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In Other BSDs for 2014/11/22
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-22 14:44:38
I actually got this started early, for once, instead of completing in a panic on Friday night. The Move from Linux to FreeBSD.  (via) BSDTalk247 – FreeBSD: The Next 10 Years with Jordan Hubbard.  I meant to post this before; lost track. /var/tmp now links to /tmp on OpenBSD. OpenBSD now has perl 5.20.1 in […]...
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BSDNow Episode 064: Rump Kernels Revisited
Undeadly.org - 2014-11-21 11:38:38
On this week's episode, the intrepid hosts talk about the import of SipHash to the OpenBSD kernel, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@)'s talk (slides) about arc4random, an interview with Justin Cormack of NetBSD, and videos from MeetBSD coming online. [ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ] ...
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BSDNow 064: Rump Kernels Revisited
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-21 03:33:37
BSDNow 064 (somehow, 64 seems a nicer milestone than 50) links to a huge pile of EuroBSDCon 2014 videos, including 2 DragonFly presentations.  There’s also an interview with Justin Cormack, who must be cool; I can tell from his name.  There’s a lot more material just written on the page after the video, so I’ll point […]...
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?
Slashdot - 2014-11-20 19:53:00
An anonymous reader writes So for a variety of reasons (some related to recent events, some ongoing for a while) I've kinda soured on Linux and have been looking at giving BSD a shot on the desktop. I've been a Gentoo user for many years and am reasonably comfortable diving into stuff, so I don't anticipate user friendliness being a show stopper. I suspect it's more likely something I currently do will have poor support in the BSD world. I have of course been doing some reading and will probably just give it a try at some point regardless, but I was curious what experience and advice other slashdot users could share. There's been many bold comments on slashdot about moving away from Linux, so I suspect I'm not the only one asking these questions. Use-case wise, my list of must haves is: Minecraft, and probably more dubiously, FTB; mplayer or equivalent (very much prefer mplayer as it's what I've used forever); VirtualBox or something equivalent; Firefox (like mplayer, it's just what I've always used, and while I would consider alternatives, that would definitely be a negative); Flash (I hate it, but browsing the web sans-flash is still a pain); OpenRA (this is the one I anticipate giving me the most trouble, but playing it is somewhat of an obsession). Stuff that would be nice but I can live without: Full disk encryption; Openbox / XFCE (It's what I use now and would like to keep using, but I could probably switch to something else without too much grief); jackd/rakarrack or ...
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Call for Testing: 64-bit PCI Bridge Support
Undeadly.org - 2014-11-20 09:53:52
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BSDTalk 248: Matthew Dillon and DragonFly
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-20 03:45:51
I hadn’t caught this yet cause I am working extra hours, but Matthias did: Matthew Dillon talks about DragonFly and the 4.0 release for a good 43 minutes on BSDTalk....
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Perl Updated to 5.20.1
Undeadly.org - 2014-11-18 16:54:27
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Old USB out, new USB in
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-18 04:17:14
Sascha Wildner has removed the old USB system from DragonFly; you’re getting USB4BSD no matter what now, after the 4.0 release.  While we’re at it, xhci is now automatically loaded in the installer, so installer USB drives attached to USB3 ports will work....
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In Other BSDs for 2014/11/15
DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-15 14:19:49
Totally last minute. People still add things to telnet? FreeBSD has removed faith(4) and faithd(8). FreeBSD ports now has stack smashing protection on by default. FreeBSD 10.1 is out.  (And PC-BSD follows) PC-BSd is looking at ‘roles‘. Printing device trees in OpenBSD. Munin and pf queues. Contributing.  (Applies to any BSD, really.) pkgsrc-2014Q3 packages for […]...
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FreeBSD 10.1 Released
Slashdot - 2014-11-14 23:00:00
An anonymous reader writes Version 10.1 of the venerable FreeBSD operating system has been released. The new version of FreeBSD offers support for booting from UEFI, automated generation of OpenSSH keys, ZFS performance improvements, updated (and more secure) versions of OpenSSH and OpenSSL and hypervisor enhancements. FreeBSD 10.1 is an extended support release and will be supported through until January 1, 2017. Read more of this story at Slashdot....
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BSDNow Episode 063: A Man's man(1)
Undeadly.org - 2014-11-14 08:43:50
This week, on BSDNow, the hosts talk about the recent MeetBSD, mention chatter on the Tor mailing lists about adding more OpenBSD nodes, interview with Kristaps Džonsons, the original author of mandoc(1), and all the odds and ends in the BSD universe. [ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ] ...
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FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE Available
Freebsd.orgNews - 2014-11-14 08:00:00
FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 10.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page....
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