*BSD statistics for October 2020

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In October, hw-probe asked to participate in the statistics of users of BSD variants and here are the processed results.

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05 December 2020
Wireguard Puffy to OPNsense  

How to Setup an WG Tunnel between OpenBSD and OPNSense? That’s quite simple.

04 December 2020
A mesh VPN using OpenBSD and WireGuard  

WireGuard is a new coming to OpenBSD 6.8 and it looks like a simple and efficient way to connect computers. Author has a few VPS that tend to be connected through filtered public services and/or SSH tunnels. And that’s neither efficient nor easy to manage.

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03 December 2020
02 December 2020
OpenBSD Errata: December 1st, 2020 (xmaplen)  

Errata patches for the X server have been released for OpenBSD 6.7 and 6.8. Multiple input validation failures in the X server XKB extension can lead to out of bounds memory accesses for authorized clients. Binary updates for the amd64, i386, and arm64 platforms are available via the syspatch utility.

BSD Weekly, Issue 47  

This weeks we look what's inside FreeBSD Foundation Q3 2020 Status Update plus latest news, tutorials and releases.

01 December 2020
FreeBSD Merges WireGuard Support  

The momentum of WireGuard continues with FreeBSD now having mainlined their port of this open-source secure VPN tunnel. For FreeBSD 13 there is now the import of the WireGuard kernel module. This follows OpenBSD adding WireGuard earlier in the year.

FreeBSD Foundation Q3 2020 Status Update  

Written as part of the FreeBSD Project’s 3rd Quarter 2020 Status Report, check out the highlights of what they did to help FreeBSD last quarter:

  • COVID-19 Impact to the Foundation
  • Partnerships and Commercial User Support
  • Fundraising Efforts
  • OS Improvements
  • University of Waterloo Co-op
  • Continuous Integration and Quality Assurance
  • Supporting FreeBSD Infrastructure
  • FreeBSD Advocacy and Education
  • Legal/FreeBSD IP
OpenZFS 2.0 Released With Unified FreeBSD/Linux Support, Many New Features  

OpenZFS 2.0 has been officially released! OpenZFS 2.0 marks a major step forward for open-source ZFS file-system support for what started out as ZFSOnLinux but is now OpenZFS with unified FreeBSD and Linux support (macOS support is still being pursued as well) and this release also bringing many new features...

macOS to FreeBSD migration a.k.a why I left macOS  

This is not a technical documentation for how to migrate from macOS to FreeBSD. This is a high-level for why to migrate from macOS to FreeBSD.

Valuable News – 2020/11/30  

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.

30 November 2020
GhostBSD 20.11.28 Release Announcement  

This release comes with a new live system that leverages ZFS, compression, and replication first introduced in FuryBSD by Joe Maloney. The 20.11.28 release contains numerous improvements, including OS fixes for linuxulator to improve Linux Steam performance, an updated kernel, and GhostBSD userland updates. Userland updates include a MATE desktop upgrade to version 1.24.1, Software Station performance improvements, and numerous application updates.

Testing CS:GO on GhostBSD with Linux Steam  

This video is all done under GhostBSD with the use of OBS to record video and audio with virtual_oss, pacat to loop the audio of the game and Pitivi was use to sync the audio with the video.

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