FreeBSD 8.1 CDs/DVDs Now Shipping from FreeBSDMall

FreeBSD Mall, Inc. is happy to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.1-based products. The four CD set and DVD are now shipping to subscribers around the world. If you haven’t yet placed your order, you may do so at http://www.freebsdmall.com. You may also elect to start your subscription with the latest release. In addition to […]

10 differences between Linux and BSD

How often do you hear people lumping together Linux and any of the BSDs? I’ve done it on occasion, and I hear it all the time. Of course, there are plenty of similarities between Linux and BSD: They are both based on UNIX. For the most part, both systems are developed by noncommercial organizations. And […]

PC-BSD 8.1 review

PC-BSD 8.1 was released on July 20, 2010, roughly five months after version 8.0 was released. Some of the suggestions made in the review of PC-BSD 8.0 have been carried out in this latest release. In fact, the changes were made within one month of that review being published. It is an encouraging example of […]

Learn Unix With OpenBSD

Much of the focus of desktop Linux, and regrettably even Linux in the data center, is a slow and steady migration away from the command line towards GUI tools and interfaces. While this is great news for the Linux and open source community at large, many basic Unix skills get overlooked by new users. Back […]

The New NetBSD Core Team

We take great pleasure in announcing that the NetBSD core team, responsible for technical management within the NetBSD project, has increased its numbers to seven. This is to help in the running of a project with an ever-growing source base and developer community, and mirrors a similar change made to the board of directors, which […]

BSD Operating Systems. August issue is here!

August issue is here! I am happy to introduce you August issue. This time we will be mentioning Windows, Ubuntu in our magazine, but surely it will be more than connected to BSD. Get yourself a copy and let us know if it was usefull and interesting. We also have modified and have another survey […]

GhostBSD 1.5 x86 is out.

We have update to Gnome 2.30. Now You can install GhostBSD by terminal commands and a list with pc-sysinstall. The partition Supported to install GhostBSD are UFS, UFS+S (plus soft updates7), UFS+J (plus journaling8), ZFS, and SWAP. A how to install is in the desktop. With GhostBSD in your hard drive you have Linux-f10 compatibility […]

The FreeBSD Foundation Semi-Annual Newsletter is Now Available

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce the publication of The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2010 Semi-Annual Newsletter. Go to http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/press/2010Jul-newsletter.shtml to find out how we have supported the FreeBSD Project and community so far this year. Sincerely, The FreeBSD Foundation

FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE. This is the second release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.0 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: – zfsloader added – zpool version of ZFS subsystem updated to version 14 – NFSv4 […]

PC-BSD 8.1 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce 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 changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-Release KDE 4.4.5 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

Debian Linux Benchmarked Against Debian GNU/kFreeBSD & FreeBSD

Back in January, we published the first benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD: the spin of Debian that replaces the Linux kernel with the FreeBSD kernel while retaining most of the same GNU user-land and it uses the GNU C library. With those original tests comparing Debian GNU/Linux to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, the Linux version ended up winning […]

New FreeBSD core team elected

The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2010 core team election. The FreeBSD core team acts as the project’s “board of directors” and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, et cetera), and making any […]

FreeBSD Foundation Announces Resource Containers Project

Dear FreeBSD Community, We are pleased to announce that Edward Tomasz Napierala has been awarded a grant to implement resource containers and a simple per-jail resource limits mechanism. Unlike Solaris zones, the current implementation of FreeBSD Jails does not provide per-jail resource limits.  As a result, users are often forced to replace jails with other […]

GhostBSD 1.5 Beta

Good News GhostBSD 1.5 Beta is there. On this beta we have the backend of PC-BSD installer But not configure to install GhostBSD We add Cups and Compiz but we have not test if cups work. compiz is part of the system but Whit xorg config that not gonna work. But when we gonna have […]

PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 Now Available

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1-RC1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RC1, and KDE 4.4.4 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 changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 KDE 4.4.4 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

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. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network should be available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites. Checksums for the images are at the bottom of this […]

PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1 Released

The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1-BETA1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-PRERELEASE, and KDE 4.4.4 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 changes are: FreeBSD 8.1-PreRelease KDE 4.4.4 Numerous fixes to the installation […]

BSD vs Linux

I run FreeBSD on my computers. A lot of my friends run Linux, or at least one of the distributions of it. Naturally, then, we agree that a Unix-style operating system is the right choice, but we disagree on which to use. It’s been my impression that the BSD communit{y,ies}, in general, understand Linux far […]

FreeBSD 8.1-BETA1 Available

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. Files suitable for creating installation media or doing FTP based installs through the network should be on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites by now. MD5/SHA256 checksums of the images are […]

DesktopBSD lives on under new leadership

Following the September 2009 announcement that version 1.7 of DesktopBSD would be the “last and final release”, a small group of German developers have signed on to continue the distributions development. DesktopBSD is based on FreeBSD using the KDE desktop environment and is similar to PC-BSD which also focuses on a desktop version of the […]