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).


FreeBSD Applying Security Updates Using pkg and freebsd-update.

Richard Stallman (rms) Resigns from FSF/MIT.

FreeBSD Converts Struct Mount Counters to Per CPU Effort.
Gives 100x improvement from 852393 ops/s to 76682077 ops/s.

PostgreSQL 12 Partitioning is Now Faster.

FreeBSD Adds New reload-conf Lualoader Command.

Inkscape 1.0 Beta1 Available for Testing.

GhostBSD 19.09 Overview – Simple Elegant Desktop BSD Operating System.

Create FreeBSD Current OpenStack Image on OVH Public Cloud.

Install Bolt CMS with Nginx and Let’s Encrypt on FreeBSD 12.


BSD Now 316 – git commit FreeBSD.

FreeBSD Foundation – FUSE Driver Update.

Network Management with OpenBSD Packet Filter.

New XigmaNAS Release.

New XigmaNAS Release.

FreeBSD Improves NUMA Awareness Which Reduces Remote RAM Access by 75%.

FreeBSD Increases Maximum USB Buffer Size from 256KB to 32MB.
Useful for speeding up large data transfers while reducing interrupt rate.

FreeBSD 12.1-BETA1 Available.

In Other BSDs for 2019/09/21.

Serverless – 15% Slower and 8x More Expensive.

ReactOS 0.4.12 Released.


New AMD 280W 64 Core Rome CPU – EPYC 7H12.

AMD EPYC 7H12 64 Cores and Even Faster New Supermicro GPU Servers.

Best SSDs – 2019 Q3.

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review – PC Gaming Untethered.

Western Digital Reveals 18 TB DC HC550 EAMR Hard Drive.

Aspeed AST2600 BMC Launched.

Toshiba BG4 Single Package M.2 2230 30mm NVMe SSD Review.

Traverse Ten64 – 8 ARM64 Cores Networking Platform with Mainline Linux Support.


Effect of Meditation on Brain Structure.


Moving Firefox to Faster 4 Week Release Cycle.

There is One Thing Stopping Developers from Using Open Source Even More.

Atom RPG – Isometric Mode and Much More.

Silicon Valley is Terrified of California Privacy Law (Similar to GDPR from Europe).


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