Valuable News – 2019/09/23

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).

UNIX

FreeBSD Applying Security Updates Using pkg and freebsd-update.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-applying-security-updates-using-pkg-freebsd-update/

Richard Stallman (rms) Resigns from FSF/MIT.
https://www.osnews.com/story/130635/richard-stallman-resigns-from-fsf-mit-after-defending-child-rape/

FreeBSD Converts Struct Mount Counters to Per CPU Effort.
Gives 100x improvement from 852393 ops/s to 76682077 ops/s.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=352427

PostgreSQL 12 Partitioning is Now Faster.
https://www.2ndquadrant.com/en/blog/postgresql-12-partitioning/

FreeBSD Adds New reload-conf Lualoader Command.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=352314

Inkscape 1.0 Beta1 Available for Testing.
https://inkscape.org/news/2019/09/08/inkscape-10-beta1-available-testing/

GhostBSD 19.09 Overview – Simple Elegant Desktop BSD Operating System.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpOnwHpfmko

Create FreeBSD Current OpenStack Image on OVH Public Cloud.
https://www.fralix.fr/posts/create_freebsd-current_openstack_image_on_ovh_public_cloud/

Install Bolt CMS with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-bolt-cms-nginx-ssl-on-freebsd-12/

Installation FreeBSD 12. [UNFORTUNATELY FRENCH]
https://cbiot.fr/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=installfreebsd

BSD Now 316 – git commit FreeBSD.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/316

FreeBSD Foundation – FUSE Driver Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/fuse-driver-update/

Network Management with OpenBSD Packet Filter.
https://home.nuug.no/~peter/pftutorial/

New XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4 Release.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6862/

New XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4 Release.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-12.0.0.4/12.0.0.4.6877/

FreeBSD Improves NUMA Awareness Which Reduces Remote RAM Access by 75%.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1174896464155140096

FreeBSD Increases Maximum USB Buffer Size from 256KB to 32MB.
Useful for speeding up large data transfers while reducing interrupt rate.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=352555

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA1 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2019-September/000598.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/09/21.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/09/21/23512.html

Serverless – 15% Slower and 8x More Expensive.
http://einaregilsson.com/serverless-15-percent-slower-and-eight-times-more-expensive/

ReactOS 0.4.12 Released.
https://reactos.org/project-news/reactos-0412-released

Hardware

New AMD 280W 64 Core Rome CPU – EPYC 7H12.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14882/amds-new-280w-64core-rome-cpu-the-epyc-7h12

AMD EPYC 7H12 64 Cores and Even Faster New Supermicro GPU Servers.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-7h12-64-cores-and-even-faster-new-supermicro-gpu-servers/

Best SSDs – 2019 Q3.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/9799/best-ssds

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review – PC Gaming Untethered.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14828/the-corsair-k63-wireless-mechanical-keyboard-review/

Western Digital Reveals 18 TB DC HC550 EAMR Hard Drive.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/14869/western-digital-announces-18-tb-eamr-hard-drive

Aspeed AST2600 BMC Launched.
https://www.servethehome.com/aspeed-ast2600-launched-as-your-next-gen-bmc/

Toshiba BG4 Single Package M.2 2230 30mm NVMe SSD Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/toshiba-bg4-single-package-m-2-2230-30mm-nvme-ssd-review/

Traverse Ten64 – 8 ARM64 Cores Networking Platform with Mainline Linux Support.
https://www.crowdsupply.com/traverse-technologies/ten64/updates/announcing-the-ten64

Life

Effect of Meditation on Brain Structure.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3541490/

Other

Moving Firefox to Faster 4 Week Release Cycle.
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/09/moving-firefox-to-a-faster-4-week-release-cycle/

There is One Thing Stopping Developers from Using Open Source Even More.
https://thenewstack.io/theres-one-thing-stopping-developers-from-using-open-source-even-more/

Atom RPG – Isometric Mode and Much More.
https://steamcommunity.com/games/552620/announcements/detail/1602642307647595840

Silicon Valley is Terrified of California Privacy Law (Similar to GDPR from Europe).
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/19/silicon-valley-terrified-california-privacy-law/

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