Valuable News – 2023/02/13

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).


Know About FreeBSD Operating System.

The tpadnav is OpenBSD wmsouse Driver for Touchpads to Recognize Two Finger Scroll.

FFmpeg 6.0 Will Have AV1 Hardware Decoding and Many Other Features.

The pkgsrc and Call for Action.

If You Are Happy with OpenBSD – Probably Any Computer is Good Enough.

It is Worth Running FreeBSD or NetBSD Desktop.

Why Use FreeBSD?

IBM AIX Strategy and Roadmap for IBM Power Servers.

Call for More Collaboration and Harmony Among BSD Hardware Drivers on FOSDEM 2023.

BSD Driver Harmony – Improving Collaboration Between Major BSDs on Driver Development.

Transmission 4.0.0 Released.

Exploring CBSD Virtual Environment Management Framework – Part 3 – Jails.

Is FreeBSD Still Viable Choice in 2023?

Derek Sivers on OpenBSD.

Why is FreeBSD 14-CURRENT So Slow!

BSD Now 493 – Dotfile Management.

Install OpenBSD 7.2 on ODROID-HC4.

45 Years Old UNIX Tool awk(1) is Finally Getting Upgrade.

The Network is the Computer.

Immutable Alpine Linux in Bhyve.

I Propose Method to Clean Up My OpenBSD Laptop.

Notes for OpenStack Xena on FreeBSD Project.

The pot is Container Framework for FreeBSD based on Jails/ZFS/PF.

The pfSense OpenVPN Clients.

First FreeBSD 13.2-BETA1 Builds Available.


Balthazar Laptop – All European RISC-V Free Hardware Computer.

3D Printable Case that Converts Framework Laptop into AIO Style Desktop Computer.

Old Amiga with Titanic Miniature Shoot Video Taps on It is Treasure Trove of VFX History.


No Sugar Diet – Only Diet You Need?

Grandfather of MP3 and LZW Passes Away at 86.

Thailand to Ban Pfizer After Princess Falls Into Coma Following Booster Jab.

Students Against Mandates.

Why is Remote Work Seen as Gift?

Alcohol as Social Technology to Check Trustworthiness of Others.

12 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of Intermittent Fasting.

Creative Sweet Spot of Dreaming.


F1 Red Bull RB7 with V8 Engine Attacks Bathurst (Mount Panorama).

Windows 11 Collects More User Data than You Know.

Why Did Mozilla Firefox Removed XUL Addons?

Windows 11 Sends Tremendous Amount of User Data to Third Parties.

Firefox Multi Account Containers.

What is Deal with Transparent Aluminum?


6 thoughts on “Valuable News – 2023/02/13

  1. Felix

    Accurately named or not, I love the fact that transparent aluminum is a thing. And knowing the whole story makes it even cooler.

    In unrelated news, why is it that in 2023 we still have to justify running alternate operating systems, be they BSD or anything else? Funny how Windows users continue to be the most insecure of all even while clinging to it.


    1. vermaden Post author

      I really liked that concept (Transparent Aluminum) when I first watched that oldschool Star trek movie more then a decade ago πŸ™‚

      About that Windows thing … I probably live in a UNIX/Linux/Open Source bubble anyway – so not much Windows propaganda for me. To be honest I am really glad that I finally went full ‘self host’ mode when configured printing on FreeBSD. Feels so much better to NOT rely on anything else :]



  2. kilobajt

    W Firefox zawsze zostaje mi w historii 24,0 KB on disk. Czy jest jakiś sposób aby to całkowicie usuwać po nowym uruchomieniu przeglądarki? Próbowałem różnych ustawień i zawsze zostaje tam 24,0 KB lub 11 KB.


      1. Kilobajt

        Klony Firefox nie majΔ… tych dwΓ³ch poΕ‚Δ…czeΕ„ telemetrycznych:

        Natomiast w FF trzeba je jakoΕ› usunΔ…Δ‡ za pomocΔ… pliku Omni.ja co jest doΕ›Δ‡ trudne.

        SΕ‚ynna afera z telemetriΔ… Mr.Robot i Normandia i sprzedawaniem danych przez Mozille zewnΔ™trznym firmom.


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