FreeBSD project proposals deadline – 15 August

Just to remind anybody interested in FreeBSD development, the FreeBSD Foundation is

soliciting the submission of proposals for work relating to any of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSD operating system. A budget of $80,000 was allocated for 2008 to fund multiple development projects. Proposals will be evaluated based on desirability, technical merit and cost-effectiveness.

If you want to help improve FreeBSD and would like to receive funding to do so, be quick: the deadline is 15 August 2008.

Details and requirements of the proposals can be downloaded here. Alternatively, there’s also the BSD Fund should you want financial support while developing for BSD.

LinuxWorld thinks Beastie is cool

Dru Lavigne reports that BSD users have known for a long time that Beastie is pretty cool.

According to a poll held at last week’s LinuxWorld, Beastie is far cooler than Tux, by a margin of 31.6% to 6.6%. Now we just have to work on being cooler than the firefox mascot…

Perhaps the Beastie babes had something to do with the results.

Personally I’ve always liked the new FreeBSD logo over the mascot and hence I’ve not used it very often here. What do you guys think, should I put Beastie somewhere on this blog to make it look and feel more BSD? What do you think?

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FreeBSD KDE 4.1 packages available

The FreeBSD packages for KDE4.1 are now available on the FreeBSD FTP servers. If you don’t want to build from source you can now use these packages to quickly install a KDE 4.1.0 desktop.

to install (as su) KDE4.1 enter:

pkg_add -r kde4-4.1.0

If you’re not familiar with installation of FreeBSD packages, or if you want to brush up your knowledge, have a look at Using the Packages System chapter from the FreeBSD handbook.

Find out network card / port speed in FreeBSD

Under FreeBSD the ifconfig utility is used to assign an address to a network interface and/or configure network interface parameters.

The ifconfig utility must be used at boot time to define the network address of each interface present on a machine; it may also be used at a later time to redefine an interface’s address or other operating parameters.

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