helloSystem 0.7 Released

submited 21 December 2021

With helloSystem 0.7 they have shifted to being based on FreeBSD 13-RELEASE rather than FreeBSD 12. That alone is a big improvement for better hardware support and functionality for this desktop platform. It has an entirely new designed live system for improved boot time (as much as 3x faster boots), a smaller ISO, no more initial ramdisk usage, and other improvements. This release also has initial support for exFAT file-systems, improved compatibility with older NVIDIA GPUs by shipping the NVIDIA legacy driver now too, developer files are now pushed off as a separate download, and other core system improvements.

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25 January 2022
Why we're migrating (many of) our servers from Linux to FreeBSD  

Some time ago they started a complex, continuous and not always linear operation, that is to migrate, where possible, most of the servers (theirs and of their customers) from Linux to FreeBSD. The reasons are many, and this article lists some of them with corresponding explanations.

24 January 2022
OpenBSD Errata: January 24, 2022 (ppctrap)  

Errata patches for macppc kernel trap handler have been released for OpenBSD 6.9 and 7.0.

Note: two files changed and hashes/signatures updated for NetBSD 8.1  

The NetBSD release engineering team recently received a notification that for the (very old) NetBSD 8.1 release there was a checksum mismatch on our ftp server. This was not the effect of some hack, but incomplete manual fixes to a manual mistake made during the initial release of NetBSD 8.1. To make sure nothing bad happened, they recreated the two affected images from scratch in internal trusted build environment and replaced the files on the ftp server.

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