Let’s get RAID | BSD Now 36 (video)

BSD Now Episode 36 shows how to set up RAID arrays in FreeBSD and there’s also an interview with David Chisnall – of the FreeBSD core team – about the switch to Clang.

Other subjects being discussed are:

  • OpenBSD 5.5 released
  • FreeBSD foundation funding highlights
  • OpenSSH without OpenSSL
  • BSDMag’s April 2014 issue is out
  • Interview – David Chisnall
  • Tutorial - RAID in FreeBSD and OpenBSD
  • BSDTalk episode 240
  • m2k14 trip reports
  • Why you should use FreeBSD on your cloud VPS
  • PC-BSD weekly digest

Other formats can be watched/downloaded here.

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pfSense 2.1.3 is released

pfsenseThe developers of pfSense have just released version 2.1.3. This version addresses security fixes seen in pfSense-SA-14_05.tcp and pfSense-SA-14_06.openssl. Other fixes include optimizations in the tools repository, and minor changes in OpenVPN, Correct Captive Portal, and DynDNS.

The pfSense® project is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. 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.

To read the full release notes, head on over to the official pfSense digest page: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1272

GhostBSD focusing on MATE

ghostbsd_1The developers of GhostBSD have chosen to take a new direction with their desktop-oriented operating system. They have abandoned all desktop environments, including GNOME, to take on MATE. The desktop environment MATE is an offshoot of GNOME 2 featuring large improvements. You can try out MATE on GhostBSD 3.5. Version 4.0 is currently in the works and will feature MATE only.

GhostBSD is a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. The project’s goal is to create an easy-to-use and familiar workspace that can be used at home or office and for data rescue. GhostBSD supports a number of popular lightweight desktop environments, including MATE, Xfce, LXDE and Openbox. It also provides FreeBSD’s package management system, Apache’s OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, LibreCAD, and Eclipse/Anjuta development environments for C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Jala and Python.

Check out the full announcement at: http://ghostbsd.org/node/197

bsdtalk240 “About Time” with George Neville-Neil

bsdtalksmThe folks at bsdtalk have uploaded their new talk with George Neville-Neil. In this 35 minute talk, they discuss network time protocol as well as the precision time protocol.

You can listen to the ogg file here: http://cis01.uma.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk240.ogg

Check out the official page at: http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2014/04/bsdtalk240-about-time-with-george.html

PC-BSD vs. Ubuntu

PC-BSD Logoubuntu_logo_black-orangeThis article by Make Tech Easier discusses the pros and cons of both PC-BSD and Ubuntu as an open-source desktop operating system. The two operating systems are compared by the ease of use as a desktop, starting with the installation process, desktop environment, and ending with application support and installation.

To read the full article with graphics, check out the following link: http://www.maketecheasier.com/pc-bsd-vs-ubuntu/