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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Announcement coming soon

A few weeks ago I mentioned that due to reduced free time I was contemplating what to do with freebsdnews.net and considering a few options. I have decided, and will let you all know shortly. You will like it...  Please stay tuned.

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BSDNow.tv Episode 031: Edgy BSD Users (video)

[Tube]XMXUUWgXzLY[/Tube] This week the hosts talk to Richard Stallman about the upcoming GPLv4 and how it will protect  software from being stolen. After that, you will be shown how to recover from those pesky ZFS on Linux corruption issues, as well as some tips on...

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Documentation is King | BSD Now 30

[Tube]z-Dzx1M8edk[/Tube] "We chat with Warren Block to discuss BSD documentation efforts and future plans. If you've ever wondered about the scary world of mailing lists, today's tutorial will show you the basics of how to get help and contribute back."

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Introducing the iXsystems MEGAPORT

Introducing the iXsystems MEGAPORT

You may remember the iXsystems MEGACORE, the monster of a server built for the FreeBSD Foundation. Recently an iX client had specific networking requirements for a 2U/4 node solution, so iX came up with a custom build that fit all of their needs. Meet "MEGAPORT". To...

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