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What is your primary use of BSD?
I'm just learning right now - 18.75%
3 Votes
Job related reason - 25.00%
4 Votes
Kernel Hacking - 0%
0 Votes
Programming/Development for UNIX Systems - 6.25%
1 Vote
Graphical/Multimedia Development - 0%
0 Votes
It's my primary operating system - 18.75%
3 Votes
Use as a production server - 0%
0 Votes
Use as a personal server - 25.00%
4 Votes
Other (Please Post) - 6.25%
1 Vote
Total Votes: 16
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10 Useful command-line tools
Mar 07, 2012 - 8:57 AM - by bmw
I was surprised how many of these utilities I hadn't tried yet. Some you'll know, a few you've never heard of ...

http://www.umask.nl/?p=191

I'd never before seen what curl does with the -v -s options ... very cool!
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KfreeBSD Overview
Jul 28, 2011 - 3:30 AM - by Kernel_Killer
Of course, I had to run KfreeBSD through the mill before really considering it. So, for those of you with some interest in this distribution.....

First thing is first; the kernel and it's ability. Compiling was not exactly the same, and even so, missing a few things. The MAC modules were there, PF was there, but IPSEC was not. Normally, I would write this off, and still love the setup, but when getting the best of both worlds; I want everything I can get.

To add... [Read More]
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KFreeBSD Back to Stay
Jul 25, 2011 - 5:00 PM - by Kernel_Killer
In the past year, without much announcing; Debian has been going full force with their distributions. The one that sticks out the most, is their resurrection of KFreeBSD.

If you don't remember this distribution, don't fret. Before, it was mainly in testing, and hardly working at all. GING was a group at the time, trying to do the same thing, but froze their distribution as well. Now Debian has thawed out the code, and polished it like the diamond it is.

So, you... [Read More]
2 Replies | 4,126 Views
IPSEC bombshell: backdoored by FBI?
Dec 14, 2010 - 9:45 PM - by bmw
I haven't seen a missive from de Raadt like this one for a long time. Here's my tweet of it ...

OpenBSD de Raadt drops a bombshell: reveals allegations of backdoor in IPSEC stack. Perps worked for FBI http://goo.gl/vWYCT #security

http://twitter.com/brucemwalker/stat...51959525740545
2 Replies | 5,227 Views
[S.E. News] - Growing Again
May 30, 2008 - 1:35 PM - by Kernel_Killer
After our switch from two different servers, and later realized that new members could not register, we are finally starting to grow once again.

Aside from the spam-bots (which will be fixed soon), our total number of active members has doubled in the past month. Let's hope that this continues, and keep posting away. :)
0 Replies | 7,483 Views
[tools] The Depenguinator, version 2.0
Jan 29, 2008 - 10:30 AM - by bmw
Colin Percival writes ...

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2008...nator-2.0.html

"In December 2003, I wrote a script for remotely upgrading a linux system to FreeBSD. I gave it a catchy name ("depenguinator", inspired by the "Antichickenator" in Baldur's Gate), announced it on a FreeBSD mailing list and on slashdot, and before long it was famous. Unfortunately, it... [Read More]
1 Reply | 12,096 Views
[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 6.3 Released
Jan 18, 2008 - 3:10 PM - by bmw
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability
of FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE. This release continues the development of the
6-STABLE branch providing performance and stability improvements, many
bug fixes and new features. Some of the highlights:

- KDE updated to 3.5.8, GNOME updated to 2.20.1, Xorg updated to 7.3
- BIND updated to 9.3.4
- sendmail updated to 8.14.2
- lagg(4) driver ported from... [Read More]
0 Replies | 8,194 Views
[press release] 4FRONT TECHNOLOGIES RELEASES THE SOURCE CODE FOR OPEN SOUND SYSTEM
Jan 17, 2008 - 10:11 AM - by bmw
"CULVER CITY, CA, January 4, 2008: 4Front Technologies is proud to announce the release of the source code to Open Sound System (OSS) v4.0 under the BSD license for FreeBSD and other BSD compliant operating systems."

http://www.opensound.com/press/2008/oss-bsd.txt

[thanks to Daily Daemon News for the tip-off]


I must say that I'm in a state of cognitive dissonance... [Read More]
1 Reply | 8,124 Views
[S.E. News] - Happy Holidays!
Dec 24, 2007 - 8:08 AM - by Kernel_Killer
We just wanted to wish everyone a great holiday, and an excellent new year! Happy holidays, and can't wait to see you next year.
1 Reply | 9,029 Views
[FreeBSD-Announce] End-of-Year Fund Raising Drive
Dec 10, 2007 - 8:54 PM - by bmw
[from the FreeBSD-Announce mailing-list ... per deb@freebsd.org]

Dear FreeBSD Community,

The FreeBSD Foundation is kicking off our End-of-Year Fund Raising
Drive! Our goal this year is to raise over $250,000. And while we’re
very excited to report that we’ve already raised over $218,000 this
year, we still have a little ways to go. That’s where you come in…

Why do we need donations?[Read More]
0 Replies | 8,615 Views
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