pfSense 2.1.3 is released

pfSense 2.1.3 is released

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...

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GhostBSD focusing on MATE

GhostBSD focusing on MATE

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...

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bsdtalk240 “About Time” with George Neville-Neil

bsdtalk240 “About Time” with George Neville-Neil

The folks at bsdtalk have uploaded their new talk with George Neville-Neil. In this 35 minute talk, they discuss network time protocol as well as the precision time protocol. You can listen to the ogg file here: http://cis01.uma.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk240.ogg...

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PC-BSD vs. Ubuntu

PC-BSD vs. Ubuntu

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...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 035: Puffy Firewall

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....

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OpenBSD 5.5 is released

OpenBSD 5.5 is released

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...

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NetBSD 6.1.4 is released

NetBSD 6.1.4 is released

NetBSD has just released version 6.1.4, which addresses the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, as well as other security and stability issues. NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit...

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Contest going until Monday, April 28!

Dear FreeBSD News readers, This is a reminder that our contest will continue until Monday, April 28 and end at 10PM. We thank everyone for their submissions so far, and for spreading the word about FreeBSD News. We do encourage you to submit an interesting...

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FreeNAS 9.2.1.5 has been released

FreeNAS 9.2.1.5 has been released

The FreeNAS engineering team has just released 9.2.1.5, after fixing several bugs that showed up in the previous version (9.2.1.4). The release came just a few days after 9.2.1.4 was released, which fixed bugs related to replication speed, CIFS, ZFS, and snapshots....

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OpenBSD takes on OpenSSL project, implements changes

The OpenBSD team has started its own fork of OpenSSL, due to the backlash from the Heartbleed bug. The new project will be called LibreSSL, and is based on OpenSSL 1.0.1g. The team has already begun working on a major clean up of the code. The following list outlines...

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PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 25 & 26

PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 25 & 26

Kris Moore and the PC-BSD team have been working on several updates for PC-BSD. The most notable are fixes related to the recent Heartbleed/OpenSSL bug, as well as stability issues with the PBI system. The Update Center has also had some changes to improve usability...

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FreeBSD First Quarter 2014 Status Report

The developers of FreeBSD have just released their status report updates for the first quarter of 2014. There have been many notable changes within the last 4 months. The following list from the status report outlines some of their major achievements: Ports team...

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FreeBSDNews.net Contest!

Dear FreeBSD News readers, FreeBSD News is holding a raffle to celebrate its new partnership with iXsystems. Up to 5 winners will be chosen randomly to receive awesome FreeBSD-related schwag, but there's a catch! In order to enter this raffle, you must perform the...

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FreeBSD Journal Issue #2

FreeBSD Journal Issue #2

FreeBSD Journal has just released their second issue available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Issue #2 will discuss Poudriere, PBI Format, hwpmc, as well as Journaled Soft-updates.   Check out this link for more information on the FreeBSD Journal itself:...

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pfSense 2.1.2 release & updates

pfSense has released version 2.1.2 which addresses the known Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, as well as some minor fixes. Download the latest release here: https://www.pfsense.org/download/index.html In other news, pfSense has released information regarding m3.medium and...

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BSDNow.TV Episode 032: PXE Dust (video)

In this BSDNow.tv episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude discuss OpenBSD's new feature "autoinstall". Following that is an interview with Dru Lavigne regarding her work related to FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and FreeNAS writing and documentation....

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