GhostBSD 1.0 (AMD64) has been released. It i’s based on FreeBSD-8-amd64-stable and runs Gnome 2.28.2.
I’ve not tried it yet. Has anyone else? What do you think?
FreeNAS 0.7.1 (Shere) was released today. This version is a maintenance release of FreeNAS 0.7 and it improves
the functions and the translations of WebGUI.
It also introduces a few new features such as
Other changes are:
For more details, have a look at the changelog.
Pox and Ragble give an in depth guide for making your own Network Attached Storage device with FreeNAS.
Our first PC-BSD 8-Stable snapshot is now ready for testing / inspection on i386 & amd64:
In the upcoming months I’m going to try and get out a stable snapshot on a bi-weekly basis or so. This will let us do advanced testing on new features of PC-BSD, as well as try the latest ports tree and FreeBSD base system to locate and fix bugs relating to them all.
Please feel free to give them a whirl, and report back with any issues found. If you want to take a look at features we are working onand their status please refer to the wiki page.
pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution.
1. Quick Poll – which pages would you like to see printed from Dru’s latest book in the upcoming BSD Magazine issue?
2. How does PC-BSD 8.0 compare with Kubuntu 9.10? This is probably comparing apples with pears, but for those liking comparison reviews, check PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks
In a majority of the tests, Kubuntu 9.10 performed better than PC-BSD 8.0, but the tests we used in this article are just a subset of what is available to run on both platforms via the Phoronix Test Suite so for those deciding between running PC-BSD / FreeBSD it is important to run the tests relevant to you and also consider the other features at hand for both free software operating systems.
3. PC-BSD’s graphical firewall manager
PC-BSD is a desktop-oriented, FreeBSD-based distribution with KDE as the default desktop environment. The version due to be released shortly is PC-BSD 8. Because it the only BSD-based desktop distribution that’s in a position to compete with the best Linux desktop distributions, I’ll be publishing a number of articles over the next few weeks to introduce those not yet familiar with it to some of its management tools. This post takes a look at the graphical firewall manager.
OpenSSH 5.4 released
Damien Miller (djm@) posted to announce@ with the announcement of OpenSSH 5.4. Some highlights of this release are the disabling of protocol 1 by default, certificate authentication, a new ‘netcat mode’, many changes on the sftp front (both client and server) and a collection of assorted bugfixes. The new release can already be found on a large number of mirrors and of course on www.openssh.com.
Please read on for the full release announcement
Eric Turgeon has announced that GhostBSD 1.0 will be released next week, and will have FreeBSD 8.0 as its base. The release will feature the new green theme.
Green is not really my colour, and the same applies to Ubuntu’s brown colour scheme (though it’s going to be light in 10.04), but colour schemes and themes are easy to change to one’s liking.