DistroWatch reviews FreeBSD 12.0

submited 07 January 2019

FreeBSD is a member of the UNIX family of operating systems and probably the most widely used member of the major BSD flavours. FreeBSD offers a famously stable and high performance core which has resulted in the operating system being used by Netflix to stream content and by Sony as a basis for their PlayStation operating system. FreeBSD tends to be especially popular on servers where long term reliability is required. Though FreeBSD can function as a desktop operating system, its market share on the desktop remains low and people who want to run a FreeBSD-based desktop are likely to use a related project such as GhostBSD where the graphical configuration has been done for us.

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19 September 2019
git commit FreeBSD - BSD Now 316  

NetBSD LLVM sanitizers and GDB regression test suite, Ada—The Language of Cost Savings, Homura - a Windows Games Launcher for FreeBSD, FreeBSD core team appoints a WG to explore transition to Git, OpenBSD 6.6 Beta tagged, Project Trident 12-U5 update now available, and more.

GhostBSD 19.09 overview - A simple, elegant desktop BSD Operating System  

In this video, you will see an overview of GhostBSD 19.09 and some of the applications pre-installed.

18 September 2019
FreeBSD Applying Security Updates Using pkg/freebsd-update  

I am a new FreeBSD developer and user. I have root access to my VM running in AWS cloud. How do I update packages and apply security upgrades on FreeBSD? What is the procedure for applying security updates on FreeBSD?

17 September 2019
Setting up a mail server with OpenSMTPD, Dovecot and Rspamd  

On his blog, Gilles Chehade ([email protected]) has written a very detailed article on running an OpenSMTPD mail server.

GhostBSD 19.09 Now Available  

GhostBSD 19.09 has some considerable changes happened, like moving the system to STABLE instead of CURRENT for ABI stability with the integration of the latest system update developed by TrueOS. This also means that current users will need to reinstall GhostBSD unless they were running on the development version of GhostBSD 19.09. GhostBSD 19.09 marks the last major changes the breaks updates for software and system upgrade.

16 September 2019
Project Trident 12-U6 Now Available  

This is the sixth general package update to the STABLE release repository based upon TrueOS 12-Stable. New Packages: 378 Deleted Packages: 81 Updated Packages: 1040

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