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PC-BSD development in 2011

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freebsdnews.net: I’ve contacted the lead developers of different FreeBSD based projects and asked them about their development plans and ideas for 2011. Let’s start with PC-BSD today.

Can DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER Compete With Btrfs, ZFS?

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phoronix.com: When it comes to the FreeBSD and PC-BSD operating systems, ZFS is looked upon as the superior, next-generation option that is available to BSD users. However, with the DragonFlyBSD operating system there is another option: HAMMER.

Kylin, a Chinese FreeBSD based, secure O/S

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freebsdnews.net: The Kylin operating system is a server operating system focusing on high performance, availability and security. Its initial developement was funded by a Chinese government-sponsored Research and Development (R&D) program in 2002. The first public version of Kylin was released in 2007.

Considering FreeBSD Jails

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ostatic.com/blog: FreeBSD has a long and strange history, tracing its roots back to the original Unix from Bell Labs. FreeBSD can almost be seen as the older brother to the younger, more popular Linux.

Trying PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1

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taosecurity.blogspot: After reading PC-BSD 8.2-BETA1 Available for Testing last week I decided to give the latest version of PC-BSD a try on my ESXi server.

PC-BSD 8.2 Beta1 Screenshots Tour

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unixmen.com: The first beta release of PC-BSD 8.2 is released, a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. The Version 8.2 contains a pcbsd_logonumber of enhancements and improvements. As usual, we installed PCBSD 8.2 beta1 and we made some screenshots:

Allegations of OpenBSD Backdoors May be True, Updated

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linuxjournal.com: It was just last week that Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD founder and developer, posted an email that claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigations paid OpenBSD developers to leave backdoors in its IPSEC network security stack. Since then early audits have found some questionable code, contributors denied any wrongdoing, and the original source reaffirmed his allegations.

Developer defends claims of backdoors in OpenBSD

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itwire.com: Perry, chief executive of a company named GoVirtual, told iTWire: "I have absolutely, positively nothing to gain from making those statements to Theo, and only did so to encourage a source code audit of the OpenBSD Project. If I had this to do over again, I would have sent an anonymous postcard to WikiLeaks.

OpenBSD backdoor claims: bugs found during code audit

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itwire.com: The OpenBSD project has found two bugs during an audit of the cryptographic code in which, it has been alleged, the FBI, through former developers, was able to plant backdoors.

OpenBSD backdoor claims denied

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itwire.com: Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.

Government Backdoors in OpenBSD?

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ostatic.com: We've all heard rumors of backdoors for governments or rogue elements of governments in Microsoft Windows systems, but did we ever think we might find it in the Open Source world? Well, according to Theo de Raadt, renowned Open Source developer, that just might be the case.

First PC-BSD 9.0 Alpha Snapshot Available for Testing

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toolbox.com/blogs: Kris Moore has just announced that the first testing snapshot is available for download (both 32 and 64 bit versions). Here's a short list of some of the major changes from the 8.x series:

Ten ways Linux and BSD differ

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zdnet.co.uk: People tend to talk about Linux and BSD in the same breath, but a number of telling differences set them apart, says Jack Wallen.

4 Linux and BSD Firewall/Router Projects pfsense and m0n0wall

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linuxplanet.com: Here we'll look at four different firewall/router projects from the open source community:

BSD Magazine issue 2010-09: BSD and Linux

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sdmag.org: The BSD Mag September issue is about BSD and Linux. Highlights include: The Difference Between FreeBSD and Ubuntu in a Not So Technical Way.

PC-BSD 8.1 review

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linuxbsdos.com: PC-BSD 8.1 was released on July 20, 2010, roughly five months after version 8.0 was released. Some of the suggestions made in the review of PC-BSD 8.0 have been carried out in this latest release.

BSD Magazine 08/2010 Issue Available

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The BSD Magazine editors have uploaded a new issue: BSD as Operating System. Highlights: Introduction to MidnightBSD, The FreeBSD Ubuntu challenge, and Maintenance Systems over BSD.

FreeBSD 8.1 uses different open source philosophy

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freebsdnews.net: FreeBSD may not receive the attention that Linux does, but its latest upgrade could provide some instruction to the makers of Ubuntu about how to do open source releases.

10 differences between Linux and BSD

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite a common tendency to gloss over the differences, Linux and BSD have a number of characteristics that set them apart from one another. Jack Wallen points out several important distinctions.

GhostBSD 1.5 Screenshots

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easylinuxcds.com: GhostBSD 1.5 is based on the FreeBSD live CD however because this release is a little larger it comes on as a live DVD. As of this release GhostBSD is completely installable by issuing a list of commands and pc-sysinstall.

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