Tag Archives: news

Valuable News – 2020/01/27

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

FreeBSD Wiki – ZFS Boot Environments.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/BootEnvironments

BSD Weekly – Issue 4.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/4

How to Back Up Google Drive to FreeNAS.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/backup-google-drive-to-freenas/

How to Setup FEMP Stack on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-setup-femp-stack-nginx-mysql-php-on-freebsd-12/

ZFS Boot Environments on FreeBSD Wiki.
https://wiki.freebsd.org/BootEnvironments

WINE 5.0 Announced.
https://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/blob_plain/wine-5.0:/ANNOUNCE

Installing Plex Media Server on FreeNAS.
https://support.plex.tv/articles/installing-plex-media-server-on-freenas/

GhostBSD 20.01 Available.
https://www.ghostbsd.org/20.01_release_announcement

FreeBSD Updates ARM Scalability with 4-5% Faster buildkernel and System CPU ~13% Lower.
https://twitter.com/_msw_/status/1220088310443307008

Building FreeBSD File Server.
https://www.vmwareblog.org/building-freebsd-file-server/

GhostBSD Workstation – A Possibility!
https://youtube.com/watch?v=prfsW5d3Nhg

FreeBSD Project Under the Hood.
https://www.hostingadvice.com/blog/freebsd-project-under-the-hood/

Why You Should Migrate Everything from Linux to BSD (Part 1).
https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/why-you-should-migrate-everything-from-linux-to-bsd.html

Why You Should Migrate Everything from Linux to BSD (Part 2).
https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/why-you-should-migrate-everything-from-linux-to-bsd-part-2.html

Should You Migrate from Linux to BSD? It Depends.
https://fediverse.blog/~/AllGoodThings/should-you-migrate-from-linux-to-bsd-it-depends

Checking Out GhostBSD 20.01.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=GncpY9cBHzI

BSD Now 334 – Distrowatch Running FreeBSD.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/334

FreeBSD adds Support for Intel Speed Shift in cpufreq(4) Module.
“Technology to control frequency in hardware with hints from software.”
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=357002

GhostBSD 20.01 Overview.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=PIovgi3dbbM

SQLite is Serverless.
https://www.sqlite.org/serverless.html

Insights Why Hyperbola GNU/Linux is Turning into Hyperbola BSD.
https://itsfoss.com/hyperbola-linux-bsd/

Idealistic Future of HardenedBSD.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2020-01-26/idealistic-future-hardenedbsd

In Other BSDs for 2020/01/25.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/01/25/24078.html

New Safe Memory Reclamation Feature in UMA on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2020-January/019866.html

Open Source Licenses in 2020 – Trends and Predictions.
https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/top-open-source-licenses-trends-and-predictions

Hardware

I2C in a Nutshell.
https://interrupt.memfault.com/blog/i2c-in-a-nutshell

Librem 5 Phone – Open Source Phone Shows the Cost of Being Different.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/librem-5-phone-hands-on-a-proof-of-concept-for-the-open-source-smartphone/

Life

U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated with Forever Chemicals.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-water-foreverchemicals/u-s-drinking-water-widely-contaminated-with-forever-chemicals-report-idUSKBN1ZL0F8

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/01/20

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

DistroWatch Switched from Debian Linux to FreeBSD [AMA].
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/eodhit/switching_distrowatch_over_to_freebsd_ama/
https://www.reddit.com/r/BSD/comments/eogcjo/switching_distrowatch_over_to_freebsd_ama/
https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=faq#mydistro
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20200120
https://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=https://distrowatch.com&refresh=1

Shop FreeBSD – Created by FreeBSD Foundation – Place to Order Merchandise.
https://www.zazzle.com/store/shopfreebsd

Stats on How Many Monthly People Committing to Various BSD Projects.
https://twitter.com/canadianbryan/status/1216893706655215616

FreeNAS 11.3-RC2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-3-rc2/

BSD Weekly 2020/01/15.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/3

Running syslog-ng in BastilleBSD.
https://www.syslog-ng.com/community/b/blog/posts/running-syslog-ng-in-bastillebsd

Linux Kernel – CDDL – Related Issues.
https://softwarefreedom.org/resources/2016/linux-kernel-cddl.html

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS Beta.
https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.17.90.php

BSD Now 333 – Unix Keyboard Joy.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/333

You Can Vote Now – 2019 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2019-linuxquestions-org-members-choice-awards-129/?pp=50&sort=lastpost&order=desc&daysprune=-1

ConnectX-4 Lx on FreeBSD on 2 x AMD EPYC 7282 and 2 TB RAM and 24 x Micron 9300 MAX NVMe.
https://community.mellanox.com/s/question/0D51T000076tvV0/connectx4-lx-on-freebsd-on-amd-epyc-platform

Make Disk Image Formatted as ZFS/ext2/FAT All at Once with cursedfs.
https://github.com/pcd1193182/cursedfs

In Other BSDs for 2019/01/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/01/18/24058.html

PeerTube 1.4.1 on OpenBSD 6.6.
https://www.22decembre.eu/en/2019/12/09/peertube-14-openbsd/

Upgrading FreeBSD from 11.3 to 12.1.
Upgrading FreeBSD from 11.3 to 12.1

Many Ways to Launch FreeBSD in EC2.
https://www.daemonology.net/blog/2018-12-26-the-many-ways-to-launch-FreeBSD-in-EC2.html

FreeBSD is Amazing Operating System.
https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/freebsd-is-an-amazing-operating-system.html

FreeBSD Presentations and Papers from LINUX.CONF.AU 2020.
https://papers.freebsd.org/2020/linux.conf.au/

Why You Should Migrate Everything from Linux to BSD.
https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/why-you-should-migrate-everything-from-linux-to-bsd.html

Hardware

Look at Celerity 2nd Generation 496-Core RISC-V Mesh.
https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/3217/a-look-at-celeritys-second-gen-496-core-risc-v-mesh-noc/

AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 Renoir Die Size.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15381/amd-ryzen-mobile-4000-measuring-renoirs-die-size

Everything I Know About SSDs 2019.
http://kcall.co.uk/ssd/index.html

PinePhone Start Shipping – All You Need To Know.
https://www.pine64.org/2020/01/15/pinephones-start-shipping-all-you-want-to-know/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/the-pinephone-starts-shipping-a-linux-powered-smartphone-for-150/

Trying Out Pinebook Pro $200 ARM Laptop.
https://www.jeremymorgan.com/blog/linux/pine64-pro-laptop-review/

Another Performance Hit After Intel Mitigation for CVE-2019-14615/SA-00314 Graphics Vulnerability.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-gen7-hit
https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/epdc4h/intels_mitigation_for_cve201914615_graphics/

Life

Other

Ask Hacker News – What Are the Best Unknown Books You Have Read?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22092108

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/01/13

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).

UNIX

Announcing pkgsrc-2019Q4 Release.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2020/01/06/msg030130.html

Anonymous FTP Server on OpenBSD.
https://jpmens.net/2020/01/06/anonymous-ftp-server-on-openbsd/

Relaxing the 32-Node Restriction on MinIO.
https://blog.min.io/relaxing-the-32-node-restriction-on-minio/

Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap (Based on OpenBSD).
https://www.hyperbola.info/news/announcing-hyperbolabsd-roadmap/

FreeBSD UFS Encryption.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfIXnmI_2UA

NomadBSD 1.3 Install and Review – Part 2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7xsa4MP9qs

Why is November 17 (Wednesday) of 1858 is Base Time for OpenVMS/VAX/VMS?
https://www.slac.stanford.edu/~rkj/crazytime.txt

Configure Apache HTTP with MPM Event and PHP-FPM on FreeBSD 12.0.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-apache-http-with-mpm-event-and-php-fpm-on-freebsd-12-0

Welcome broot file manager to see and navigate directory trees alternatively.
https://github.com/Canop/broot

BSD Now 332 – BSD Hyperbole.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/332

Installing Hunspell on FreeBSD and macOS.
https://rubenerd.com/installing-hunspell-on-freebsd-and-macos/

Central Log Host with syslog-ng on FreeBSD.
https://blog.socruel.nu/freebsd/a-central-log-host-with-syslog-ng-on-freebsd.html

OpenBSD Will Consciously Provide Firefox Package with MFSA2020-03 Security Hole.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20200109141600

FreeBSD Journal 2019/11-12 – Network Virtualization.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/network-virtualization/
https://cdn.coverstand.com/33057/645584/fa2a2208cb6008f22f5d4298a6d00b6b4fb38ca9.7.pdf

In Other BSDs for 2020/01/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/01/11/24004.html

Practical Guide to Containers on FreeNAS for Depraved Psychopath.
https://medium.com/@andoriyu/a-practical-guide-to-containers-on-freenas-for-a-depraved-psychopath-c212203c0394

KDE FreeBSD 2020.1.
https://euroquis.nl/freebsd/2020/01/11/freebsd.html

StrateΒ­gic Mediating or What I Mediate What Now We Enjoy to Murder to Retain FreeBΒ­SD RelΒ­eΒ­vant.
https://techngadgetnews.com/strategic-mediateing-or-what-i-mediate-what-now-we-enjoy-to-murder-to-retain-freebsd-relevant/

FreeBSD Desktop – Part 20 – Configuration – Unlock Your Laptop with Phone.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2020/01/09/freebsd-desktop-part-20-configuration-unlock-your-laptop-with-phone/

Run broot on FreeBSD.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/run-broot-on-freebsd/

Nextcloud 17 on FreeBSD 12.1.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2020/01/04/nextcloud-17-on-freebsd-12-1/

Hardware

FanlessPro Turemetal UP10 12kg All Aluminum Fanless Case with 20 Heat Pipes.
https://www.fanlesspro.com/shop/product/fanless-cases/turemetal-up10-fanless-case/

Fully Silent PCs Custom Silent Computers Available for Sale.
https://www.fullysilentpcs.com/

AMD Keynote Presentation Press Event at CES 2020.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15333/amd-keynote-presentation-press-event-at-ces-2020-the-anandtech-live-blog

Intel Prototyping PCIe 4.0 SSDs but Needs AMD CPUs to Test Them.
https://www.techspot.com/amp/news/83402-intel-prototyping-pcie-40-ssds-but-needs-amd.html

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile APUs – 7nm 8-core on 15W and 45W – Coming 2020Q1.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15324/amd-ryzen-4000-mobile-apus-7nm-8core-on-both-15w-and-45w-coming-q1

AMD 64-Core Threadripper 3990X for $3990 – Coming 2020/02/07.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15318/amds-64core-threadripper-3990x-3990-sd

Pinebook Pro Hardware Accessory Compatibility.
https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pinebook_Pro_Hardware_Accessory_Compatibility

Life

Farmers Prefer 40 Years Old Tractors to Be Able to Repair Them.
http://www.startribune.com/for-tech-weary-midwest-farmers-40-year-old-tractors-now-a-hot-commodity/566737082/

Why American Farmers Hack Their Tractors with Ukrainian Firmware.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xykkkd/why-american-farmers-are-hacking-their-tractors-with-ukrainian-firmware

Other

Firefox 72 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/72.0/releasenotes/

DuckDuckGo is Now Default Search Engine Option on Android in EU.
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/duckduckgo-is-now-a-default-search-engine-option-on-android-in-the-eu/343073/#close

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/01/06

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

FreeBSD Foundation 2019/12 Update.
https://mailchi.mp/freebsdfoundation/freebsd-foundation-december-2019-update

FreeBSD XEN Live Migration – FreeBSD Guest (via CBSD).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vURTjVRsAY

FreeBSD Foundation 2019 Target Was 1.25M. They Got 2.27M Instead.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/donors/

In Other BSDs for 2020/01/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/01/01/23979.html

Reiser 5 Filesystem In Development – Adds Local Volumes with Parallel Scaling Out.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Reiser5-Development
https://marc.info/?l=reiserfs-devel&m=157780043509663&w=2

Retrospective on Our OmniOS ZFS Based NFS Fileservers.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/solaris/OmniOSFileserverRetrospective

Computer Science from the Bottom Up.
https://www.bottomupcs.com/index.xhtml

BSD Now 331 – Why Computers Suck.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/331

IBM AIX Executive Guide to Strategy and Roadmap up to 2030.
https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/NOPMKXDK

Moving Away from Ubuntu – Peeking at FreeBSD (Part 1).
https://dev.to/jmmedina00/moving-away-from-ubuntu-peeking-at-freebsd-part-1-2jne

Moving Away from Ubuntu – Peeking at FreeBSD (Part 2).
https://dev.to/jmmedina00/moving-away-from-ubuntu-peeking-at-freebsd-part-2-49j6

Moving Away from Ubuntu – Peeking at FreeBSD (Part 3).
https://dev.to/jmmedina00/moving-away-from-ubuntu-peeking-at-freebsd-part-3-5ch5

OpenBSD on DigitalOcean.
https://www.going-flying.com/blog/openbsd-on-digitalocean.html

Hardware

Helios64 Ultimate ARM Based NAS Board and Case with 5 x SATA 3.5 Disks.
https://blog.kobol.io/2020/01/02/helios64-annoucement/

RISC-V Stumbling Blocks.
https://x86.lol/generic/2020/01/01/riscv-intro.html

Can We Build Trustable Hardware?
https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5706

Life

Good Times Create Weak Men.
https://tonsky.me/blog/good-times-weak-men/

Are Books Worth It?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21955258

Terry Gilliam: “I am tired of white men being blamed for everything wrong with the world”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/terry-gilliam-interview-harvey-weinstein-victims-metoo-race-a9269136.html

Other

Horn of the Abyss 1.6.0 Released – Heroes of Might and Magic III Expansion Pack.
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=39830&PID=1506224&fbclid=IwAR17QNitAc4B-aNhXHnS1GTha41v0eAIVAIP487KcbH8Q-knEQg3NDvUesE#focus

Building BitTorrent Client From the Ground Up in Go.
https://blog.jse.li/posts/torrent/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/12/30

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

Microsoft VSCode Available on FreeBSD.
https://www.freshports.org/editors/vscode/
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=520731

VMware to Use MinIO Object Storage in Kubernetes Embrace.
https://blocksandfiles.com/2019/12/23/vmware-minio-object-storage-kubernetes/

FreeBSD 2019 in Review – CI and Testing Advancements.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/2019-in-review-ci-and-testing-advancements/

Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap.
“Completely new OS derived from several BSD implementations.”
“(…) hard fork of OpenBSD kernel and userspace (…)”
https://www.hyperbola.info/news/announcing-hyperbolabsd-roadmap/

Hyperbola Linux Ditches Linux – Goes All-In BSD.
https://linuxreviews.org/HyperBola_Linux_Ditches_Linux,_Goes_All-In_BSD

OmniOS Community Edition r151022ef/r151032h/r151030ah Available with OpenSSL and Bhyve Improvements.
https://omniosce.org/article/030ah-032h

Darktable 3.0.0 Released.
https://www.darktable.org/2019/12/darktable-300-released/
https://www.darktable.org/about/screenshots/

FreeBSD Imports CLANG/LLVM 9.0.1 into Base.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=356004

FreeBSD Along with Other BSDs Had Pretty Good Run This Decade.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=BSD-2010-Highlights

Maximum Number of Virtual CPUs for Bhyve on FreeBSD is Now 64000.
https://twitter.com/CallForTesting/status/1083540565449297920
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18815

Happy Holidays from HardenedBSD.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2019-12-24/happy-holidays-hardenedbsd

Install GhostBSD 19.09.
https://esteem.app/dtube/@ribalinux/qbxjnyb1dtr

Simple IPFW In Kernel NAT Setup on FreeBSD.
https://www.neelc.org/posts/freebsd-ipfw-nat/

Enjoy Netflix? You Should Thank FreeBSD.
https://itsfoss.com/netflix-freebsd-cdn/

Joyent SmartDataCenter and Manta are Now Open Source.
https://www.joyent.com/blog/sdc-and-manta-are-now-open-source

BSD Now 330 – Happy Holidays All(an).
https://www.bsdnow.tv/330

OpenBSD Has to Be BSD Unix and You Can Not Duplicate It with Linux.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/OpenBSDMustBeABSD

In Other BSDs for 2019/12/28.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/12/28/23951.html

FreeBSD Untangles TPR Shadowing and APIC Virtualization.
“Windows 10 Install Time Dropped from 2280 to 370 Seconds.”
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D22942

Hardware

OnLogic Pico-ITX Motherboards.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/12/onlogics-pico-itx-motherboards.html

Kubuntu Focus – Laptop Power Out of the Box.
https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-focus/

Life

I Coached 101 CEOs/Founders/VCs/Executives in 2019 – These Are Biggest Takeaways.
https://leowid.com/2019-2

Research Shows Gratitude Has Drastically Positive Impact.
https://sojo.net/articles/research-shows-gratitude-has-drastically-positive-impact

What Does Your Car Know About You? We Hacked 2017 Chevrolet Bolt to Find Out.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/17/what-does-your-car-know-about-you-we-hacked-chevy-find-out/

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity.
https://hbr.org/2019/12/what-happens-when-your-career-becomes-your-whole-identity

Other

Chromium is Not Open Source.
https://twitter.com/espie_openbsd/status/1209157503424114695
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=451248#c17

Public Sans – Free Strong/Neutral Typeface for Interfaces/Text/Headings.
https://public-sans.digital.gov/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/12/23

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).

UNIX

FreeBSD Adds Sysctls to Control NVME TRIM stuff.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355831

FreeBSD Adds ^T SIGINFO [CTRL-T] Status for Linux Binaries.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355820

NomadBSD Look for OpenBSD.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20191216/a-nomadbsd-look-for-openbsd/

The rv8 is RISC-V Simulator for x86-64.
https://rv8.io/

New Page for KDE/FreeBSD Initiative.
https://freebsd.kde.org/

Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2019.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/your-impact-on-freebsd-in-2019/

Arduino Development on OpenBSD.
https://jcs.org/2019/12/17/arduino

Love BSD? Get Paid to Share Your Knowledge.
https://www.i-bsd.com/contribute/

Data Infrastructures – ZFS Survival Guide.
https://blog.dionresearch.com/2019/12/data-infrastructures-zfs-survival-guide.html

Run Your Own OpenBSD Server.
http://eradman.com/posts/run-your-own-server.html

OPNsense 19.7.8 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=15304.0

BSD Now 329 – Lucas Arts.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/329

OpenIndiana 2019.10 Hipster Distrowatch Review.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20191216

NomadBSD 1.3 Distrowatch Review.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20191223

Python 2 to Be Retired by 2020/04.
https://pyfound.blogspot.com/2019/12/python-2-sunset.html

Now random(4) on FreeBSD Allows Concurrency.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=349154
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355930

Core i9-10980XE DragonFlyBSD and FreeBSD Benchmarks.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel-10980xe-bsd&num=2

Escape from systemd Episode VI – Freedom in Sight.
https://davmac.wordpress.com/2019/12/18/escape-from-system-d-episode-vi-freedom-in-sight/

FreeNAS 11.2-U7 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-u7/

In Other BSDs for 2019/12/21.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/12/21/23930.html

BMT – Bhyve Management Tool.
https://github.com/ateamsystems/bmt

Block Bad Host using pf-badhost with PF Firewall.
https://geoghegan.ca/pfbadhost.html

Hardware

VIA/Centaur Unveils Its New Server Class X86 Core with CNS and AVX-512.
https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/3099/centaur-unveils-its-new-server-class-x86-core-cns-adds-avx-512/

Zhaoxin Announces KX-40000 and KX-7000 on X86 Architecture with 32 Cores and 7nm Process.
https://www.hardwaretimes.com/zhaoxin-announces-kx-40000-and-kx-7000-architectures-with-32-cores-and-7nm-process-chinese-intel/

Apple Drops Hint About Return Retro Laptop ‘Powerbook’.
https://stockdailydish.com/apple-drops-hint-about-the-return-retro-laptop-powerbook/

Purism Librem Servers.
https://puri.sm/products/librem-server/

Librem 5 – My Thoughts.
https://kevq.uk/librem-5-my-thoughts/

PinePhone Review.
https://drewdevault.com//2019/12/18/PinePhone-review.html

ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1TB SSD Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15139/the-adata-xpg-sx6000-pro-1tb-ssd-review/

Western Digital Samples 20TB SMR HDDs and 18TB CMR HDDs.
https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/western-digital-starts-sampling-20-tb-hdds-with-smr-and-18-tb-hdds-with-cmr.html

ThinkPad W500 vs W541 User Experience.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQyyOGPwde4

Other

Cleaning and Optimizing Windows Computer Safely.
https://decentsecurity.com/holiday-tasks/

Stop Activating Screensaver by Sending F24 Keystroke.
https://raymii.org/s/software/ScreenSaverStopper.html

Modern Web is Becoming Unusable User Hostile Wasteland.
https://omarabid.com/the-modern-web

Driving Sideways to Move Forward – Autonomous Drifting DeLorean.
https://news.stanford.edu/2019/12/20/autonomous-delorean-drives-sideways-move-forward/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/12/16

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

Home Lab Deep Dive – PFSense (FreeBSD).
https://www.storagereview.com/home_lab_deep_dive_pfsense

OpenBSD Vulnerability That Allows User to Login with Different User Login Class.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/6.6/common/012_suauth.patch.sig

Learn 10 Good UNIX Usage Habits.
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-badunixhabits.html

Setup IRC Server with ngircd on FreeBSD.
https://medium.com/@tdebarbora/freebsd-how-to-setup-an-irc-server-with-ngircd-ee242932db94

Add Address of FreeBSD iocage Jails to PF Table.
https://jpmens.net/2019/12/07/add-address-of-iocage-jail-to-pf-table/

NomadBSD – Installation and First Impressions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DglP7SbnlA

FreeNAS 11.3-RC1 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-3-rc1/

Fingerprinting FreeBSD OS Versions Using OpenSSH.
https://www.trustwave.com/en-us/resources/blogs/spiderlabs-blog/fingerprinting-freebsd-os-versions-using-openssh/

BSD Now 327 – ZFS Rename Repo.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/327

Build Tengine on FreeBSD.
https://medium.com/@sveratum/build-tengine-on-freebsd-265d1f06c963

Keeping NetBSD Up-to-Date with pkg_comp 2.0.
https://jmmv.dev/2017/02/pkg_comp-2.0-tutorial-netbsd.html

Introducing pkg_comp 2.0 (and sandboxctl 1.0) for PKGSRC.
https://jmmv.dev/2017/02/introducing-pkg_comp-2.0.html

The osxfuse is No Longer Open Source.
https://colatkinson.site/macos/fuse/2019/09/29/osxfuse/

HardenedBSD December 2019 Infrastructure Status.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2019-12-11/december-2019-infrastructure-status

Building Ansible Training Environment on FreeBSD.
https://jpmens.net/2019/12/11/on-building-an-ansible-training-environment-on-freebsd/

Local Privilege Escalation in OpenBSD Dynamic Loader.
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/12/11/9

FreeBSD Adds Ryzen 3 (Zen 2) Support to amdtemp(4) and amdsmn(4) Modules.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355561
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELlvMv0VUAM7JyU.png:large

NetBSD Clang Build Bot Now Uses Two Stage Builds and Other LLVM/LLDB News.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/clang_build_bot_now_usage

FreeBSD Adds Support for NFS 4.2 to NFS Client and Server.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355677

BSD Now 328 – EPYC Netflix Stack.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/328

The End of Reddit as We Know It – Now Requires Login to Read Comments.
https://www.reddit.com/r/mobileweb/comments/e7yivg/join_reddit_to_keep_reading_an_account_is_now/

In Other BSDs for 2019/12/14.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/12/14/23896.html

Rambler Group Claims Exclusive Rights to NGINX.
https://meduza.io/en/feature/2019/12/13/what-s-yours-is-ours

FreeBSD Networking Issues – TCP Offloading and Checksums.
https://imil.net/blog/2019/12/15/FreeBSD-networking-issues-disable-offloading-and-checksum/

The miller tool is like awk/sed/cut/join/sort for CSV/TSV/JSON.
https://github.com/johnkerl/miller

FreeBSD Desktop – Part 19 – Configuration – Plank – Skippy-XD.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/freebsd-desktop-part-19-configuration-plank-skippy-xd/

Manage Contacts the UNIX Way.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/12/13/manage-contacts-the-unix-way/

FreeBSD Adds Shedule/Locking Performance Improvements Thanks to Jeff Robertson.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1206363638178598912
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355779
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355781
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355782
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=355784

Data Infrastructures – ZFS Survival Guide.
https://blog.dionresearch.com/2019/12/data-infrastructures-zfs-survival-guide.html

Hardware

Creating Ultimate ThinkPad T420.
https://beta.aceparent.me/#/t420

Intel Marketing Claims i5-9600KF (6C/6T) Better than AMD 3800X (8C/16T) and i3-9350KF (4C/4T) Better than AMD 3600X (6C/12T).
https://www.techpowerup.com/261959/intel-marketing-claims-i5-9600kf-better-than-3800x-i3-9350kf-better-than-3600x

Early TSMC 5nm Test Chip Yields 80% – HVM Coming in 2020H1.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15219/early-tsmc-5nm-test-chip-yields-80-hvm-coming-in-h1-2020

OpenHW Group Announces CORE-V Chassis SoC Project and Issues Industry Call for Participation.
https://www.openhwgroup.org/news/2019/12/10/openhw-group-announces-core-v-chassis-soc-project-and-issues-industry-call-for-participation/

AMD Publishes Vega 7nm ISA Documentation – 300 More Pages of GPU Docs.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Vega-7nm-ISA-Docs

Getting Drivers for Old Hardware is Harder than Ever.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a88z3/getting-drivers-for-old-hardware-is-harder-than-ever

Key Takeaways from 2019 RISC-V Summit.
https://www.servethehome.com/key-takeaways-from-the-2019-risc-v-summit/

New Week – New Intel Security Hole – SA-00289.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00289.html

System76 Kudu4 – After Two Years.
https://humaidq.ae/blog/kudu-two-year/

Life

Having Kids.
http://paulgraham.com/kids.html

Unbearable News.
https://zainamro.com/notes/unbearable-news

Other

Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers from Their Services.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-now-bans-some-linux-web-browsers-from-their-services/

EOF