Issue 47
Published December 02, 2020

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

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


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.

TrueNAS 12.0-U1 is Scheduled for early December: In just four weeks, more than 20,000 systems have been upgraded to TrueNAS 12.0. TrueNAS 12.0-U1 has entered development code-freeze and is now entering its final QA cycle for availability in early December.


None last week.

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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.

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.

re(4) testers needed for DragonFly: If you have a Realtek network card supported by the re(4) driver, Sepherosa Ziehau has a new driver for you to test.

OpenZFS 2.0 Released With Unified FreeBSD/Linux Support, Many New Features: 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.

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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.


As always, there are more sources of BSD goodness. Latest BSD Now has interview with Michael W. Lucas: SNMP and TLS book, cashflow for creators, book sale 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 2020-11-30.

In Other BSDs for 2020/11/28 is out, too.

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