Valuable News – 2019/01/11

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. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here so someone else can

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).


In Other BSDs for 2019/01/05.

Devin Teske made sysconf(8) to safely edit system config files on FreeBSD.
Another great tool after sysrc(8) that allows safe edit of system rc files.

New PEFS 2018.12.29 Release.

Revive Cisco IDS Into Capable OpenBSD Computer.

How I did start using FreeBSD.

MacBook Pro 9.2 Gets FreeBSD Support.

New HardenedBSD 13.0 Image for RPI3.

FreeBSD gives sh(1) proper default prompt instead of just “$“.

More FreeBSD RFC Sendmail Deprecation Discussion.

DistroWatch – Feature Story – FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Review.
“(…) this release feels like a polished and improved incremental step forward.”

DistroWatch – Musings on Distros After Prolonged Use (2019).
“FreeBSD is probably my favourite server-oriented operating system, mostly because it never surprises me.
FreeBSD tends to do what you tell it to do, and just do what you tell it to do.”

New ZFS on FreeBSD Implementation Can Now Be Tested with TrueOS.

OmniOS Community Edition r151028j/r151026aj/r151022ch.

FreeBSD Foundation – December 2018 – Development Projects Update.

Zackup – Backup to ZFS – Inspired by BackupPC.

POSIX Shell and Utilities.

OPNsense 18.7.10 Released.

A wc clone written in Rust.

FreeBSD as my Network Storage Server (Part 1).

FreeBSD as my Network Storage Server (Part 2).

Knightmare: DevOps Cautionary Tale.
Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

IOCCC: Best of Show.

Quick Naive Benchmarks on AMD A8-5550M APU on FreeBSD (with and without AESNI).

Goal of GameBSD is to provide a place for students to learn about programming and technology.

AIX 7.2 running on AARCH64 (ARM) Pinebook with QEMU.

OpenBSD Router.

New console font Spleen made default on OpenBSD.;sid=20190110064857

Interactive VIM Tutorial.

ZFS on Linux does not work on Linux 5.0 kernels.


AMD Ryzen Mobile 3000-Series Launched – 2nd Gen Mobile at 15W-35Wand Chromebooks.

AMD launches two new A-series 6W chips for Chromebooks.

AMD Powered Acer Chromebook 315 Announced.

Huawei claims its Kunpeng 920 ARM based processor is the industry’s fastest.
64 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with 8-channel DDR4 memory.
Also two 100G RoCE ports and support for PCIe Gen4 and CCIX.

Huawei Unveils Industry’s Highest-Performance ARM-based CPU.

Samsung Plans 3nm Gate-All-Around FETs in 2021.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Gets Thinner.


Amazon sent 1700 audio recordings of Alexa user to a stranger.

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone.

10 Harmful Effects of Religion.

System Down: systemd-journald Exploit.


The State Of Software Security In 2019.

The Developer Experience Bait-and-Switch.

LinkedIn violates privacy and detects usage of browser extensions.

Classic Doom gets 3D/HD remaster – courtesy of the fans.

RPG Codex Review: ATOM RPG (Remix of Fallout Story).

Facebook is the new crapware.


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