Projects funded by the FreeBSD Foundation

The FreeBSD Foundation funds various projects each year and there are several interesting projects in progress: DAHDI (formerly known as Zaptel) FreeBSD driver port--this project will make it possible to use FreeBSD as a base system for software PBX solutions resource...

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FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE available

FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE available

FreeBSD 8.1 has been available for a few days on the download mirrors, but the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has now officially announced FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE. This is the second release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.0 and...

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PC-BSD 8.1 released

PC-BSD 8.1 released

The PC-BSD Team has announced the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5 Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable...

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FreeBSD quick news and links (21/07/2010)

FreeBSD quick news and links (21/07/2010)

I Super-accurate computer clock created A free pies of software that allows computers to keep phenomenally accurate time has been developed by researchers in Melbourne. The software, called RADclock, should improve everything from Skype conversations to the tracking...

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FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE available

There's no official announcement yet, but FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE is available on the FreeBSD FTP servers: i386 - ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/8.1-RELEASE/ amd64...

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NYCBSDCon 2010 – Call for Papers

NYCBSDCon 2010 – Call for Papers

The New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon) is the main technical conference on the US East Coast for the BSD community to get together to share and gain knowledge, to network with like-minded people, and to have fun. This event is organized by members of the New...

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FreeBSD Core Team 2010 Elected

FreeBSD Core Team 2010 Elected

One of the features that sets FreeBSD apart from other open source opeating systems, is its governance structure. FreeBSD is not owned by a company, though many companies use it and contribute code back, but yet is run as if it were a company, with the Core Team...

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GhostBSD 1.5 Beta (incl PC-BSD Installer)

GhostBSD 1.5 Beta is out. Notable additions are Compiz, Cups and it seems to include the PC-BSD backend installer (PC-Sysinstall (vid)). pc-sysinstall is the best FreeBSD installer around, so no wonder it's included ;-) Announcement and download link: GhostBSD 1.5...

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BSDTalk interview with Colin Percival

BSDTalk interview with Colin Percival

BSDTalk has a 20 minutes interview with Colin Percival, who is part of the FreeBSD Security Team. Subject of the interview is cryptography, Portsnap, FreeBSD Update, and Tarsnap. This interview was done at BSDCan 2010 where Colin did a presentation on...

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First look at GhostBSD (Distrowatch)

Distrowatch has an interview with Eric Turgeon, GhostBSD's founder, and a review of this FreeBSD/Gnome based desktop operating system. "The PC-BSD project brings a user-friendly pre-configured KDE desktop to the FreeBSD community. Which is all well and good, but what...

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BSD Magazine 2010/07: OpenBSD

BSD Magazine 2010/07: OpenBSD

July's issue of the BSD Magazine can now be downloaded: BSD magazine 2010/07: OpenBSD. Olga Kartseva, chief editor, wrote that the BSD Magazine archives are available now for freebsd-announce mailinglist subscribers without having to subscribe to the BSD Mag...

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FreeBSD 8.1-RC2 released

FreeBSD 8.1-RC2 released

The second and most likely final Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. Read the rest of the release announcement for details and upgrade instructions. Download...

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