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rumination: It’s hard to imagine a viable open source desktop with long term perspectives without some sort of community. Such a community would consist of persons that are active in developing and maintaining the desktop , of those that use it intensively and offer support, advise and hands on assistance when needed. Today I want to check out the DesktopBSD community and it’s online resources.
softwareinreview.com: As usual, OpenBSD 4.2 offers a large collection of intelligent changes to an already great operating environment. In OpenBSD's case, the code is definitely high quality. Nothing in the default installation is half-implemented, or committed on an experimental basis.
Also: DesktopBSD Day 7 - Fooling Around
ruminations: Once upon a time there was no such thing as a live desktop. But that time is already way behind us and more and more Linux distributions come with a live boot option. DesktopBSD gives you the option either to go to the install menu or first go to the live desktop. Today I took a closer look at that option.
ruminations: I have been using open source software for quite some time, so I have a list of programs I want to have on my system. lso lazy. Or -as a colleague once explained- extremely efficient. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy on installing the software. The more set-and-forget, the more I like it.
ruminations: Let’s continue with software management. I expected to wake up with a completely updated system, ready to receive further instructions in order to become a fully usable open source desktop. What I got was a system that had halted at 75%. Various updates hadn’t finished successfully. Today I spend most of my time playing with that.
Serdar Yegulalp: With all of the hollering about Linux, Ubuntu or otherwise, there's another open-source operating system that just celebrated getting a new 4.2 release out the door. It's one that hasn't been quite as widely-celebrated as Linux but is still deeply important in its own way: OpenBSD.
ruminations: The first day was easy enough and today it is time to wander around a bit on the new default desktop. How is the look-and-feel? What applications are installed by default? How useful is it out of the box concerning music and videofiles?
o'reilly onlamp: OpenBSD is famous for its focus on security. Today, November 1st, the team is proud to announce Release 4.2. Even though security is still there, this release comes with some amazing performance improvements. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed 23 developers and assembled this huge interview...
opensourcelearning.info/blog: A new day, a new month and a new challenge. For the next thirty days I will again plunge into the world of *BSD, this time using DesktopBSD. My aim is to write everyday about my experiences with DesktopBSD, the pros and cons, the good and the bad, the smart and the stupid.
LWN: No Starch Press is holding an auction to benefit the FreeBSD Foundation. "Open source software depends on community support and the efforts of countless non-profits, like The FreeBSD Foundation."
Raiden's Realm: If you've run Freebsd for a while, you're likely by now interested in streamlining its operation a bit by building a custom kernel. While a generic kernel allows for easier portability of your install should something happen to the hardware, a custom kernel allows you greater speed by removing unnecessary configurations and options from the kernel.
ExtremeTech: I've always been a fan of alternative operating systems. I can't help it. It's in my blood for some reason. So I decided to give PC-BSD a shot and I came away very pleasantly surprised.
portal.itauth.com: Is BSD ready for prime-time? PC-BSD 1.4, a desktop-centered, FreeBSD based operating system has just been released and is looking to attract attention from the growing throngs of Linux users. But how well does it stack up to popular and easy to use Linux distributions like Ubuntu?
kernelTRAP: "People who had problems with unsupported Atheros devices (single chip variants found in recent laptops, macbooks, etc.) should get the latest code from CVS and test it..."
Penguin Pete: An amazing experience occurred when I began to run BSD. It was a Jedi event. I was jolted by something that suddenly stopped when I started BSD, something I hadn't been aware of until it was gone. I experienced a great calming in The Force; as if a million screaming, bitching voices suddenly shut the hell up!