurtsou and a tutorial showing how to use PEFS.

In this episode (see video below) the two hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, chat about the following topics:

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BSD Now Episode 28: Ghost of Partition (video)

The team has uploaded a new episode: Ghost of Partition.

This episode (see video below) is shorter than normally as the hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, are at AsiaBSDCon.

This episode has an interview with Eric Turgeon, founder of the desktop-focused GhostBSD project and a tutorial on disk concatenating in NetBSD.

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FreeBSD Participating in Google Summer of Code

FreeBSD is pleased to announce that once again we have been selected to participate in the Google Summer of Code program. This gives University students the opportunity to earn a $5,500 USD stipend in exchange for working on Open Source software over their Summer break. Students have around 12 weeks to work on their project, and will be mentored by existing FreeBSD committers. Participating organisations will earn $500 USD per student mentored.

FreeBSD’s organisation page may be found here and a list of possible project ideas may be found here. Please note that projects do not have to come from the ideas list, and indeed students are encouraged to produce their own project ideas – the majority of past projects have been thought up by the participants themselves. More details about FreeBSD’s participation in Google Summer of Code including contact details can be found here.

Students are also encouraged to visit the GSoC website to view more details of the program, including eligibility requirements, and a list of other participating organisations.

Source: FreeBSD Now

FreeNAS Developers help build better FreeNAS boxes

FreeNAS is the most popular storage OS in the world, and makes it easy for anyone to build secure, robust network attached storage (NAS) to store files and share files.

In this video Jordan Hubbard, the project lead for FreeNAS and the CTO at iXsystems, and James Nixon teach you about FreeNAS, open source, and setting up your backup hardware the right way.


About FreeNAS: FreeNAS is a FreeBSD-based (nanobsd) and BSD licensed open source Network Attached Storage Platform developed by iXsystems, that has been optimised to support file storage and files sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems.