Valuable News – 2019/04/22

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).


GhostBSD 19.04 Overview.

Prometheus Exporter for FreeBSD CTL Daemon (iSCSI Target).

My Summer at Bell Labs (Part 1).
My Summer at Bell Labs (part 1)

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU8 Available.

FreeBSD adds initial version of DTrace support for ext2fs driver.

OpenSSH 8.0 Released.

BSD Now 294 – SSH Tarpit.

Shawn Webb (@lattera) minimizes differences between HardenedBSD (ASLR) and FreeBSD (ASR) implementations.

Crossmeta ZFS – Another ZFS Port on Linux.

Minio now can behave as HDFS Gateway.
# minio gateway hdfs hdfs://namenode:8200

Unleashed 1.3 Released – Fork of Illumos for the 4th Time.

The docbook2mdoc 1.0.0 Released.;sid=20190419101505

Call for Testing – FreeBSD with ZFS on Linux Images Ready.

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/20.

FreeBSD adds support in psm(4) for 4 and 5 finger touches in synaptics driver.

LibreSSL 2.9.1 Released.

NomadBSD 1.2 Released.


NSA-B-GONE – Sketchy Hardware Security Device for Lenovo ThinkPad X220.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 Family Launched.

TSMC Reveals 6nm Process Technology: 7nm with Higher Transistor Density.

Samsung Completes Development of 5nm EUV Process Technology.

Avalue EMX-KBLU2P Mini ITX Motherboard with Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Passive Cooling.

Whiskey Lake ZBOX is Official.


Paranoid Person Guide to Online Privacy.

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million users email contacts without permission.

Unmasked: What 10 million passwords reveal about people who choose them.

Evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think.


Former Mozilla Exec – Google Sabotaged Firefox for Years.

Vendors must add physical on/off switch to devices that can spy on us.

These 17 Firefox tips make it easy to switch from Chrome.


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