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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Linux Skype 4.0.0.8 on FreeBSD working

Linux Skype 4.0.0.8 on FreeBSD working

If you need Skype on FreeBSD (be aware though ;-), Artyom Mirgorodskiy managed to get the Linux version of Skype (4.0.0.8) to work on FreeBSD. The FreeBSD Skype port is deprecated, but if you follow the steps in Artyom's guide, it should work fine. I have not tried...

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The move from Linux to FreeBSD

Another happy, new FreeBSD user: I found a major difference between Linux and FreeBSD: performance and memory usage. The performance was nearly same as Linux, but slightly better. Memory usage change, was drastic. FreeBSD is just too good at managing memory.  ...

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FreeBSD 8.4 Released

FreeBSD 8.4 Released

Fourteen months since the release of FreeBSD 8.3, the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.3 whilst also introducing...

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BSDTalk Interviews: Netflix and ZFS

Will Backman has recorded and uploaded two interviews, both of which were recorded during BSDCan 2013. bsdtalk 226 was done with Scott Long, Alistair Crooks, and David Discher from Netflix. The other interview (bsdtalk 227) was with Matt Ahrens (one of the original...

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FreeBSD monitoring tool

Alexander has been working on a new FreeBSD monitoring tool and the first public release for FreeBSD is now available. He is looking for interested people who are willing to try and test it, and give him feedback. We looking to build a proper, useful full coverage...

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