FreeBSD Project iPhone app

Edwin Groothuis created a FreeBSD  iPhone app that provides general information about FreeBSD, news, upcoming events, videos from YouTube (BSD conference) and so on. May be useful if you have an iPhone. But the FreeBSD community is larger than just a map of the...

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FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available

The first Release Candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. Source: FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 Available

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FreeBSD News: 3 years old

FreeBSD News: 3 years old

Well, this FreeBSD News website is 3 years old now. When I started out 3 years ago, I didn't realise it was going to attrack so many (regular) visitors. One big difference between Linux and FreeBSD is that there is a lot more Linux advocacy, whereas FreeBSD developers...

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FreeBSD 8.1 ports feature freeze starting soon

In preparation for 8.1-RELEASE, the ports tree will be in feature freeze after release candidate 1 (RC1) is released, currently planned for June 11. If you have any commits with high impact planned, get them in the tree before then and if they require an experimental...

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LLVM Clang integrated into FreeBSD 9-CURRENT

LLVM  Clang, a BSD licenced compiler, is an alternative base compiler, with the general intention of it becoming the official FreeBSD base compiler. On June 9th, we are importing clang/LLVM into FreeBSD HEAD. We are going to import clang/LLVM sources and put those...

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I’m a BSD

Rick Jelliffe has written up his experience of installing FreeBSD and tweaking it so he could use it for every day use instead of Windows, Linux or Solaris: "I'm a BSD" This is her verdict: But so far I am really enjoying it. BSD feels like UNIX, a welcome change from...

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PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1 Released

PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1 Released

Hot on the heels of the FreeBSD 8.1-BETA1, Kris Moore has now prepared and released PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1. As most of you will now PC-BSD follows the FreeBSD release cycle and is pure FreeBSD, not a fork, clone or anything like that. The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce...

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New BSD Magazine issue: BSD firewalls

New BSD Magazine issue: BSD firewalls

A new issue of the BSD Magazine is available. This time the main subject is BSD firewalls. From the table of contents: WebHostingBuzz: Matthew Russell, Dennis Arkhangelski Introduction to Nano BSD: Daniel Gerzo Secure Your Wireless with IPsec: Dan Langille Redundant...

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Creating PBI packages for PC-BSD (howto)

Creating PBI packages for PC-BSD (howto)

Jesse Smith from Distrowatch has published an howto showing how you can create step-by-step PBIs (software package format used on the PC-BSD operating system (.pbi filename extension)) for PC-BSD: "A few months ago when I reviewed PC-BSD 8.0, some people mentioned the...

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M0n0wall vs pfSense vs NanoBSD

This shows how secure and rock-solid FreeBSD is. Makura no Soshi was running FreeBSD 4.11 as fil ter ing net work bridge, and thinking of upgrading, he's compared the pros and cons of  m0n0wall, pfSense and NanoBSD. In the end he decided to go with NanoBSD. Thus I...

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Google changes WebM License, now pure BSD

When Google first unveiled its WebM project, there were quite some concerns over its license. This license was incompatible with version 2 and 3 of the GPL, and was effectively a new license, causing unnecessary confusion. Google has now cleared everything up by...

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FreeBSD 7.2 EoL coming soon

On June 30th, FreeBSD 7.2 will reach its End of Life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of this release are strongly encouraged to upgrade to FreeBSD 7.3 before that date; FreeBSD 7.3 will be supported until the end of March 2012....

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Download FreeBSD 8.1 BETA1

Download FreeBSD 8.1 BETA1

FreeBSD 8.1 BETA1 is available for downloading on (most of) the mirrors, as mentioned on the FreeBSD Stable Mailinglist: The first of the test builds for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, pc98, and sparc64 architectures....

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Bordeaux on PC-BSD Screenshot tour

Bordeaux on PC-BSD Screenshot tour

This Screenshot tour is of the upcoming Bordeaux 2.0.6 release. In this release Bordeaux will start installing the IrfanView Plugins by default. Irfanview has also been upgraded from the 4.25 release to the newest 4.27 release. 2.0.6 will also come with a new Wine...

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DesktopBSD – a new start

DesktopBSD – a new start

This is good news for the FreeBSD world, FreeBSD advocacy and the FreeBSD project in general, and current DesktopBSD users in particular: According to the DesktopBSD website development of this KDE-based and FreeBSD based, user-friendly system will be restarted /...

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