Save the BSD Magazine

I have been a subscriber since issue no 1, and I’m looking forward to many more issues. Karolina, the editor of BSD Magazine, has send round the following email:

I am sure most of you already heard that BSD magazine is going to be closed, due to much lower benefits than expected and the economy in general…

There is one last chance thought – if I somehow manage to increase the sales figures in stores the magazine will be published. I was given only one week (till Monday). Not much, but better than nothing. I think it is worth trying!

I can’t do it alone -so I am asking you for your help and support. I know most of you are already helping and I am really thankful for that.

If you could help me to promote the magazine on all forums, portals, blogs or anywhere else I would be really grateful.

I have attached the cover of the most current issue of BSD magazine if you would like to use it.

Please spread the word about BSD magazine!

In the US you can pick up a copy from Barnes&Noble, or alternatively you can buy a copy at FreeBSDMall.com.

It would be a shame to see BSD Mag disappear after only 5 issues….

BSD Magazine – support it

The BSD Magazine has been round for over a year now and has produced some very interesting issues. The editors have now provided a brochure suitable to give away at BSD/Linux events.

Those who’d like to have a look at the magazine without having to commit to a subscription, can now download some articles from the NetBSD issue and the whole OpenBSD-focused issue.

The latest issue is devoted to FreeBSD: A Guide to FreeBSD

Table of Contents:

  • Installing FreeBSD 7.1 with Enhanced Security Jails…
  • OpenSMTPD…
  • Getting a GNOME Desktop on FreeBSD…
  • Packaging Software for OpenBSD – part 2…
  • A Jabber Data Transfer Component…
  • Building a FreeBSD Wireless Router…
  • CPU Scaling on FreeBSD Unix…
  • LDAP Authentication on OpenBSD Boxes…
  • FreeBSD and Snort Intrusion Detection System…
  • Building an Embedded Video Web Server with NetBSD…
  • FreeBSD Tips…
  • Maintaining System Configuration Files Using Subsversion…
  • Q&A about Dtrace…

Already a happy BSD Mag reader? Help us spread the word.

BSD Magazine – Q2 2009 (PC-BSD Uncovered)

A new issue of the BSD Magazine is now available (Q2 2009).

The following is the table of contents:

Installing PC-BSD Fibonacci Edition – Jerry Dixon
Man pages? We don’t need no stinkin’ man pages. I don’t need to show you any man pages. Well, that being said, at least review the hardware requirements prior to selecting your computer platform.

Software management simplfied: PC-BSD and the PBI system – Jan Stedehouder
What is the best way of installing software on a FreeBSD-based system? The FreeBSD handbook doesn’t provide a single answer as both packages and ports have their benefi ts. All you have to do is open a terminal and…

Personalizing Your PC-BSD Desktop – James T. Nixon III
What is the point of having a personal computer if it isn’t personal? The vast amount of possibilities when customizing your PC-BSD desktop can be overwhelming. There are several aspects of PC-BSD that need to be understood before moving forward.

Using FreeBSD for Off-Site Backups – Eric Vintimilla
It is becoming increasingly important for people to have backup systems in place. This is especially true for people who hoard multimedia content. What would happen if someone’s hard drive failed and it contained their entire music library?

Building NetBSD for Embedded Systems Using Cygwin – Donald T. Hayford
You might think it is unusual that a magazine devoted to the *BSD operating systems would have an article about Cygwin, a Linux-like environment that runs on Windows.

ABC’s of ZFS - Amjith Ramanujam
ZFS is a state of the art fi lesystem developed by Sun Microsystems. ZFS was first introduced in the OpenSolaris operating system and was later ported to FreeBSD 7.

Django on FreeBSD – Dan Fairs
Dan Fairs, Director of Fez Consulting Ltd., a UK-based software development consultancy, introduces Django: a web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.

Open Source Studio to Transmitter Link (OSSTL) – Jason Ellison
A local nonprofi t radio station owns a studio that provides feeds for two AM radio stations and one FM radio station. The content provided for the two AM station’s is mostly syndicated talk radio with a very little music content.

PC-BSD – Making Your Life Easier – Matt Olander
Accomplishing common tasks on PC-BSD may be executed effectively and efficiently by using built-in configuration tools and locating system settings that may increase overall usability and performance.

Interview with PC-BSD – Federico Biancuzzi , BSD Team
To celebrate this issue of the magazine fully dedicated to PC-BSD, I had the opportunity to do a quick question and answer session with Kris Moore and Matt Olander.

Green Eggs & BSD… – Mikel King
BSD is here BSD is there, BSD is everywhere. Well not exactly, but there certainly is a proliferation of BSD throughout the Internet. The problem is and quite honestly has been quantifying the impact of BSD on the corporate LAN.

LINKS: Website | Subscription details | Previous Issues

BSD Magazine – Issue 3 – January 2009

 bsdmagazine 3The third issue of the BSD Magazine (January 2009) is out now.

More than 60 pages full of news, great articles, tutorials, how-to’s and extras. This is the table of contents:

What’s new

6 BSD news

 DVD contents

8 DVD contents description

 Get Started

10 NetBSD install (Patrick Pippen)
16 MirOS BSD: the peaceful operating system (Benny Siegert, Thorsten Glaser)
22 BSD Live CD’s – an entry level acquaintance? (Jan Stedehouder)
28 How it works? Opensolaris, FreeBSD, OpenSuSe (David Gurvich) 

How-to’s

32 Multi-User Conferencing (Eric Schnoebelen, Michelle Cranmer)
38 GDB and you – part 1 (Carlos Neira) 

Security Corner

42 Installing Prelude IDS (Henrik Lund Kramshoj)
46 If it moves! crypt it – hard drive encryption on BSD (Marko Melenovic) 

Advanced

50 Packaging Software for OpenBSD – part 1 (Edd Barrett)

MMS

54 Play Music on your Slug with NetBSD (Donald T. Hayford) 

Interview

62 Interview iwth Simon Burge, Antti Kantee, and Greg Oster (Federico Biancuzzi)

Review

65 Dru Lavigne’s The Best of FreeBSD BAsics (Peter N.M. Hansteen)

For info and subscriptions visit bsdmag.org

BSD Magazine – Issue 2 – September 2008

The second issue of the BSD Magazine (September 2008) is out now.

More than 60 pages full of news, great articles, tutorials, how-tos and extras. This is the table of contents:

06 BSD News
08 DVD contents description
10 OpenBSD 4.3 installation & configuration
18 You have installed it? Now what? Packages!!
22 OpenBSD
26 BSD Certification
30 Building an OpenBSD SAMP server with content filtering proxy
38 OpenBSD as an Desktop
40 Inside the PBI system
44 Connecting to other IM networks
50 Kernel File system – development in userspace
54 Securing IM using Jabber/XMPPP and LTS
58 OpenBSD and making money
61 Absolute FreeBSD 2nd edition
62 PC-BSD in schools
64 Interview with OpenBSD developer Damien Bergamini

For more information and subscriptions visit the BSD Magazine website.

BSD Magazine – update

Just a quick update with regards the BSD Magazine post that I put on yesterday.

Dru Lavigne has received the BSD magazine today and posted the contents of this issue on her blog:

  • Dru Lavigne, FreeBSD 7.0 Installation and Configuration
  • Michael Lucas, FreeBSD’s bsnmp
  • Jan Stedehouder, Pushing BSD an an Open Source Desktop
  • Svetoslav Chukov, PC-BSD Overview
  • Richard Bejtlich, Sguil 0.7.0 on FreeBSD 7.0
  • Jay Kruizenga, How to Dual-Boot Vista with BSD
  • Peter Hansteen, Keep Smiling, Waste Spammers’ Time
  • Henrik Lund Kramshoj, Defense in Depth and FOSS
  • Donald Hayford, NetBSD on the NSSSSLU2
  • Girish Venkatachalam, OpenBSD pf
  • Eric Schnoebelen, Instant Messaging with jabber/XMPP
  • Federico Biancuzzi, Interview with FreeBSD Developer Jeff Roberson
  • Mikel King, What is in a Certification
  • Henrik Lund Kramshoj, Review of the Book of PF

BSD Magazine #1 published

BSD Magazine issue #1 is out. Really good to see that the first BSD Magazine has come out and is being distributed. Congratulations to the team!

There are several types of subscriptions for this magazine, i.e. print subscription, electronic subscription and the corporate subscription for companies.

More than 60 pages full of news, great articles, tutorials, how-tos and extras:

1. what’s new (section for news: new releases, upcoming events, latest products)
2. get started (installation and configuration articles)
3. how-tos (tutorials, how-tos, guides on various topics)
4. admin (articles about system administration and security)
5. mms (multimedia section)
6. tips & tricks (useful tips for beginners and advanced)
7.let’s talk (section where BSD users and professionals can share their general thoughts about BSD and Open Source)

For more details or subscribing, visit the website.

Don’t miss your chance to explore BSD world !

Update – 24/04/2008

BSD Magazin #1 published