Valuable News – 2021/06/21

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).

UNIX

12 Reasons to Leave Windows/macOS/Linux – Vocal Examination.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x739iPPbAAc

helloSystem – Simple and Elegant Operating System.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3z9QnMTLm8

FWUPD 1.6.1 Adds FreeBSD UEFI Capsule Handling – More Hardware Now Supported.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FWUPD-1.6.1-Released

Manage FreeBSD Jails with Ansible – Part 1.
https://eoli3n.github.io/2021/06/08/jails-part-1.html

Manage FreeBSD Jails with Ansible – Part 2.
https://eoli3n.github.io/2021/06/09/jails-part-2.html

Manage FreeBSD Jails with Ansible – Part 3.
https://eoli3n.github.io/2021/06/14/jails-part-3.html

New Port x11/nvidia-hybrid-graphics for Optimus Technology on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/alfsiciliano/status/1404888561804001285
https://github.com/therontarigo/freebsd-gpu-headless

ZFS Fans Rejoice – RAIDz Expansion.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/raidz-expansion-code-lands-in-openzfs-master/

helloSystem 0.5.0 – FreeBSD Based OS Brings Another Promising Release.
https://www.debugpoint.com/2021/06/hellosystem-0-5-0-release/

Say helloSystem – Mac Like FreeBSD Project Emits 0.5 Release.
https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/16/hellosystem_maclike_freebsd_project_05/

Diving Into Toolchains.
https://www.cambus.net/diving-into-toolchains/

How X Window System Influenced Modern Computing.
https://www.fosslife.org/how-x-window-system-influenced-modern-computing

BSD Now 407 – Jail Detail.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/407

Wireguard with Public IP Behind NAT on OpenBSD.
https://puffy.nolink.ch/posts/wireguard_publicip/

Modern Unix.
https://github.com/ibraheemdev/modern-unix

Bareos 20.0.2 Released.
https://www.bareos.com/bareos-20-0-2-released/

Introduction to ZFS Replication.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/introduction-to-zfs-replication/

helloSystem – Simple and Elegant Operating System.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3z9QnMTLm8

FreeBSD Day (19 of June) is Almost Here.
https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/freebsd-day-is-almost-here-2/

OpenBSD 6.9 on Protecli 6 Port Firewall.
https://serverascode.com/2021/05/31/openbsd-protecli.html

FreeBSD Imports dhcpcd(8) into Base System.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D22012

PFFW is pf(8) Firewall Running on OpenBSD.
https://github.com/sonertari/PFFW

In Other BSDs for 2021/06/19.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2021/06/19/25848.html

FreeBSD Fridays – How to Submit Patch to FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fwfRoDt9bQ

Load Balancing with FreeBSD Jails using Bastille and Nginx.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-wXKwCeHA

Using I2P Network with OpenBSD and NixOS.
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-06-20-i2p-intro.html

TrueNAS Core 12.0 DistroWatch Review.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20210621#truenas

Linux Sucks 2021 – End of Linux is Nigh.
https://odysee.com/@Lunduke:e/LinuxSucks2021:1

Look at Auto Admin on FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44-TgXrIlho

Hardware

Best CPUs for Workstations 2021/06.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11891/best-cpus-for-workstations

Lenovo ThinkCentre M80q Tiny 1L PC Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/lenovo-thinkcentre-m80q-tiny-1l-pc-review/

GMK NucBox Review – Palm Sized Mini PC.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/06/16/gmk-nucbox-review-a-palm-sized-windows-10-mini-pc/

Interview with Jim Keller – Laziest Person at Tesla.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16762/an-anandtech-interview-with-jim-keller-laziest-person-at-tesla

Reverse Engineering and Fixing Bug in ‘ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint’ Firmware
https://hohlerde.org/rauch/en/elektronik/projekte/tpkbd-fix/

Six SSDs Compared – Inexpensive M.2 SATA SSD Roundup.
https://www.servethehome.com/inexpensive-sata-ssd-roundup-adata-samsung-pny-kingston-teamgroup/

Life

US Similar to North Korea – Defector Slams Woke US Schools – Even North Korea is not This Nuts.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/us-similar-to-north-korea-defector-slams-woke-us-schools/GSXLIC4TAQNJ7GZF4TIBLLAJEE/

Survey Shows People No Longer Believe Working Hard Will Lead to Better Life.
https://insidermag.net/survey-shows-people-no-longer-believe-working-hard-will-lead-to-a-better-life/

Therapist Shares 7 Biggest Parenting Mistakes That Destroy Kids Mental Strength.
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/05/25/biggest-parenting-mistake-destroys-kids-mental-strength-says-therapist.html

Wealth Secret of Super Rich Revealed – Be Born Into Rich Family.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/16/super-rich-family-dynastic-wealth-pandemic

Other

PsychDOS – Desktop Environment Plus Extra Software for DOS Users.
https://psychoslinux.gitlab.io/DOS/INDEX.HTM

Two Weeks of Securing Samsung Devices – Part 1.
https://blog.oversecured.com/Two-weeks-of-securing-Samsung-devices-Part-1/

Brave – False Sensation of Privacy.
http://ebin.city/%7Ewerwolf/posts/brave-is-shit/

Do Not Like Firefox New Look? Try These Tweaks.
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/06/dont-like-firefoxs-new-look-try-one-of-these-tweaks

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2 thoughts on “Valuable News – 2021/06/21

  1. uselessmore999

    Re: 12 Reasons to Leave Windows/macOS/Linux – Vocal Examination.

    Posting such silly propaganda casts a dark shadow of doubt upon the β€œvaluable” part in the title of this series, if you ask me.

    So, let’s have a closer look at some of this:

    #1 Forced updates

    So, this guy claims that β€œeven Linux has a rather shady way to get you to update” your system and then mentions forced updates in Linux Mint, which he isn’t even sure have been implemented yet, as well as Snap packages automatically updating in the background, unless you opt out in some cumbersome way.

    Mind you, you do not have to use Linux Mint. And neither do you have to use Snap packages. Off the top of my head, here are five Linux distributions that don’t force you to update anything at all (in alphabetical order): Alpine, Devuan, Gentoo, Slackware, Void. And there are likely dozens more.

    So, pitching forced updates as something that makes β€œLinux” worse in comparison to FreeBSD is just spreading FUD.

    #2 Truly free license

    When does this license bigotry ever stop? Copyleft and permissive licenses simply solve different kinds of problems. Period. Choose the right tool for the job instead of evangelizing.

    #4 Privacy

    So, β€œLinux has a less than clean history with data collecting”, huh? Ah, no, it’s just been Ubuntu in the past, who rightfully got a lot of flak for it and, consequently, removed that β€œfeature”, as far as I can tell. So, don’t use Ubuntu because the people who make it can’t be trusted. And, maybe, when there’s time, stop implying that Ubuntu is Linux.

    While FreeBSD itself may not collect any user data and send it to a remote location, some popular software that a lot of people will run on their FreeBSD system will still do that, just like on your average Linux system. (Just look at Firefox.)

    #5 Built-in advertising

    Repeat: Don’t use Ubuntu then. And stop implying Ubuntu was Linux.

    #6 Complete OS

    Calling FreeBSD a β€œcomplete OS” is nothing but deceptive, really. The FreeBSD base system might be great for running a server, but it certainly isn’t a complete system when, for example, your use case is running a workstation with a graphical desktop environment that contains a video player. On the contrary, quite a few Linux distributions let you install all you’d need for that as part of the system installation, some offering a per-package selection.

    #8 FreeBSD community

    When claiming that the FreeBSD community is more helpful than the Linux community, it would only be fair to at least mention that, like the Linux kernel community, FreeBSD does have a rather delicate code of conduct. In the case of Linux, though, the distributions may as well not care to have a code of conduct at all.

    All operating systems suck!

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    1. vermaden Post author

      Posting such silly propaganda casts a dark shadow of doubt upon the β€œvaluable” part in the title of this series, if you ask me.

      Various people have various opinions on various topics. You can not expect to everyone to think the same as you.

      #2 Truly free license

      When does this license bigotry ever stop? Copyleft and permissive licenses simply solve different kinds of problems. Period. Choose the right tool for the job instead of evangelizing.

      The BSD license allows you to do more – that is more freedom in my dictionary.

      #6 Complete OS

      Calling FreeBSD a β€œcomplete OS” is nothing but deceptive, really. The FreeBSD base system might be great for running a server, but it certainly isn’t a complete system when, for example, your use case is running a workstation with a graphical desktop environment that contains a video player. On the contrary, quite a few Linux distributions let you install all you’d need for that as part of the system installation, some offering a per-package selection.

      I have addressed some of this in Quare FreeBSD? article – https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/quare-freebsd/

      All operating systems suck!

      More or less, yes πŸ™‚

      Regards.

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