BSDMag August 2014 Edition

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Dear Readers,

You are going to read the “Beyond BIOS” issue from BSD magazine. You have the chance to learn how to prepare to install an EFI environment on an Intel-based computer, how to perform the installation and how to manage the computer once it’s up and running. What is more, our experts will teach you with moderate experience in any Unix-like system to install and deploy a quality office server with common applications and services. Finally, you may find interest in the “Debugging and Troubleshooting: Fun, Profit and Go Home Earlier” tutorial provided by Carlos Antonio Neira Bustos.  Carlos is going to represent a real life situation where debugging skills will save us time, headaches and possibly to find a solution using a minimal amount of effort.

Head on over to the following link to download this issue: http://bsdmag.org/download/bsd-august-2014/

iXsystems Hosting MeetBSD California 2014, Western Digital San Jose

MEETBSD2014iXsystems will be hosting this year’s MeetBSD California, at Western Digital located in San Jose. This “unConference” will take place on November 1-2, 2014.

MeetBSD California is the premier BSD conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 2008, MeetBSD California has been held every two years in Silicon Valley, bringing together BSD community members from all over the region and around the world.

Previous settings for MeetBSD California have included the Google and Yahoo! campuses and the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View. This year’s venue, the Western Digital campus in San Jose, will remind attendees that the hardware BSD runs on is just as important as the applications it can run.

Matt Rutledge, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Storage Technologies for WD, said “Open Source technology continues to be key to the future of scalable, maintainable computer systems, and groups like those that develop the BSD operating systems are a key part of that ecosystem. We’re thrilled to welcome the BSD community to WD for MeetBSD 2014, and look forward to the open, collaborative innovation they represent.”

Check out MeetBSD.com for more information on how to register.

Official announcement: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12077427.htm

EuroBSDCon 2014 Registrations Open

bsd2008logoRegistration has recently opened for EuroBSDCon 2014. Hurry now as the early-bird special ends on August 18, and late registration goes until September 12.

EuroBSDcon is the premier European conference on the open source BSD operating systems attracting about 250 highly skilled engineering professionals, software developers, computer science students and professors, and users from all over Europe and other parts of the world. The goal of EuroBSDcon is to exchange knowledge about the BSD operating systems, facilitate coordination and cooperation among users and developers.

Head on over to the following link to start the registration process: http://2014.eurobsdcon.org/registration/

 

BSD Magazine (April 2014) – Free Pascal on BSD

BSD_04_2014-1April’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: Free Pascal on BSD (free PDF download).

You’ll find the following subjects inside:

  • Free Pascal on BSD
  • Revision Control Systems and Configuration Management. Part 1.
  • Deploying NetBSD on the Cloud using AWS EC2. Part 2
  • Getting to grips with the Gimp – Part 3
  • Credit Card Fraud is a Thing of The Past
  • With the Recent Announcement of the Widespread Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability, is it Time to Reconsider who the Troublemakers Really are?

Download Free Pascal on BSD

OpenBSD 5.5 is released

openBSDThe developers of OpenBSD have just released version 5.5. This release includes the feature time_t being made available for 64 bits on all platforms, improvements to the installer, improved hardware support, and various changes to the network stack. In addition, there were updates in several apps such as GNOME 3.10.2, KDE 3.5.10 / 4.11.5, Xfce 4.10, MySQL 5.1.73 and Postegre SQL 9.3.2, Postfix 2.11, etc.

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. OpenBSD supports binary emulation of most programs from SVR4 (Solaris), FreeBSD, Linux, BSD/OS, SunOS and HP-UX. OpenBSD is freely available from our FTP sites, and also available in an inexpensive 3-CD set.

To read the full release notes, head on over to this link: http://www.openbsd.org/55.html

NetBSD 6.1.4 is released

NetBSDNetBSD has just released version 6.1.4, which addresses the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, as well as other security and stability issues.

NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable UNIX-like Open Source operating system available for many platforms, from 64-bit AlphaServers and desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and it is user-supported with complete source. Many applications are easily available through The NetBSD Packages Collection.

For the full release notes, check out the following link: http://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-6/NetBSD-6.1.4.html