This article on howtoforge.com explains how you can run a VNC server from within a jail on FreeBSD.
The following BSD Mag issues can be downloaded (PDF) from the bsdmag website:
- Installing FreeBSD 7.1 with Enhanced Security Jails
- 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
- Installing PC-BSD Fibonacci Edition
- Software management simplfi ed: PC-BSD and the PBI system
- Personalizing Your PC-BSD Desktop
- Using FreeBSD for Off-Site Backups
- Building NetBSD for Embedded Systems Using Cygwin
- ABC’s of ZFS
- Django on FreeBSD
- Open Source Studio to Transmitter Link (OSSTL)
- PC-BSD – Making Your Life Easier
- Interview with PC-BSD
- Green Eggs & BSD…
More info about bsdmag and subscriptions can be found on the bsdmag.org website
Chad Perrin explains step-by-step on TechRepublic how to keep a FreeBSD system up-to-date:
Certain operating systems make this easier than others, as do certain applications. FreeBSD in particular offers specific explanations of gotchas and difficulties that might affect users when software is updated, and also makes it easy to audit installed software for vulnerabilities. In cases where a test network and the resources of research in depth are unreasonable expectations, the key to ensuring upgrades go smoothly without breaking things is to have a step by step process for updating that makes minimal research easy to perform and directions for solving updating problems before they affect your system easy to find and follow. Thanks to the UPDATING notes provided by the FreeBSD Ports system, such a process is easy to develop.
The way I handle software updates on FreeBSD starts when I install FreeBSD. Once the OS is installed, I also install the /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade port. This is a set of scripts that automate and simplify the user interface to the Ports system. You can read more about it and how to get it set up in the FreeBSD Handbook. Next, I use the portinstall command provided with portupgrade to install the portaudit tool. You can find information about it, too, in the FreeBSD Handbook.
Then, every time I need to update software, I follow a procedure that looks something like this:
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The third and hopefully last of the Release Candidates for the FreeBSD 8.0 release cycle is now available. Unless something catastrophic comes up within the next couple of days we will begin the final builds for 8.0-RELEASE.
PC-BSD is currently the best well-knows FreeBSD based OS for desktop use, but it’s KDE based. Though there’s a Gnome PBI available, those interested in Gnome as desktop interface may want to have a look at GhostBSD, the Gnome based FreeBSD system for desktop use.
GhostBSD 1.0 has the following new features: Procfs, kernel sound support. Exaile, more Gstreamer plugins, Swfdec plugin, Xchat, cpu run coller.
www.ghostbsd.org for details.
is porting Android to FreeBSD. It, now, enables FreeBSD users to develop Android without installation of Linux. The target of the project to run Android on FreeBSD; a.k.a. with BSD kernel.