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There’s been an active discustion on the FreeBSD Xen mailinglist about finishing the Xen port. Xen is a virtual machine monitor for IA-32 (x86, x86-64), IA-64 and PowerPC 970 architectures. It allows several guest operating systems to be executed on … Continue reading
Often, after a fresh new installation of FreeBSD, we have a set of programs we want to install. The conventional method would be installing it one by one in /usr/ports. Today, we will use meta ports to install the set … Continue reading
twIP (pronounced “twip” and short for tweet IP) runs as a process under a *nix-like system, but could also be run on a standalone (OS-less) device, as long as there is a device driver for some networking hardware. The underlying … Continue reading
Ivan Voras has an interesting post explaining UFS file system space allocation: Users coming from other systems don’t usually know it (and probably don’t care, in today’s environment of multi-TB drives), but UFS has a rather interesting approach to space … Continue reading
Ben Laurie has started porting Chromium (the open source project behind the Google Chrome browser) to FreeBSD. In my copious spare time, I’ve started work on a FreeBSD port of Chromium. So far it doesn’t even build, but I’ve identified … Continue reading
KDE 4.3.1 is a bugfix, translation and maintenance update. KDE users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. Release notes can be found on the KDE 4.3.1 announcement page. Installing and upgrading instructions can be found here.
At a recent Linux users’ gathering Ivan Voras temporarily saved the day when a WRT router was not working. He set up his Acer Aspire One netbook as a wireless access point on FreeBSD 8.0. It had wired connectivity to … Continue reading