freebsdnews.net looking for a new owner

This website is looking for a new owner. Since I’m not able to dedicate enough time to maintain this website anymore, I have decided to step back and let somebody else take over and run it. I loved building up this site and keeping it up to date for the last 7 years (almost), so it’s been a hard decision to let it go.

I’ll still be around and be part of the FreeBSD community, but I need more time to work on something else FreeBSD related……

If you’re interested in taking over a 7 year old website with a steady and healthy amount of daily page views and a Google PR of 5, please get in touch to work out the details.

GhostBSD development update

ghostbsd_logoThere’s a post on the GhostBSD blog with an update on what the developers are currently working on:

  • Support for all desktop environments will be dropped, apart from Mate
  • More focus on tools and utilities such as the Network Manager, Update Manager, Package Manager, and Installer
  • A new installer and partition editor have been created
  • Developers have started committing code to PC-BSD‘s pc-sysinstall. Great!

GhostBSD Development News – 2-27-2014

GhostBSD-Installer

ZFS 101 (aka ZFS is cool and why you should be using it)

ZFSDru Lavigne, who does an excellent job writing FreeNAS and PC-BSD documentation, has done a presentation at SCALE 2014 expo (23 Feb) on the ZFS filesystem.

She goes into the different ZFS features such as software RAID, the ability to self-heal data corruption, copy-on-write, low-overhead snapshots, support for multiple boot environments, and many more cool things ZFS can do for you. The last part of the presentation is about how these technologies are utilised in FreeNAS and PC-BSD..

The slides of the presentation can be viewed on Slideshare: ZFS 101

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BSD Magazine (February 2014) – OpenBSD 5.4 – Configure OpenBSD

BSD_02_2014-1February’s issue of the BSD Magazine is now available: OpenBSD 5.4 – Configure OpenBSD Basic Services (free PDF download).

You’ll find the following subjects inside:

  • Configure OpenBSD 5.4 Basic Services
  • How Secure can Secure Shell (SSH) be?
  • Getting to Grips with the Gimp – Part 1
  • User, Group and Password Management on Linux and Solaris
  • Securing CentOS and Solaris 11 with Puppet
  • Interview with Peter N. M. Hansteen

OpenBSD 5.4 – Configure OpenBSD

BSD Now Episode 26: Port Authority (video)

bsd_now_logoThe bsdnow.tv team has uploaded a new weekly episode, Port Authority, featuring an interview with Joe Marcus Clark and a FreeBSD ports tutorial.

In this episode (see video below) the two hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, chat about the following topics:

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FreeBSD 10.0: release.sh mapped

Rick Miller has put together a useful and visually easy to understand map of FreeBSD 10 release.sh.

FreeBSD‘s release.sh is a shell script introduced in FreeBSD 9.x whose purpose is to automate FreeBSD release building from source.  This post maps the release.sh into a table of variables and a flowchart describing the program flow and is based on release.sh

Thanks Rick