Valuable News – 2020/12/21

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 Jails Network Setup (vnet).

The unbound-blacklist-fetch* Scripts with OpenBSD/FreeBSD Config Test and Restart.

Scripted VirtualBox VM on FreeBSD.

GhostBSD 20.11.28 Overview – Business Class OS.

Minimal Safe Bash Script Template.

SerenityOS Now Supports Shared Libraries.

OmniOS Community Edition r151030cf/r151034af/r151036f Available.

OpenBSD on TECLAST F7 Plus.

Christmas Tree in Shell.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Bionic) on FreeBSD with iocage Managed Jails.

Create Debian 6 (Squeeze) Jail on FreeBSD.

Bareos 20 Released.

GTK 4.0 Released.

FreeBSD src Repository Moving to git Finally.

PDF Preview in macOS Big Sur is Destroying PDFs – Again.

Host Cryptpad Web Office Suite with OpenBSD.

VCS Changes Again for FreeBSD.

BSD Now 381 – Shell Origins.

Coreutils Gotchas.

ArisbluBSD Will Shut Down.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon G4 Running FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE.

Trying OpenZFS 2.0 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE.

Klara – Best Practices for Optimizing ZFS.

Klara – Sysadmin Guide to ZFS.

HardenedBSD Auto Sync with Upstream FreeBSD Source.

Tribblix and OmniTribblix m24 Available.

OpenBSD Develops vmm_clock Linux Clocksource Implementation Designed for Use Under vmm(4)/vmd(8) Hypervisor.

In Other BSDs for 2020/12/19.

IcewM 2.0 Released.

Netflix Patch Allows 190Gb/s of KTLS HTTPS Content from Dual Sockets with Only 13% Cross Domain NUMA Traffic.

FreeBSD Marks Its Subversion Repository as Being Converted to Git.

Red Hat Continues Pleading Case for Its CentOS Changes.

Implement Zeek on FreeBSD.

Taking OpenZFS 2.0 Out for Spin.

SerenityOS Adds Network Menu Applet.

CentOS Killed by IBM – Chance to Go New Ways.

Putting OpenBSD in the Cloud.

Advocacy: Why I Personally Prefer FreeBSD over Linux.

Foundation Sponsors FreeBSD LLDB Improvements.

Get Started with tmux(1).


RISC-V Ecosystem Highlights in 2020.

ARM Ampere Altra Shows It Can Compete/Outperform AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon.

ARM Ampere Altra Review – Dual 80 Cores Server Performance Monster.

ZimaBoard – $70/$130 Quad Core X86 SBC with Up to 8 GB RAM.

Apple Mac Mini and Raspberry Pi Rack Review.

Apple M1 Foreshadows Rise of RISC-V.

How and Why I Stopped Buying New Laptops.


Drug Reverses Age Related Mental Decline Within Days.

Norman Abramson – Father of Wireless Networks – Dies at 88.

I Assume I am Below Average.

Lonely People Have Unique Brain Signature.

This Column Will Change Your Life: Just Sit Down and Think.

Being Kind to Others is Good for Your Health.


Firefox 84.0 Released.

Firefox Was Always Enough.

Rust Survey 2020 Results.

Why You Can Not Find Search Engine AltaVista on Anymore.

Reflections on Trusting Trust. [1984]

Quote of the Week

Hard times create strong programmers.
Strong programmers create frameworks.
Frameworks create weak programmers.
Weak programmers create hard times.

Andreas Kling


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