FreeBSD 8.4-BETA1 available for testing

The FreeBSD developers have announced the availability of the first BETA build for the FreeBSD-8.4 release . ISO images for the amd64, i386 and pc98 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. Since the stable/8 branch is relatively mature we hope...

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FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE available

FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE available

The FreeNAS development team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE. FreeNAS 8.3.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3 with version 28 of the ZFS filesystem, and features volume based encryption for ZFS. Release information, imagages and plugins can be downloaded...

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DesktopBSD brought back to live

DesktopBSD brought back to live

The DesktopBSD project is in the process of being revived. EchoD has brought the website and the forums back to live. DesktopBSD 1.7 was released back in 2009 and Peter Hofer announced that would be the last release baked up by himself. Some German deve;opers took...

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GhostBSD 3.0 released

GhostBSD 3.0 released

Eric Turgeon, lead developer of the GhostBSD project, has announced the release of GhostBSD 3.0. The latest version includes a lot of enhancements and new features, such as an improved system installer, Openbox window manager, and more. Some of the highlights of...

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FreeBSD 2012-Q4 Status Report

The FreeBSD team has published the FreeBSD 2012-Q4 status report covering progress of FreeBSD-related development projects during the fourth quarter of 2012. You can read amongst others about progress on the bhyve type-2 hypervisor, AMD GPUs kernel-mode setting, UEFI...

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MaheshaBSD-2.0 Server Released

Juraj Sipos has announced the release of MaheshaBSD Server 2.0. This version comes with WordPress running on a USB memory stick. This is the only distro in the World with WordPress running immediately without any installation process. Many poor people will have a...

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Introducing fbsdmon (fbsdmon.org)

There are some websites that keep track of new FreeBSD ports, such as the FreeBSD ports page or Freshports, and some that track (Free)BSD installations, such as bsdstats. I was not aware, but there's also fbsdmon that measures ports popularity and lets you...

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FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE available

FreeNAS 8.3.1-RC1 now available

The FreeNAS development team has announced FreeNAS 8.3.1-RC1 which will be the first and only release candidate planned for the final version of FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE. FreeNAS 8.3.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3 with version 28 of the ZFS filesystem, and features volume...

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PC-BSD 9.1 Rolling Release

PC-BSD 9.1 Rolling Release

Kris, lead developer of the PC-BSD project, mentioned a couple of weeks ago (http://goo.gl/Atzu5) that he was planning a rolling release for PC-BSD. Generally this was well received within the PC-BSD community. Kris has now uploaded a first ISO to test the rolling...

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BSD Magazine (2012-02): Rehosting in NetBSD

BSD Magazine (2012-02): Rehosting in NetBSD

February’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: Rehosting in NetBSD (free PDF download). You’ll find the following subjects inside: VAX/OpenVMS Rehosting in NetBSD 6.0 Hosts What’s around the Corner: A Look at Upcoming PC-BSD Changes SSL for Dovecot and...

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Tor anonymity software for BSD – mailinglist

Tor anonymity software for BSD – mailinglist

The New York City *BSD User Group has announced a mailing list dedicated to running the Tor anonymity software on the BSDs.  The list aims to become a forum for BSD users and developers interested in improving the performance and expanding the use of the BSDs as a...

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*BSD Event in Naples (April 2013)

Watch out, another BSD-Day is rising: next April in Naples where BSD people of Italy and Central Europe meet up! This event is an excellent opportunity for BSD developers and enthusiasts to present their work to larger audiences, share their thoughts with their...

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2012: a BSD year in retrospective

FreeBSD is by far the most active BSD when it comes to sheer numbers, having the largest user and developer base (roughly 80% of the whole BSD community). In 2012, a new minor version of FreeBSD 8 (8.3-RELEASE in April) was released, as well as a new major version...

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