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Category Archives: BSD World
The FFS File System driver for Windows enables you to read BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD) FFS partitions from Windows 2000/XP/2003. More info, downloads and source code on this SF site.
Trollaxor has written up an interesting piece about the history and future of the major BSD systems: FreeBSD, netBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD and Darwin. In the new year the Berkeley Software Distribution family of Unix-like operating systems is growing at a … Continue reading
As the BSD projects (DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD) have grown in size, a number of persistent myths have grown up around them. Some of these are perpetuated by well meaning but misguided individuals, others by people pursuing their own … Continue reading
I’ve noticed today that BSDstats.org is showing only 1,145 users for FreeBSD and 1,393 for PC-BSD so far this month. Usually the number for FreeBSD is around 4,000 servers/PCs at the beginning of each month, which then climbs up to … Continue reading
These are the final BSD usage numbers for December 2007 from BSDstats.org showing the use of *BSD operating systems: FreeBSD 5,780 (47.2%) PC-BSD 5,506 (44.9%) DesktopBSD 745 (6.1%) NetBSD 116 (0.9%) OpenBSD 61 (0.5%) DragonFlyBSD 25 (0.2%) MidnightBSD 12 (0.1%) … Continue reading
Dru Lavigne has reviewed “The Book of PF – A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall“. Peter N.M. Hansteen, the writer, has written this book as an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial. PF (Packet Filter) is … Continue reading
These are the final figures from BSDstats.org for October 2007 showing the use of *BSD operating systems: PC-BSD 7554 (54.2%) FreeBSD 5614 (40.3%) DesktopBSD 554 (4.0%) NetBSD 111 (0.8%) OpenBSD 71 (0.5%) DragonFlyBSD 21 (0.2%) MirBSD 7 (0.1%) MidnightBSD 6 … Continue reading