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

FreeBSD 8.0 Review: Enterprise Ready Server Operating System

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cyberciti.biz: The FreeBSD Project is one of the oldest and successful project. FreeBSD is well known for its reliability, robustness, and performance. A new version of the FreeBSD 8 is scheduled for release and nixCraft takes you for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes in FreeBSD v8.0.

Finally, FreeBSD 8.0 Released

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phoronix.com: The much-anticipated FreeBSD 8.0 release is finally available, albeit it's arriving more than a month late. FreeBSD 8.0 supports Clang/LLVM, improvements to the Jails subsystem, a new USB stack, the ULE 3.0 scheduler that's optimized for SMP environments, Sun's D-Trace support for kernel traces, NFSv4 support, network improvements, improved ZFS file-system support, and much more.

Review: PC-BSD 7.1.1

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raiden.net: PC-BSD is a distribution that tries to both bring Freebsd to the masses, as well as the desktop. Along the way it's had some highs and it's had some lows. But overall it's life has been one of ever increasing favors. So how does the newest version of PC-BSD stack up? Let's see.

OpenBSD 4.6 release ships new services, eases installation

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computerworld.com.au: Latest version sports a new mail server and an easier installation; core network and routing tools also improved.

Debian to harness FreeBSD with kernel port

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theregister.co.uk: The Debian Project is planning a FreeBSD kernel of its disto that'll help fine tune its Linux for web sites and critical network-based deployments.

FreeBSD Local Root Escalation Vulnerability

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darknet.org.uk: It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.

DesktopBSD 1.7

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Although the official name of this blog is Desktop Linux Reviews, we will occasionally be looking at non-Linux operating systems too. Such is the case with DesktopBSD 1.7 which is a version of the FreeBSD operating system.

DesktopBSD 1.7 – last and final version

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freebsdnews.net: This is the last and final release of the DesktopBSD project I find myself having less and less time to spare lately and no longer desire to keep developing and maintaining this project.

Living The PC-BSD Lifestyle

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dramashack.com: Sitting next to my 47” Westinghouse LCD TV is the iXsystems Apollo Workstation. This workstation is powered by the 5500 series of the Intel® Xeon® processor, an Asus GeForce 9800 GT video card, and 4 gigs of RAM. It came with PC-BSD Galileo Edition (7.1) pre-installed and a handful of applications that immediately increased my quality of life tenfold.

FreeBSD 8.0 – What to look forward to

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freebsdnews.net: Over the next few months new versions of the major operating systems will be released: Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) sometime in September, Windows 7 on 22 October, and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), also in October. Let’s not forget about FreeBSD.

PC-BSD 7.1.1 Quick Review

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pcmech.com: I downloaded the latest version of PC-BSD. This is not a Linux distribution. As the title of the OS says in plain view, it’s a BSD based UNIX. In this instance, FreeBSD based.

Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book

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internetnews.com: A major release of an operating system typically brings significant changes that require users to learn new skills. But backers of the open source FreeBSD 8 operating system say that's not necessarily going to be the case with its next major version.

My good ol’ friend PC-BSD 7.1

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blog.hydrasystemsllc: While I continue to use GNU/Linux, I still hold an emotional tie to BSD-based operating systems. It was not until recently that I had decided to give the latest version of PC-BSD a try.

FreeBSD 7.2 Review

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cyberciti.biz: FreeBSD is just plain old good UNIX with rock solid networking stack. It is quite popular amongst hosting companies, ISPs, portals (such as Yahoo) and a few large financial institutions because of its reliability, robustness and performance.

PC-BSD 7.1 Galileo - Review

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dedoimedo.com: The world of open-source desktop revolves mainly around Linux. Still, there are several other players that you may want to consider as your desktop distribution. One of them is PC-BSD.

PC-BSD 7.1 Operating System Review

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extremetech.com: PC-BSD is another option for those who want an alternative to Windows but who might not be interested in Linux or Mac OS X. PC-BSD is an operating system that is based on FreeBSD and uses the KDE desktop.

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