Miscellaneous FreeBSD links and news

These are some miscellaneous FreeBSD related links you may find interesting. FreeBSD pkgng vs custom ports (Michael W. Lucas) New BSDA Study DVD Released (nycbug mailinglist) New ArchBSD ISO Install 2013-07-12 (ArchBSD) PC-BSD now uses a Content Delivery Network (CDN)...

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FreeBSD 9.2-BETA2 available

Glen Barber has announced the availability of the second BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle. The second BETA build of the 9.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. ISO images and,...

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FreeNAS 9.1.0-RC1 is now available

FreeNAS 9.1.0-RC1 is now available

Alfred Perlstein has announced the availability of FreeNAS 9.1.0-RC1. This is the first release candidate for FreeNAS 9.1.0. We have passed a great alpha and rolling beta cycle with many bug fixes and regressions fixed. At this point, only bug fixes and regressions...

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NodePaint for FreeBSD

NodePaint for FreeBSD

NodePaint is a new and commercial image editing software which will officially support FreeBSD / PC-BSD. NodePaint is a new application for creating and editing images with nodes. Nodes are small operations that you can combine to achieve unlimited flexibility and...

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FreeBSD 9.2 Beta Released

FreeBSD 9.2 Beta Released

Glen Barber has announced the availability of the initial beta build of FreeBSD 9.2. The first BETA build of the 9.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, and ia64 architectures. If you notice problems you can report them...

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FreeBSD Status Report – 2013-Q2

The FreeBSD Project has released its first status report for 2013 (January to March 2013). It comes with 33 entries and gives a nice insight on what developers have been working on. From the table of contents: FreeBSD Team Reports FreeBSD Core Team FreeBSD Postmaster...

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FreeBSD begins process to support secure boot

The FreeBSD project has begun the process of making it possible for the operating system to run alongside Windows 8 on a computer which has secure boot enabled. Secure boot is a feature of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface or UEFI, the replacement for the BIOS...

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FreeNAS 9.1.0 BETA images available

FreeNAS 9.1.0 BETA images available

The FreeNAS development team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 9.1.0-BETA images. Images can be downloaded from freenas downloads section. The best improvement, I think, is that the jail plugin for any plugins you want to download is now included in the...

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Apple’s Jordan Hubbard joins iXsystems

Apple’s Jordan Hubbard joins iXsystems

FreeBSD Co-Founder Wraps Up Historic Tenure at Apple to Become iXsystems CTO  iXsystems announced today that one of the original founders of FreeBSD, Jordan Hubbard, is joining iXsystems. More information can be found in the press release that was sent out: Xsystems,...

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FreeBSD based Orbis OS powering Sony PS4

FreeBSD based Orbis OS powering Sony PS4

vgleaks has discovered that the new Sony Playstation 4 will be powered by Orbis OS, a modified version of FreeBSD 9.0. The modifications include new or optimised drivers for AMD’s 8-core CPU and Radeon GPU combination. This is not something that FreeBSD currently...

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FreeBSD, 20 years young

FreeBSD, 20 years young

FreeBSD celebrates its 20th birthday this week. On 19 June 1993, David Greenman, Jordan Hubbard and Rod Grimes  announced the creation of their new fork of the BSD 4.3 operating system, and its new name: FreeBSD   To: interim@bsd.coe.montana.edu (Interim 0.1.5)...

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PC-BSD Status Update – the future

PC-BSD Status Update – the future

Kris, the PC-BSD founder and lead developer, has set out his plan on the PC-BSD Developers mailinglist for the upcoming version(s) of PC-BSD. In a nutshell: PKGNG repos will be updated at a set day in the month PC-BSD will come with the GRUB bootloader ZFS is going to...

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New JabirOS sources

Muhammadreza has announced that new JabirOS sources are available for download. The script lets you compile custom images. The build guide can be found here.  ...

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FreeBSD Security Advisory: mmap

FreeBSD Security Advisory: mmap

The FreeBSD Security Team has identified an issue in mmap and has issued the following security advisory: FreeBSD-SA-13:06.mmap (18/06/2013). The FreeBSD virtual memory system allows files to be memory-mapped. All or parts of a file can be made available to a process...

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