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The AWS Marketplace, which is mostly used by software companies to sell their commercial appliances and software for use in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), is now also listing some free and open source operating systems. FreeBSD 9.0 is one … Continue reading
The FreeBSD Security Team has identified an issue in Bind and has issued the following security advisory: FreeBSD-SA-12:06.bind (22/11/2012). I. Background BIND 9 is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. The named(8) daemon is an Internet Domain Name Server. II. … Continue reading
The FreeBSD Security Team has announced that on 11 November two servers as part of the FreeBSD.org hosting infrastructure have been compromised. The compromise is believed to have occurred due to the leak of an SSH key from a developer … Continue reading
The FreeBSD Foundation has announced that Aleksandr Rybalko has been awarded a grant to port FreeBSD to the Genesi Efika MX SmartBook laptop and SmartTop nettop devices. Both use the Freescale i.MX515, an ARM Cortex-A8 System-on-Chip (SoC). These low power devices … Continue reading
November’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: Run FreeBSD as NAT Instance in Cloud (free PDF download). You’ll find the following subjects inside: NETGEAR Universal Wifi Adapter The trend towards increased internet connectivity of media devices (TV’s, gaming consoles, DVR’s) has … Continue reading
Following the decision to move away from the GCC compiler to Clang, there has been a lot of discussions about the pros and cons. One such thread can be found on Slashdot: FreeBSD Throws the Clang/LLVM Switch: Future Releases Use … Continue reading
The third RC build for the FreeBSD-9.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, sparc64, and powerpc64 architectures are available for testing.
Brooks Davis mentioned on the FreeBSD src-head mailinglist a few days ago that November 5th was going to be Clang-day and that he was going to make Clang the default compiler for FreeBSD 10. He has now committed the patch as promised. … Continue reading