Valuable News – 2019/04/15

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.

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).


Linux Desktop is in Trouble.

The hey is tiny program that sends load to web application.

Handling Arguments in Bash Scripts.

NetBSD – From Zero to NVMM.

Introducing funlinkat() (on FreeBSD).

Customizing OpenBSD xenodm (and xdm).

Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results 2019.


FreeBSD switches default version of Python to 3.6.

DΓ¦mon Desktop – The High-Integrity Desktop.

Portable ksh(1) Shell from OpenBSD 6.5.

ZFS without ECC is safer then most filesystems with ECC.

The illuminate (formerly SolView) is Java utility to display information about an Illumos/Solaris.

Installing Snort on OpenBSD 6.4.
Installing Snort on OpenBSD 6.4

HOWTO: HA Router/Firewall Using OpenBSD/CARP/pfsync/ifstated.

AWS OpenBSD Image Builder (AMI) and cloud-init Replacement.

Install Mate Desktop on OpenBSD.

OPNsense 19.1.6 Released.

BSD Now 293 – Booking Jails.

Lessons Learned Scaling PostgreSQL Database to 1.2bn Records/Month.
We have a lot better hardware than any of the cloud service providers could offer, point in time recovery (thanks to Barman) and no vendor lock-in, and (on paper) it is about 30% cheaper than hosting using Google Cloud or AWS.

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/13.

FreeBSD adds NUMA support to powerpc architecture.
Yields ~20% improvement in build times of LLVM on dual socket POWER9.

GhostBSD 19.04 Available.

GhostBSD 19.04 Switches To LightDM – Uses FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT.

The pkgsrc-2019Q1 Released.

Call for Testing – OpenSSH 8.0p1 is Almost Ready for Release.

HardenedBSD Internals by Shawn Webb (@lattera).

Resize ZFS Pool on FreeBSD GELI Partition.


Supermicro M11SDV-4C-LN4F Review mITX AMD EPYC 3151 Platform.

ASRock Launches DeskMini A300 Barebones Mini-STX PC Supporting AMD RYZEN CPUs.

AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro & Athlon Pro APUs.

Intel Xeon Follows AMD EPYC Lead Offering Discounted 1P Only SKUs.


Case dropped against British facing jail in Dubai for calling ex-husbands wife ‘horse’ in 2016 on Facebook.

Moral Peril of Meritocracy.

Urgent Quest for Slower and Better News.

Great Developers are Raised not Hired.

Life Satisfaction Boosted by Sense of Oneness – Regardless of Religion – Study Finds.

There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and catholics.


Protections Against Fingerprinting and Cryptocurrency Mining in Firefox.

It is your moral obligation to use Firefox.

Amazon Workers are Listening to What You Tell Alexa.


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  1. Pingback: In Other BSDs for 2019/04/20 – DragonFly BSD Digest

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