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Recent improvements with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD

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robertmh.wordpress: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD was first released with Squeeze in last february. But it has seen many noteworthy improvements since then. Here are some:

PC-BSD Goes Into 9.0 Beta With New Features

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phoronix.com: Following the news yesterday that FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 1 is now available, the PC-BSD crew has spun their first 9.0 beta release.

FreeBSD 9.0 Goes Into Beta

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phoronix.com: It seems that finally hitting the FTP mirrors are the ISO images for the first FreeBSD 9.0 beta. This is the first dramatic update to the FreeBSD operating system in nearly two years since the FreeBSD 8.0 release.

5 Best Linux/BSD Firewall Distributions

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junauza.com: If you’re having a small computer network at home or a huge office with hundreds of desktops, cyber security is something you can never compromise on. One thing that is a quintessential part of security is something we call a firewall.

VirtualBSD review - Sneak a peak at FreeBSD

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dedoimedo.com: FreeBSD is a UNIX-like operating system, designed to be super stable and super secure. As such, it is probably not the simplest one to tame and run on a daily basis. BSD developers realize this. So they released VirtualBSD.

FreeNAS 8 review

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linuxuser.co.uk: FreeNAS is a popular FreeBSD-based operating system for network-attached storage (NAS). Thanks to the easy-to-use web interface, you don’t have to know anything about the FreeBSD base under the hood to share your files…

Google discontinues specialised Linux and BSD search pages

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h-online.com: Google has discontinued its specialised Linux and BSD search pages. Users are instead now redirected to google.com/webhp, a standard search page.

Open source identity: FreeNAS 8's Josh Paetzel

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computerworld.com.au: FreeNAS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD and, as its name implies, designed for networked storage. The project recently celebrated the release of FreeNAS 8, which racked up some 43,000 downloads in the first 48 hours after its release.

BSD Mag June 2011 Issue: NanoBSD and Alix Released

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The June issue of BSD Magazine is online and ready to go. Highlights include: Introduction to OpenSSL, Success story: OpenBSD as an Enterprise Desktop, and Installing FreeBSD with PC-SYSINSTALL.

FreeSBIE: Is Devil Live or Dead?

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linuxblog.darkduck.com: First impression from FreeSBIE was not so nice. It took extremely long time to boot. Though, that might be my own fault - my CD-RW is in far from ideal condition.

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