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The FreeBSD Foundation has announced it will sponsor Max Khon to finish the DAHDI FreeBSD driver port. DAHDI (Digium/Asterisk Hardware Device Interface) is the open source device interface technology used to control Digium and other legacy telephony interface cards. “The purpose … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The FreeBSD Security Team have identified a little bug in FreeBSD where a lost mbuf flag can result in data loss. “I. Background An mbuf is a basic unit of memory management in the FreeBSD kernel inter-process communication and networking … Continue reading
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 Beta
I Running old binaries on -current Did you know you can old FreeBSD binaries on recent versions? As strange as it may sound, all FreeBSD versions have an ABI compatibility with previous versions, and you can run files compiled years … Continue reading
One of the ways the FreeBSD Foundation supports FreeBSD, is by funding FreeBSD development (e.g. the Jail based virtualisation project). The Foundation has agreed to fund two more projects: Jail Resource Containers Project (announcement) Dtrace Userland Project (announcement) I Resource Containers … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading