Valuable News – 2019/02/25

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).


The Scanned versus Issued numbers for ZFS Scrubs (and Resilvers).

The rclone is command line program to sync files and directories to and from many cloud services.

Make ZFS Snapshots work with Samba as Windows Shadow Copies (VSS).

Dynamically linked binaries will be built as PIE on FreeBSD.

Book of Secret Knowledge.
Collection of awesome lists/manuals/blogs/hacks/one liners/cli/web tools and more.

FreeBSD ZFS AMIs Now Available.

OpenBSD Desktop Using Window Maker.

Wine Developers Release Hangover Alpha to Run Windows x86_64 Programs on 64-Bit ARM.

Unix Architecture Diagrams – Modern FreeBSD.

Click to access arch.pdf

Hacker News Discussion – Why don’t companies use FreeBSD as much in production as Linux?

Pinboard tags for various BSDs.
Social Bookmarking for Introverts.

Bastille – Quickly Create and Manage FreeBSD Jails.

FreeBSD Starter Kit.

FreeBSD nsysctl Tutorial.

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 1 – Target (Server).

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 2 – Initiator (Client).

New Bhyve on FreeBSD vCPU limit will be 254.

FreeBSD adds kernel support for Intel userspace protection keys feature on Skylake Xeons.

Looking at MySQL 8 with PostgreSQL Goggles On.

FreeNAS 11.2-U2 Available.

Free Algorithms book by Jeff Erickson.

Mutatio is simple script to keep to date with OpenBSD updates and to download new snapshots.

PXE Booting of FreeBSD Disk Image.

XigmaNAS Available.

XigmaNAS Beta Available.

HAXM in pkgsrc.
HAXM is hardware-assisted virtualization engine (hypervisor).

FreeBSD Imports Linux debugfs Support.

FreeBSD Find Out All Installed Hard Disk Information.

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/23.

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/16.


Western Digital RISC-V SweRV Core Design Released for Free.

The Last POWER1 CPU on Mars is Dead.

Lasers vs. Microwaves – Billion Dollar Bet on the Future of Magnetic Storage.
Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push limits of hard disks.

AMD EPYC 3201 8-Core 30W Benchmarks Review and Milestone.

Samsung 983 ZET (Z-NAND) SSD Review.

History – SUN Modular Data Center also known as Project Blackbox.

First Intel 4.0 GHz – Pentium Gold G5620 at Retail.

Journey to Next Gen ARM Neoverse N1 and E1 Cores.

AMD Hiring 10 More People for Their Open Source Linux Driver Team.

Samsung Galaxy Fold – First Folding Smartphone.

Supermicro making push into high end gaming motherboards.

Intel believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020.

Apple move to ARM based Macs creates uncertainty.

Toshiba Collaborates with Showa Denko for MAMR 18 TB HDDs.


Why I hate the weekends…

Study finds no evidence cough medicines work with 1/7 patients experiencing negative side effects.

How We Lost Our Ability to Mend.

Four day week trial – study finds lower stress but no cut in output.

Google says the builtin microphone it never told Nest users about was ‘never supposed to be a secret’.

How Jan and Martina Died.


By Summer 2019 Firefox will Block by Default All Cross-Site Third-Party Trackers.



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