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GhostBSD 2.5 review

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GhostBSD is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD. It comes as an installable Live DVD image and is developed by Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez. The latest edition, GhostBSD 2.5, based on FreeBSD 9, is the projectís fourth release, and was made available for public download on January 24.

This article provides the first review of this distribution on this website, and it is based on test installations of the 32-bit version. read more...
permapage | score:9571 | -finid, February 3, 2012

PC-BSD 8.2 review

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PC-BSD 8.2 is the latest stable release of PC-BSD, the FreeBSD-based desktop distribution. The installer sports features not available on the prior stable release. One-click disk encryption, one-click ZFS-based installation, and support for a GPT disk partitioning scheme are features just coded into SysInstaller.

ZFS implementation on PC-BSD (and FreeBSD) is not at the same level as what is available on Oracle Solaris. ZFS Pool Version is at 31 and the ZFS File System Version is at 5. PC-BSD 8.2 ships with ZFS Pool Version 15 and ZFS File System Version 4. That just means that there are some cool features of ZFS that are not yet available on PC-BSD. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9379 | -finid, March 3, 2011

PC-BSD 9.1 preview

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PC-BSD is a desktop-centric distribution based on FreeBSD. It used to be primarily a KDE-using distribution, but the installer now has options to install a system using other major desktop environments. read more...
permapage | score:9299 | -finid, July 21, 2012

Top BSD distributions

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Here are the top five BSD's...
As some of you may know, Linux is not the only Unix-like operating system available. There are other UNIX derivatives, and one of the most popular among them is called BSD. If you have been to Distrowatch, you will see different BSD distributions listed in there.
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permapage | score:9272 | -Ray, April 5, 2009

The Android-powered MeMO Pad HD 7 is just $149

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There are some 7-inch Android tablets that can be had for less than US$100, some for just US$70. And virtually all the ones Iíve seen in stores are crappy, from no-name manufacturers. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. read more...
permapage | score:9262 | -finid, August 14, 2013

The future of PC-BSD

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So, what does he say the future holds for PC-BSD? read more...
permapage | score:9253 | -finid, February 8, 2013

Dual-boot PC-BSD 8.2 ZFS and Windows 7

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ZFS has been described as a file system on steroids. It is supported on PC-BSD, and the installer on PC-BSD 8.2 has made setting up a ZFS-based system a whole lot easier. This article presents a 3-stage process for dual-booting Windows 7 and PC-BSD 8.2, the latest stable release of PC-BSD.

In stage one, unused space is reclaimed from an existing installation of Windows 7. Stage two involves the installation of PC-BSD on the reclaimed space. read more...
permapage | score:9171 | -finid, March 1, 2011

OpenBSD Tutorial: Configure Ralink USB Wireless Adapter

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I brought a USB 2.0 wireless adapters based on the Ralink RT2700U, RT2800U and RT3000U chipsets. How do I configure and use it under OpenBSD operating systems?

This usb wireless adapter works out of box under OpenBSD and Linux operating systems. Under OpenBSD you need to use run driver. read more...
permapage | score:9123 | -nixcraft, December 4, 2012

FreeBSD 8.0: First Look

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A look at the newest FreeBSD distribution...
The ZFS file system is included in FreeBSD 8.0 and from previous experience I've found it to work very well. However, my little server didn't really have the resources to properly experiment with it. For systems with enough RAM and disk to justify its use, I highly recommend taking a look at FreeBSD's ZFS implementation - for the snapshots feature, if nothing else. Being able to restore files without reaching for separate backup media can be a wonderful time saver.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8966 | -Ray, December 8, 2009

Build a Firebird 2.5.1 and FreeBSD 9 database server

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Here is the guide on < installing Firebird 2.5.1 from FreeBSD 9 Ports and creating your first test database; also we show you how to install Flamerobin GUI (administration tool) and the PHP driver for it. This was tested on fresh FreeBSD 9 on a kvm-linux virtual machine. read more...
permapage | score:8927 | -falko, February 1, 2012

Ubuntu Linux vs. PC-BSD

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A comparison between Ubuntu 7.04 Linux (Fiesty Fawn) and the upcoming release of PC-BSD 1.4.
PC-BSD, on the other hand, "has been designed with the casual computer user in mind. Installing the system is simply a matter of a few clicks and a few minutes for the installation process to finish. Hardware such as video, sound, network, and other devices will be auto-detected and available at the first system startup. Home users will immediately feel comfortable with PC-BSD's desktop interface, with KDE 3.5 running under the hood.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8846 | -Ray, August 24, 2007

Installing NRPE on FreeBSD 9.0

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The NRPE daemon provides a way for Nagios to monitor the internal aspects of a FreeBSD box. This article will take you through the steps for installing NRPE on FreeBSD. read more...
permapage | score:8722 | -aweber, March 17, 2012

Tutorial: FreeBSD iSCSI Initiator Installation and Configuration

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The FreeBSD iscsi_initiator implements the kernel side of the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) network protocol standard, the user land companion is iscontrol and permits access to remote virtual SCSI devices via cam.

FreeBSD 7.x has full support for iSCSI. Older version such as FreeBSD 6.3 requires backport for iSCSI. Following instruction are known to work under FreeBSD 7.0 only. read more...
permapage | score:8713 | -nixcraft, March 13, 2008

Tutorial: FreeBSD Setup IPFW Firewall

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Ipfirewall (ipfw) is a FreeBSD IP packet filter and traffic accounting facility.IPFW is included in the basic FreeBSD install as a separate run time loadable module.

This small howto covers building and installing a custom kernel with IPFW. It also provide a small example on how to setting up the rules for a typical FreeBSD based Apache Web server. read more...
permapage | score:8682 | -nixcraft, July 4, 2007

Install PC-BSD on encrypted ZFS

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As a desktop distribution built atop FreeBSD, PC-BSD makes available to the desktop user all the cool technologies inside FreeBSD. One of those cool technologies is ZFS, the Zettabyte File System, a file system developed by Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle Corporation) for the Solaris operating system. ZFS has no parallel in the Linux/BSD world. It packs features that no other file system in the Linux kernel has (btrfs is a potential answer for ZFS in the Linux kernel, but it is still a work in progress). read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8570 | -finid, September 1, 2010

PC-BSD 8.1 review

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PC-BSD is a FreeBSD-based desktop distribution using the K Desktop Environment by default. An installation of PC-BSD is basically FreeBSD with KDE as the desktop environment. That is not the whole story, but it's close. Being based on FreeBSD, PC-BSD has several features that you will not find on any Linux distribution. This article presents a detailed review of PC-BSD 8.1, the latest edition, which was released a few weeks ago. read more...
permapage | score:8568 | -finid, August 19, 2010

Benchmarks: FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Solaris vs. Linux

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FreeBSD 8.0 takes on Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 as well as OpenSolaris 2010.02 b127 in a performance free-for-all..
The hardware we are using for benchmarking this time was a Lenovo ThinkPad T61 notebook with an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor, 2GB of system memory, a 100GB Hitachi HTS72201 7200RPM SATA HDD, and a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M graphics processor powering a 1680 x 1050 LVDS panel.
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permapage | score:8564 | -Ray, December 1, 2009

FreeBSD: Configure Apache PHP with mod_fastcgi Module

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mod_fastcgi is a cgi-module for Apache web server.

FastCGI is a language independent, scalable, open extension to CGI that provides high performance without the limitations of server specific APIs.

This article explains how to configure PHP5 - mod_fastcgi under FreeBSD operating system. read more...
permapage | score:8534 | -nixcraft, October 11, 2008

Tutorial: FreeBSD Jail Upgrade

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The FreeBSD jail mechanism is an implementation of operating system-level virtualization that allows administrators to partition a FreeBSD-based computer system into several independent mini-systems called jails. FreeBSD jails offer security, ease of delegation and os level virtualization. This article explains how to upgrade FreeBSD jails using 'make world'. read more...
permapage | score:8511 | -nixcraft, November 18, 2008

The most secure Unix OS: OpenBSD

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OpenBSD strives to be the most secure UNIX derivation. Design principles, such as code auditing, extensive use of encryption, and careful configuration choices, combine to ensure OpenBSD's secure by default philosophy holds true. This article gives you a close look at the operating system so secure that it was once banned for use in a DEF CON competition, where crackers go after each other's systems. read more...
permapage | score:8485 | -solrac, August 13, 2006
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