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BSD Magazine issue 2010-05: Embedded BSD

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bsdmag.org: A new issue of the BSD Magazine is available as free PDF: Embedded BSD (issue 2010-02)

GNOBSD - A beginning

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dedoimedo.com: GNOBSD is an OpenBSD-based operating system with a rather unique feature little seen in the UNIX world - a bootable live DVD with automatic hardware detection, very much akin to Linux distributions.

FreeBSD 8.1 Release Date: 9 July 2010

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freebsdnews.net: Ken Smith wrote to the freebsd-stable mailing list that FreeBSD 8.1 is scheduled to be released on 9 July 2010:

Introducing MaheshaBSD

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freebsdnews.net: Juraj Sipos contacted me earlier this week about a project he has been working on and now available for downloading: MaheshaBSD

PC-BSD - Linux 8.0 review

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itreviews.co.uk: An impressive, mature and polished Linux distribution, that doesn't quite beat Ubuntu for sheer ease of use, but is nonetheless a worthy alternative.

Also: New Features in PC-BSD 8.1

FreeBSD webcam support: video4bsd

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: Hans Petter has been working hard recently on webcamd, making Linux webcam drivers work on FreeBSD.

PC-BSD 8.0 vs. Kubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: PC-BSD 8.0 was released last week and we took this opportunity to deliver a fresh set of *BSD benchmarks. In this article we have benchmarks of PC-BSD 8.0 x64 against Kubuntu 9.10 x86_64.

New BSD Magazine 2010-03 available: BSD as a desktop

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freebsdnews.net: A new issue (free PDF) of BSD Magazine is available now. Highlights include: Build Your Own FreeBSD Update Server, Using OpenBSD and PF as a Virtual Firewall for Windows, and Keeping FreeBSD Applications Up-To-Date.

Health Check: FreeBSD - "The unknown giant"

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h-online.com: FreeBSD is the most accessible and popular of the BSDs, has code at the heart of Darwin and Apple's OS X, and has powered some of the more successful sites on the Web, including Hotmail, Netcraft and Yahoo!, which before the rise of Google was the busiest site on the internet.

FreeBSD 8.0 installation walk-through

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen walks you through the initial installation of FreeBSD 8.0. The text-based installer can be a challenge, but the OS is solid.

Download the first online edition of BSD magazine

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linuxbsdos.com: The first online edition of BSD Magazine, a magazine for BSD users, enthusiasts and communities, has been released. This edition is titled “BSDs as Servers.” Inside you’ll find the following list of articles:

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

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Linux
BSD

phoronix.com: Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

BSD Magazine goes free

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freebsdnews.net: We are happy to announce that BSD Magazine is transforming into a free monthly online publication. The online version of BSD Magazine will stay in the same quality and form.

The Great Fallacy of BSD Unix vs. Linux

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BSD

sob.apotheon.org: "Linux is just a kernel." It's a commonly heard refrain amongst the arguments put forward by BSD Unix aficionados, and it is a true statement, but it is all too often abused to try to make a fallacious point.

FreeBSD Foundation end-of-year newsletter (2009)

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freebsdnews.net: Deb Goodkin announced the publication of the annual FreeBSD Foundation’s End-of-Year Newsletter (2009). Highlights include: Letter From the President, End-of-Year Fundraising Update, and New Console Driver.

My experience with FreeBsd 8

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raiden.net: Freebsd is really a great distro. FreeBsd can be also considered the mother or father of all the other BSD derivatives you can find over at Distrowatch. Classified as the unknown giant among free operating systems, Freebsd 8, which was recently released, is really a great and stable operating system.

Why the BSDs get no love

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blogs.techrepublic.com: It was a warm summer night, circa 1996, when I installed my first Linux distribution. I remember it well, the old text-based installation of Caldera Open Linux. The install took some time to get used to, but it worked. But what about the BSDs?

Six-monthly releases: OpenBSD shows the way

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itwire.com: Six-monthly releases have become something of a talking point in free and open source software circles after the problems Ubuntu has faced with users unhappy over major bugs. The OpenBSD project has been doing six-monthly releases for the last 12 years - with no major bugs.

FreeBSD bug gives untrusted root access

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BSD

theregister.co.uk: A security bug in the latest version of the FreeBSD can be exploited to grant unprivileged users complete control over the operating system, a German researcher said Monday.

Death of FreeBSD contributor John Birrell

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Obits

freebsdnews.net: Craig Rodrigues writes that his friend and colleague John Birrell passed away.

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