Win4BSD is a PC emulator that runs Windows as a guest at nearly native speed under FreeBSD/PC-BSD. It is based on QEMU. However, Win4BSD offers many advantages, including improved speed, ease of use, more seamless integration with the host OS, and “grabless” mouse transition between the host and Windows
Win4BSD was built by Virtual Bridges to detirmine the level of acceptance by the FreeBSD and PC-BSD community for high-grade commercial software. After two years, we have concluded desktop BSD-oriented applications are best accepted by the non-commercial community when offered at no charge and made freely available.
Source: Virtual Bridges Blog
This tutorial will explain you how you can enable Home, End and Delete keys in ssh terminal of FreeBSD.
The default environment for FreeBSD is CSH. You will need to open .cshrc file located in your home directory.
The FreeNAS guys are doing a great job: another beta release in the .69 series. The forth beta upgrades the underlying FreeBSD system to 6.4.
- Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.4.
- Upgrade rsync to 3.0.4.
- Upgrade PHPMailer to 2.2.1.
- Upgrade Transmission to 1.34.
- * Add new attribute ‘Temporary directory’ to UPnP WebGUI to define a directory used to store temporary transcoded files.
- Modify /etc/rc.d/samba script.
- Add ‘Who’ combobox to RSYNC client/local jobs to select user which is used to execute this job.
- Add ‘Enable’ checkbox to RSYNC client/local jobs to enable/disable them (FR 2123243).
- Add hw.ata.to=15 to sysctrl to prevent ‘TIMEOUT – WRITE_DMA’ errors, e.g. when using APM for harddrives (FR 2101811).
Then there are still the usual bug fixes, restrictions and known bugs.
The latest beta can be downloaded here.
Matt Hartley, who is using Linux full time himself gives 7 reasons why BSD operating systems are preferred over Linux (but he also admits that BSD has its shortcomings):
- BSD is dead simple
- Create your own OS
- Software packaging
- Suitability for intellectual property (IP)
And a related sort of article I thought I’d link to:
This document makes a case for using a BSD style license for software and data; specifically it recommends using a BSD style license in place of the GPL. It can also be read as a BSD versus GPL Open Source License introduction and summary.
Please don’t start a flame war on BSD and GPL; I know all the pros and cons; I’m only providing links to articles, so if you don’t agree with the views held, please leave comments on the website I’ve linked to