"The early days of Unix at Bell Labs" - Brian Kernighan (LCA 2022 Online)

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In barely 50 years, the Unix operating system has gone from a tiny two-⁠person experiment in a New Jersey attic to a multi-⁠billion dollar industry whose products and services are an integral part of the world's computing infrastructure. Along the way, there have been many changes, but a surprisingly large amount is much the same as when it started. How did this come about? What are the good ideas in Unix that have been preserved and even spread? What are the good ideas that have fallen by the wayside? What are the not so good ideas that have prospered? And what might the future hold?

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07 June 2023
BSD Weekly, issue 150  

New GhostBSD and OPNsense versions are out, what a week!

06 June 2023
Valuable News – 2023/06/05  

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05 June 2023
GhostBSD 23.06.01 ISO is now available  

This release contains a new tool called Backup Station to manage ZFS boot environment. Now the default time is set to local instead of UTC, which fixes an issue with LightDM time. Software Station search got improved to be less laggy.

04 June 2023
EuroBSDCon 2023 Travel Grant Application Now Open  

The Travel Grant Application for EuroBSDCon 2023 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend EuroBSDCon through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. Applications are due August 2, 2023.

BSD Now 509: Dot File Naming  

Leveraging OpenZFS to Build Your Own Storage Appliance, Install OpenBSD as a VM, Set up your own CalDAV and CardDAV servers on OpenBSD, display basic computer information using DMI table decoder, Gpart CheatSheet, Rob Pike on the Origin of Unix Dot File Names, and more.

03 June 2023
OpenZFS – OpenZFS, Your Data and the Challenge of Ransomware  

As commercial storage becomes increasingly expensive, more and more of the Education vertical is looking at Open Source solutions for storage. In this article, we discuss the value of OpenZFS for Universities and how system administrators can best leverage it to their benefit.

01 June 2023
Valuable News – 2023-05-29  

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.

31 May 2023
OPNsense 23.1.9 released  

A small update to improve stability with multiple delegated prefixes from DHCPv6 connectivity as well as proper "no binding" handling in the DHCPv6 client itself. Internally, the backend service has been refactored to allow for future additions, but no visible functionality changes have been done.

BSDCan report  

BSDCan trip report from Jake Freeland.

29 May 2023
OpenZFS – OpenZFS For HPC Clusters  

Discover how OpenZFS can provide cost-effective and reliable storage for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in this comprehensive write-up.

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