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We have already referred to a very useful FreeBSD tip (How to use Meta Ports to install group of ports) on psybermonkey.net before, and there’s another great howto: Download ports simultaneously with multiple connections By default, ports uses 1 connection to … Continue reading
György Vilmos has put together a post evaluating performance of PostgreSQL’s last five releases on a midrange x86 server: “…’The “Dunnington’ code named CPU’s architecture and the number of CPUs are both an important factor for the OS and the database, because in … Continue reading
According to FreeBSD developers, Sun’s amazing file system, ZFS, is ready for production use:. Also, the FreeBSD 8.0 RC1 release notes make mention of ZFS‘ use on production servers: And a patch set was committed by the people who handle … Continue reading
Some say comparing FreeBSD vs Linux benchmarks is unreliable and is as it were, comparing apples with pears. For what it’s worth: the Phoronix team has done some FreeBSD 8.0 RC1 vs Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 benchmarking: Both FreeBSD 8.0 … Continue reading
EuroBSDCon 2009 and the preceding dev summit happened last weekendq in Cambridge, UK. Robert Watson, who has organised this successful event, noted that the FreeBSD Developer’s Summit was the largest yet in the EU with around 70 attendees. The conference … Continue reading
One of the sessions at EuroBSDCon 2009 DevSummit last week was FreeBSD 9.0 and what the devs would like to see included. I took pictures of the whiteboard. What do you think of the request and what else would you … Continue reading
The first of the Release Candidates for the FreeBSD-8.0 release cycle is now available, as announced by Ken Smith. “The first of the Release Candidates for the FreeBSD 8.0 release cycle is now available. How many RC’s we have will … Continue reading