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The developers of pfSense have just released version 2.1.3. This version addresses security fixes seen in pfSense-SA-14_05.tcp and pfSense-SA-14_06.openssl. Other fixes include optimizations in the tools repository, and minor changes in OpenVPN, Correct Captive Portal, and DynDNS.
The pfSense® project is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution.
To read the full release notes, head on over to the official pfSense digest page: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1272
The developers of GhostBSD have chosen to take a new direction with their desktop-oriented operating system. They have abandoned all desktop environments, including GNOME, to take on MATE. The desktop environment MATE is an offshoot of GNOME 2 featuring large improvements. You can try out MATE on GhostBSD 3.5. Version 4.0 is currently in the works and will feature MATE only.
Check out the full announcement at: http://ghostbsd.org/node/197
You can listen to the ogg file here: http://cis01.uma.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk240.ogg
Check out the official page at: http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2014/04/bsdtalk240-about-time-with-george.html
This article by Make Tech Easier discusses the pros and cons of both PC-BSD and Ubuntu as an open-source desktop operating system. The two operating systems are compared by the ease of use as a desktop, starting with the installation process, desktop environment, and ending with application support and installation.
To read the full article with graphics, check out the following link: http://www.maketecheasier.com/pc-bsd-vs-ubuntu/
BSD Now has released episode 35, titled “Puffy Firewall”. Hosts Alan Jude and Kris Moore take a look at pf (Packet Filter), the removal of ALTQ from OpenBSD, FreeBSD’s quarterly status report, updates to OpenBSD’s OpenSSL rewrite, and the latest versions of NetBSD.
Check out the official page at: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_04_30-puffy_firewall
The developers of OpenBSD have just released version 5.5. This release includes the feature time_t being made available for 64 bits on all platforms, improvements to the installer, improved hardware support, and various changes to the network stack. In addition, there were updates in several apps such as GNOME 3.10.2, KDE 3.5.10 / 4.11.5, Xfce 4.10, MySQL 5.1.73 and Postegre SQL 9.3.2, Postfix 2.11, etc.
The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. OpenBSD supports binary emulation of most programs from SVR4 (Solaris), FreeBSD, Linux, BSD/OS, SunOS and HP-UX. OpenBSD is freely available from our FTP sites, and also available in an inexpensive 3-CD set.
To read the full release notes, head on over to this link: http://www.openbsd.org/55.html
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore speak with John Hixson about FreeNAS development, and the direction it is currently heading. Tune into this short feature by clicking play below:
Head on over to the official page here: http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/55782/its-gonna-get-nasty-bsd-now-34/
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit AlphaServers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and it is user-supported with complete source. Many applications are easily available through The NetBSD Packages Collection.
For the full release notes, check out the following link: http://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-6/NetBSD-6.1.4.html