Valuable News – 2021/07/19

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).


OmniOS Community Edition r151038k Available.

FreeBSD PVR HTPC – I Love FreeBSD Remastered.

NetBSD/Desktop – Scalable Workstation Solutions.

Linux Kernel Removes IDE/ATA Support in Latest 5.14 Release Candidate.

Bastille 0.9.20210714 Released.

OPNsense 21.7-RC2 Released.

Klara Systems – Managing Boot Environments.

Tailscale for Illumos.

MyBee – Free Enterprise Solution for Creating Software Defined VMs on Top of Bhyve.

OpenBSD Replaces dhclient(8) in Base with dhcpleased(8) and resolvd(8) daemons.;sid=20210717141912

In Other BSDs for 2021/07/17.

Using youtube-dl on FreeBSD.

DragonflyBSD – Improving I/O Efficiency and Resilience.

Meet vdcron – Cron for OpenBSD Desktops/Laptops.

What Interesting Command Line Tools do You Use?

Look at Profiling – FreeBSD Sort.

Haiku Runs on Real RISC-V Hardware – HiFive Unmatched.

My OpenSMTPD Setup on FreeBSD.

The helloSystem Has helloDesktop Desktop Environment.

Greatest Regex Trick Ever.

The Binary Upgrades Report.

FreeBSD KGDB Support in LLDB.

BSD Now 411 – FreeBSD Deep Dive.

Lets Talk About Wayland.


Intel ME (Management Engine) – Myths and Reality. [2017]

Undocumented X86 Instructions to Control CPUat Microarchitecture Level in Modern Intel Processors.

DIY Raspberry Pi 4 Mini Server with UPS and OLED Information Display.

XUAN Bike Self Balancing Self Riding Bicycle – 22 TOPS Huawei Ascend A310 AI Processor.

Libre-SOC Releases First Non-IBM OpenPOWER Chip in Decade.

ARM – Performance Per Watt is New Performance Metric.

AMD Threadripper Pro Review – Upgrade Over Regular Threadripper.

Qnap NAS with Chinese Zhaoxin x86 CPU.

AMD Athlon 300U Powered AM02 Mini PC Goes for $240.


Germany Fines YouTube Six Figures for Removing Video of Anti Lockdown Protest.


Cyclomatic Complexity – New Way of Measuring Understandability.

New Leak Reveals – Governments Exploit Pegasus Cyber Surveillance Tool.

Cryptographers Unearth Vulnerabilities in Telegram Encryption Protocol.


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