Issue 37
Published September 16, 2020

Join us this week again, as we take a look at the world of BSD world with latest releases, news and tutorials.


FreeBSD 12.2 Beta: The first BETA build for the FreeBSD 12.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, armv7, arm64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, powerpcspe, and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

XIGMANAS Release available, based on FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-P9.

FuryBSD 2020-Q3 The world’s first OpenZFS based live image : FuryBSD is a tool to test stock FreeBSD in read write mode to see if it will work for you before installing. In order to provide the most reliable experience possible while preserving integrity of the system the LiveCD now leverages ZFS, compression, replication, memory file systems, and reroot.


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As always, it’s worth following BSDSec. RSS feed and Twitter account available.


GhostBSD on Distrowatch: Distrowatch tried to review MATE edition of GhostBSD - operating system based on FreeBSD and with focus on desktop use. However, this time they could not get GhostBSD up and running.

GSoC Reports: Benchmarking NetBSD, third evaluation report: This report was written by Apurva Nandan as part of Google Summer of Code 2020.

FreeBSD Core Team Office Hours: Based on the continuity of our last CORE Office Hours The FreeBSD CORE Team would like to invite you all to a virtual town hall meeting. The session is timed at 1800 UTC on 16th September, 2020. See for details on how to join either a live stream to watch, or an interactive meeting to participate. A link to this agenda (and any updates) will be there as well.


FuryBSD: The “Ubuntu of BSD” has arrived, finally. Try it today! FuryBSD is a brand new, open source FreeBSD desktop. FuryBSD pays homage to desktop BSD projects of the past like PC-BSD and TrueOS with its graphical interface and adds additional tools like a live, hybrid USB / DVD image. FuryBSD is completely free to use and distributed under the BSD license.

FreeBSD Fridays: Introduction to Hardware Hacking on FreeBSD with Raspberry Pi: Join Tom Jones as he provides an introduction to FreeBSD running on the Raspberry Pi. The one-hour session covers interfacing with hardware like LEDs and switches.


As always, there are more sources of BSD goodness. Latest BSD Now talks about A 35 Year Old Bug in Patch, Sandbox for FreeBSD, Changing from one dataset to another within a jail, You don’t need tmux or screen for ZFS, HardenedBSD August 2020 Status Report and Call for Donations, and more.

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to providing summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. The latest is from 2020-09-14.

In Other BSDs for 2020/09/12 is out, too.

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