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Valuable News – 2018/11/02

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 so someone else can

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 12.0-BETA2 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-October/089897.html

Configuring FreeBSD for Infrastructure.
https://therollbak.com/configuring-freebsd-for-infrastructure/

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/27.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/10/27/21988.html

Systemd is bad parsing and should feel bad.
https://blog.erratasec.com/2018/10/systemd-is-bad-parsing-and-should-feel.html

Attach Bluetooth keyboard to NetBSD machine.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2018/10/attaching-bluetooth-keyboard-to-netbsd.html

Porting Keybase to NetBSD.
https://dressupgeekout.blogspot.com/2018/10/porting-keybase-to-netbsd.html

The D in Systemd stands for ‘Dammmmit!’ Nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn vulnerable Linux box.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/26/systemd_dhcpv6_rce/

NetBSD on RISC-V is alive!
https://twitter.com/zmcgrew/status/1055682596812730368

IBM Acquires Red Hat.
AIX is dead. AIX sysadmins better get used to Linux.
https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-ibm-creating-leading-hybrid-cloud-provider

OpenBSD with GPS synchronised NTP.
https://iain.learmonth.me/blog/2018/2018w437/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-1028 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.7.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/10/28/solobsd-11-2-stable-1028/

New vmwgfx graphics driver for FreeBSD 12 virtualized in VMware.
https://twitter.com/johalun/status/1056549585106227201

Using nmap on your home network.
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3314832/linux/using-nmap-on-your-home-network.html

The pkgsrc now has 20000+ packages for SmartOS.
https://us-east.manta.joyent.com/pkgsrc/public/reports/trunk/x86_64/20181028.2118/meta/report.html

GhostBSD 18.10 Available.
http://ghostbsd.org/18.10_release_announcement

New OpenBSD FAQ chapter – Virtualization.
https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq16.html

HardenedBSD 12-STABLE Progress.
https://groups.google.com/a/hardenedbsd.org/forum/#!msg/users/bgbJ-ABBR8g/mXlkVBR1CAAJ

FreeBSD Boot RISC-V in 1 Second.
https://twitter.com/iamtommythorn/status/1055631675235852288
https://youtu.be/FnWpRBaWF18

FreeBSD 10.4 is unsupported (End-of-Life) as of 2018/11/01.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=483654

FreeBSD rc(8) now has new keywords: enable/disable/delete.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=339971

BSD Now 269 – Tiny Daemon Lib.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127726/tiny-daemon-lib-bsd-now-269/

BSD Now 270 – Ghostly Releases.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127856/ghostly-releases-bsd-now-270/

NextCloud on OpenBSD – Updated.
https://h3artbl33d.nl/blog/nextcloud-on-openbsd-updated

OpenBSD as Authoritative DNS Nameserver.
https://cryogenix.net/openbsd_nameserver.html

Hardware

System76 on US Manufacturing and Open Hardware.
https://blog.system76.com/post/179592732883/system76-on-us-manufacturing-and-open-hardware

GlobalFoundries Establishes Avera Semiconductor – Custom ASIC Chip Company.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13541/globalfoundries-establishes-avera-semiconductor

SiFive Introduces 7 Series RISC-V Cores with E7/S7/U7 Series.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/11/02/sifive-7-series-risc-v-cores-e76-s76-u74/

Life

20 top lawyers were beaten by legal AI. Here are their surprising responses.
https://hackernoon.com/20-top-lawyers-were-beaten-by-legal-ai-here-are-their-surprising-responses-5dafdf25554d

12 Year Old Girl Built Robot That Can Find Microplastics In Ocean.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/12-year-old-girl-built-robot-can-find-microplastics-ocean-180970607/

Other

Every story in the world has one of these 6 basic plots.
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180525-every-story-in-the-world-has-one-of-these-six-basic-plots

Facebook Exodus: Nearly half of young users have deleted the app from their phone.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/facebook-exodus-44-percent-of-americans-age-18-29-have-deleted-app.html

Graveyard Keeper: How the graphics effects are made.
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SvyatoslavCherkasov/20181023/329151/Graveyard_Keeper_How_the_graphics_effects_are_made.php

EOF
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Valuable News – 2018/10/27

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 so someone else can

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 12.0-BETA1 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-October/089821.html

ZFS Replication Tool zrepl 0.1.0-rc2 Available.
https://github.com/zrepl/zrepl/releases/tag/0.1.0-rc2

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/20.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/10/20/21945.html

OpenBSD – How to fix a broken ACPI.
https://www.echinopsys.de/en/blog/fix-broken-acpi-on-openbsd.html

DNS over TLS in FreeBSD 12.
https://blog.des.no/2018/10/dns-over-tls-in-freebsd-12/

FreeBSD switch default PHP version from 7.1 to 7.2.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=482746

No more joy in FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/pbiernacki/status/1054325671705669633
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-head/2018-October/119022.html

OpenBSD 6.4 with nested virtualization at gridscale.
https://hazardous.org/archive/blog/2018/10/21/openbsd64-nested-vt-gridscale

DragonFly BSD Performance – SMP Scaling (2018).
What FreeBSD always was suposed to be.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/performance/

OpenBSD switched default linker on amd64 from GNU to LLVM lld.
https://twitter.com/openbsd/status/1054465364657168384
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=154023755628845&w=2

How to install FreeBSD 11 on Google Cloud Compute.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-deploying-freebsd11-unix-on-google-cloud/

VirtualBox 6.0 Beta 1 Released.
VirtualBox 6.0 will be a new minor release. Yes fuck logic.
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89946

FreeBSD commit to introduce /etc/src.conf knob to build userland with retpoline.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1053841202896764928
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=339511

OpenIndiana Hipster 2018.10 Available.
https://www.openindiana.org/2018/10/24/openindiana-hipster-2018-10-is-here/
https://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/2018.10+Release+notes
http://dlc.openindiana.org/

FreeBSD runs RISC-V in multiuser on lowRISC Nexys 4 DDR.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1054795743725268993

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6154 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6154/

Barman 2.5 with Support for PostgreSQL 11.
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1897/

POWER9 Desktop.
https://twitter.com/hughhalf/status/1054642786727800833https://twitter.com/hughhalf/status/1054642786727800833

Installing Arcan on FreeBSD.
https://github.com/wolfspider/ArcanFreeBSDGuide

What I learned from porting my projects to FreeBSD.
https://github.com/shlomif/what-i-learned-from-porting-to-freebsd#what-i-learned-from-porting-my-projects-to-freebsd

GhostBSD 18.10 RC1/RC2 Available.
https://ghostbsd.org/18.10_RC1_release_announcement
https://ghostbsd.org/18.10_RC2_release_announcement

FreeBSD is not Linux distribution.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps67ECyh0sM

OpenBSD 0-day Xorg/Xenocara LPE via CVE-2018-14665.
https://twitter.com/hackerfantastic/status/1055568290112831490

Microsoft are services run by UNIX systems.
Hotmail on FreeBSD.
MSN using Apache on Solaris.
bCentral ad servers running on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/unix_byte/status/1053848882793181188

OpenBSD Foundation reached its 2018 fundraising goal.
https://www.openbsdfoundation.org/contributors.html

Hardware

AMD EPYC 3251 Benchmarks and Review the Challenger We Need.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-3251-benchmarks-and-review/

ASRock DeskMini A300 STX Motherboard.
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/possibility-of-amd-on-stx-form-factor.6798/page-6#post-119036

Supermicro CEO Letter Addressing Recent Article.
https://www.supermicro.com/en/news/CEO-letter

Intel kills off the 10nm process.
https://semiaccurate.com/2018/10/22/intel-kills-off-the-10nm-process/

Need modest ARM Cortex-A CPU? Just apply online with $125,000.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/22/arm_cortex_a5_designstart/

Porting Coreboot to the 51NB ThinkPad X210 Mod.
https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/50924.html

Thinkpad X62.
https://geoff.greer.fm/2017/07/16/thinkpad-x62/

How IBM ThinkPad Became Design Icon.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90145427/how-ibms-thinkpad-became-a-design-icon
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18273305

HP Spectre 13.3 x360 – Quad-Core i7 with 22.5 Hour Battery Life.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13509/hp-launches-ultra-thin-hp-spectre-13-x360

Life

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/19/health/study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/index.html

Other

Warhol and the Amiga.
https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/warhol-and-the-amiga/

Soviet Tesla – Electric Lada from 30 Years Ago That Was Mass Produced.
http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/04/soviet-tesla-electric-lada-from-30-years-ago-that-was-mass-produced/

NASA finds perfectly rectangular iceberg in Antarctica as if it was deliberately cut.
https://www.physics-astronomy.org/2018/10/nasa-finds-perfectly-rectangular.html

Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/24/apple-samsung-fined-for-slowing-down-phones

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/22

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 so someone else can

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

In Other BSDs for 2018/09/15.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/15/21792.html

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA6 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-September/000450.html

Colin Percival reduced FreeBSD startup time from 10627ms (11.2) to 4738ms (12.0).
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1041433506453155840


OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve.

https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/53/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0916 Viva Mexico Edition.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/09/16/solobsd-11-2-stable-0916-viva-mexico-edition/

HardenedBSD Foundation Announced.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2018-09-17/announcing-hardenedbsd-foundation

Insufficiently known POSIX shell features.
https://apenwarr.ca/log/20110228

OpenBSD VMM Howto.
https://gist.github.com/tvlooy/fd6bc5a77bc03f4d419f395dfcf4f038

ZFS Hardware Acceleration with QAT (Intel Quick Assist Technology).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_J4mRfoVJQRV3ZOd1ZMWkphcV9OYXdWT0FBblVHbVZpSmZj/view

Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition now with 40% off using RIGHT2READ40 code.
https://twitter.com/mwlauthor/status/1042090426906370054
https://nostarch.com/absfreebsd3

VirtualBox VM Escape – From Compiler Optimization to Code Execution – CVE-2018-2844.
https://www.voidsecurity.in/2018/08/from-compiler-optimization-to-code.html

LLVM 7.0.0 Released.
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-announce/2018-September/000080.html

New nmctl Network Manager for OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/videlft/status/1042518095045251073
http://vincentdelft.be/post/post_20180919

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE will use LLVM 7.0.0 compiler.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230240

BSD Now 264 – Optimized-Out.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127211/optimized-out-bsd-now-264/

Videos and Slides from 2018 OpenZFS Developer Summit.
http://www.open-zfs.org/wiki/OpenZFS_Developer_Summit_2018

Falling in Love with Rust.
http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2018/09/18/falling-in-love-with-rust/

Almost Forgotten art of procmail with fetchmail .
https://box.matto.nl/fetchmail.html

XigmaNAS x64 11.2.0.4.6026 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6026/

Linux developers threaten to pull โ€œkill switchโ€ in response to CoC controversy.
https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/

FreeBSD process title and missing memory space.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/54/

Hardware

AMD EPYC โ€˜Romeโ€™ 7nm CPU Performance Leaks Out – Scores 12500 Points in Cinebench.
https://wccftech.com/amd-epyc-rome-7nm-64-core-cpu-performance-benchmark-leak/

Inaugural RISC-V Summit Agenda 2018/12/03-06.
https://riscv.org/2018/09/agenda-for-inaugural-risc-v-summit/

Ampere ARM64 32 Core CPU Shipping.
Eight DDR4-2667 memory controllers.
42 lanes PCIe 3.0 for high bandwidth I/O.
125W TDP for maximum power efficiency.
TSMC 16nm FinFET process.
32 cores @ up to 3.3 Ghz Turbo $850.
16 cores @ up to 3.3 Ghz Turbo $550.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/18/ampere_shipping/
https://amperecomputing.com/ampere-announces-availability-of-emag-for-hyperscale-cloud-computing-and-unveils-aggressive-multi-generation-roadmap/
https://www.opencompute.org/files/18150J-Ampere-PPT-OCPSummitKumar-final.pdf

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 for laptops could pack 8.5 billion transistors with 15W TDP.
https://www.techradar.com/news/qualcomm-snapdragon-1000-for-laptops-could-pack-85-billion-transistors

ARMv8.5-A Architecture Developments 2018.
https://community.arm.com/processors/b/blog/posts/arm-a-profile-architecture-2018-developments-armv85a

Life

Every Weekend Should Be 3-Day Weekend.
https://www.thecut.com/2015/09/every-weekend-should-be-a-3-day-weekend.html

For me this is paradise – life in the Spanish city that banned cars.
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/sep/18/paradise-life-spanish-city-banned-cars-pontevedra

French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/15/french-bookshops-revolt-after-prize-selects-novel-self-published-on-amazon

Other

Explore immersive web with Firefox Reality available for Viveport/Oculus/Daydream.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/09/18/firefox-reality-now-available/

IDAD – International Day Against DRM.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/09/18/idad-international-day-against-drm/

Software disenchantment.
http://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/15

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 so someone else can

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

In Other BSDs for 2018/09/08.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/08/21755.html

Including optimized out kernel symbols in dtrace on FreeBSD.
https://farhan.codes/2018/08/16/including-optimized-out-kernel-symbols-in-dtrace-on-freebsd/

Lazy Reading for 2018/09/09.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/09/21750.html

NIH Package manager for pkgsrc.
http://pkgsrc.se/pkgtools/nih

OpenBSD on the Desktop: some thoughts.
https://blog.gsora.xyz/openbsd-on-the-desktop-some-thoughts/

Ansible modules for OpenBSD vmm(4).
https://github.com/jasperla/ansible-vmm

OpenBSD vmm(4) got qcow2 image support.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=153646618113084&w=2

FreeBSD bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI.
FreeBSD Bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI

Dosbox-X is fork of DOSBox wth goal of accurate emulation for Windows 95/98/ME systems.
http://dosbox-x.com/

vm-bhyve with NAT on FreeBSD.
https://www.foxk.it/blog/2018-09-08_vm-bhyve/

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA3 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-beta3/

Nextcloud in FreeBSD Ports updated to 14.0.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=479446

New FreeNAS 11.2 Beta 3 Interface.
https://twitter.com/TomLawrenceTech/status/1039623935170682880

FreeBSD PKGng plugin for querying which package provides a particular file.
https://github.com/rosorio/pkg-provides

FreeBSD SA 18:12.elf.
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-18:12.elf.asc

FreeBSD EN 18:08.lazyfpu.
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-EN-18:08.lazyfpu.asc

FreeBSD 12.x suspend/resume works on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation after BIOS 1.30 update and sleep state set to ‘Linux’.
https://twitter.com/lwhsu/status/1039711710913945601

FreeBSD 12.x amd64 has NUMA enabled for GENERIC/MINIMAL kernels.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-September/071168.html
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338602

My FreeBSD packages are out of date, how do I fix that?
https://vincerants.com/my+freebsd+packages+are+out+of+date%2c+how+do+i+fix+that%3f

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA4 on Pinebook.
https://twitter.com/manuvadot/status/1039943151383977985

BSD Now 263 – Encrypt That Pool.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127081/encrypt-that-pool-bsd-now-263/

RFC8446 compliant OpenSSL 1.1.1 landed in FreeBSD 12.0.
https://twitter.com/mzar_y/status/1040502530072096768

Today in History. Brought to You by UNIX.
https://akr.am/blog/posts/today-in-history-brought-to-you-by-unix

Remote Code Execution in Alpine Linux.
https://justi.cz/security/2018/09/13/alpine-apk-rce.html

There are 90% Linux and 9% BSD Systems in the TOR RELAYS.
https://www.torbsd.org/oostats/relays-bw-by-os.html

HardenedBSD 1100056.5 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-09-14/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000565

Wine Development Release 3.16 Available.
https://www.winehq.org/announce/3.16

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA6 Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

Hardware

Another Intel ME Vulnerability.
https://twitter.com/h0t_max/status/1039597102693851136
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00125.html

Intel Power Management Controller (PMC) Security Advisory.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00131.html

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14TB HDD Review – Massive Storage for Desktops.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13340/seagate-barracuda-pro-14tb-hdd-review/

The rv8 is 1.9.1 privileged specification RISC-V emulator and x86-64 binary translator.
https://rv8.io/
https://github.com/rv8-io/rv8

Custom 51nb made ThinkPad X210 with Kaby Lake QUAD-CORE i5-8250, 1920×1200 IPS screen and 16GB RAM.
https://twitter.com/jcs/status/1039624550168842241
https://www.51nb.com/mb/
x210.jpg

AMD EPYC 32 Core 7551P Benchmarks and Review.
https://twitter.com/ServeTheHome/status/1039656584496873473
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-7551p-benchmarks-and-review-a-32-core-value-monster/

How Intel Xeon Platinum is Marketing Headache versus AMD EPYC Prices.
https://www.servethehome.com/how-the-intel-xeon-platinum-is-a-marketing-headache/

Lenovo latest Yoga laptop with new ARM CPU and 25 hour battery life.
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/30/17799382/lenovo-yoga-c630-wos-features-specs-price-release-date-battery-life-ifa-2018

34C3: Hacking into a CPU Microcode.
34C3: Hacking into a CPU’s Microcode

Analysis of Data Corruption in the Storage Stack.
This is why checksumming and healing of data in ZFS is that much important.
https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/fast08/tech/full_papers/bairavasundaram/bairavasundaram_html/index.html

The x86 finds its way into your iPhone.
https://lcq2.github.io/x86_iphone/

Life

So We Got Tracked Anyway.
https://youbroketheinternet.org/trackedanyway

Real Cost of the 2008 Financial Crisis.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/the-real-cost-of-the-2008-financial-crisisz

Other

Firefox 62.0 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/62.0/releasenotes/

What is First-Party Isolation in Firefox and what breaks if you enabled it.
https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-fpi

Firefox is now built with clang LTO on all platforms.
https://glandium.org/blog/?p=3888

Good books for deep hacks.
https://begriffs.com/posts/2017-04-13-longterm-computing-reading.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/08

UNIX

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0901 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.4.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/09/01/solobsd-11-2-stable-0901/

FreeBSD Foundation Update 2018/08.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/news-and-events/newsletter/freebsd-foundation-update-august-2018/

FreeBSD on System76 laptop.
https://twitter.com/BNevio/status/1036067328553877505

FreeBSD and Intel Video Cards. (updated)
http://srobb.net/freebsdintel.html

NetBSD/atari 8.0 on ATARI TT030 with SMC_TT and EtherNEC.
https://twitter.com/tsutsuii/status/1036602442790526978
http://dmesgd.nycbug.org/index.cgi?do=view&id=3733

NetBSD 7.2 Released.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-7/NetBSD-7.2.html

BSD Now 261 – FreeBSDcon Flashback.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126916/freebsdcon-flashback-bsd-now-261/

BSD Now 262 – OpenBSD Surfacing.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127006/openbsd-surfacing-bsd-now-262/

DragonFly BSD Default Compiler Changed to GCC 8.x.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/05/21790.html
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2018-September/717867.html

FreeBSD Ports/Packages Switch Default PHP Version from 5.6 to 7.1.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=479014

BSD Virtual Memory.
http://blog.pr4tt.com/2016/02/02/BSD-virtual-memory/

OmniOS CE r151026r/r151024ar/r151022bp with updated CURL and ZSH.
https://omniosce.org/article/releases-026r-024ar-022bp

ZSH Introduction Configuration.
https://docu.blackdot.be/configuration/zsh

CBSD Added Live Migration Support to FreeBSD Bhyve.
https://twitter.com/meka_floss/status/1037664920823885830
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYNSBhtJqw

The macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs.
http://dosdude1.com/mojave/

On FreeBSD 12.0 Bhyve will use Guard Pages to protect VMs address space.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1037801460719869952
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338511

Sixth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018 will be held September 10-11 in San Francisco.
http://open-zfs.org/wiki/OpenZFS_Developer_Summit_2018

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.5969 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.5969/

OPNsense 18.7.2 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-18-7-2-released/?utm_source=discoverbsd

Microsoft Hotmail still runs on U**x – FreeBSD purge incomplete. (old but worth mentioning)
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/12/12/microsoft_hotmail_still_runs/

GNOME 3.30 ‘Almerรญa’ Released.
https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.30/

Notes on Ryzen and Threadripper Hardware on DragonFly BSD.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/handbook/docs/handbook/docs/newhandbook/ZenRipper/

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA5 Images Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

Hardware

Intel can’t supply 14nm Xeons – HP/HPE directly recommends AMD EPYC.
https://www.semiaccurate.com/2018/09/07/intel-cant-supply-14nm-xeons-hpe-directly-recommends-amd-epyc/

AMD EPYC pummels Intel new Xeon-W workstation CPUs.
https://www.semiaccurate.com/2017/08/29/amds-epyc-pummels-intels-new-xeon-w-workstation-cpus/

ThinkPad X220 Resources.
http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com/resources/

Ryzen is Great at Low Power – 2700X @ 85W and TR2990WX @ 225W.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2018-September/357883.html

GlobalFoundries CTO on Why the Company Abandoned the Bleeding Edge.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/globalfoundries-cto-on-why-the-company-abandoned-the-bleeding-edge

AMD Updates its 25×20 Goal – Progress in a Generation.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13326/amd-updates-its-25×20-goal-progress-in-a-generation

Toshiba XG6 1TB SSD Review – First 96-Layer 3D NAND SSD.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13254/the-toshiba-xg6-1tb-ssd-review-first-96l-3d-nand

How RISC-V is Changing the Game.
http://info.dovermicrosystems.com/doverlog/how-risc-v-is-changing-processor-design

The AMD Athlon 200GE is Genius.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2018/09/the-amd-athlon-200ge-is-genius.html

Life

How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds.
https://medium.com/s/story/combat-tested-training-unwind-and-sleep-anywhere-in-120-seconds-27d5307b7606

Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250148/

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/behavioral-biometrics-banks-security.html

Paul Graham Essays.
http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html

Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices And Shortages.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/06/644935958/hospitals-prepare-to-launch-their-own-drug-company-to-fight-high-prices-and-shor

‘Mindful People’ feel less pain – MRI imaging pinpoints supporting brain activity.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-09-mindful-people-pain-mri-imaging.html

Other

40 million tables in MySQL 8.0 with ZFS.
https://www.percona.com/blog/2018/09/03/40-million-tables-in-mysql-8-0-with-zfs/

Nextcloud 14: focus on security and compliance.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-14-focus-on-security-and-compliance/

End of Mozilla Firefox Windows XP Support.
https://chuttenblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/the-end-of-firefox-windows-xp-support/

Why Aren’t More Users More Happy With Our VMs?
http://tratt.net/laurie/blog/entries/why_arent_more_users_more_happy_with_our_vms_part_1.html

The Tools I Use To Write Books.
https://thorstenball.com/blog/2018/09/04/the-tools-i-use-to-write-books/

Mozilla Firefox – It’s your data we’re just living in it.
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/09/06/data-just-living/

Mozilla’s opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks privacy outcry.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/20/mozilla_firefox_test_of_privacy_mechanism_prompts_privacy_worries/

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Valuable News – 2018/08/04

UNIX

Non-Cross-DSO CFI enabled HardenedBSD 12-CURRENT/arm64 image for Pine64 LTS.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1023013287166926848

FreeBSD UEFI Secure Boot.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd-uefi-secure-boot/

KSH Shell Completions.
https://github.com/qbit/dotfiles/blob/master/common/dot_ksh_completions

UNIX – The “Always On” OS.
UNIXยฎ: The โ€œAlways Onโ€ OS

Polish BSD User Group videos/talks from #1 and #2 meetings.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWvDQaEHSULuCIVOOM66nYA/videos?sort=dd

FreeBSD – Chelsio N320E 10G Ethernet.
https://www.boris-tassou.fr/freebsd-chelsio-n320e/ [FRENCH]
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://www.boris-tassou.fr/freebsd-chelsio-n320e/ [ENGLISH]

Chicken Bit as ‘G-2 Mitigation’ on OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/OpenBSD_stable/status/1023952724746854400

Haiku OS Working On Updated Drivers From FreeBSD.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Haiku-OS-July-2018

FreeBSD/i386 is now using LLD as bootstrap linker.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/base/336901

VIMAGE now enabled by default on FreeBSD 12-CURRENT/arm64.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=336915

First OpenWRT 18.06 release since merge with LEDE project.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenWRT-18.06-Released

FreeBSD Foundation 2018/07 Development Projects Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/july-2018-development-projects-update/

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-beta2/

With security.jail.vmm_allowed its now possible to run bhyve(8) within FreeBSD jail(8).
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337023

ZFS File Server.
https://aravindh.net/post/zfs_fileserver/

ZFS Performance.
https://aravindh.net/post/zfs_performance/

Improved ZFS performance on high IOPS workload by 12% for 8k record size on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337229

Reflection on one year usage of OpenBSD.
https://nanxiao.me/en/reflection-on-one-year-usage-of-openbsd/

The template user with PAM and login(1) on FreeBSD.
http://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/48

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/04.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/04/21594.html

FEMP stack on Amazon EC2.
https://staktrace.com/spout/entry.php?id=840

OpenBSD on an Apple iBook G4.
https://bobstechsite.com/openbsd-on-an-ibook-g4/

Hardware

Future of VIA x86 Processors.
https://www.cambus.net/the-future-of-via-x86-processors/

Rise of the Centaur.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/riseofthecentaur

India first RISC-V based Chip is here.
http://www.geekdave.in/2018/07/indias-first-risc-v-is-here-linux-boots.html

DJ rig with two Amiga 1200.
http://cdm.link/2018/07/dj-mod-amiga-1200-commodore/

Apollo is Amiga Classic accelerator board code compatible Motorola M68K processor but is 3-4 times faster than fastest 68060.
http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/

Xfce 4.14 development and migration to Gtk3 is progressing well.
https://twitter.com/xfceofficial/status/1024979817953935361

Life

Melatonin – Much More Than You Wanted To Know.
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/E4cKD9iTWHaE7f3AJ/melatonin-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know

Other

ReactOS is now able to boot from BTRFS.
https://reactos.org/blogs/gsoc-2018-booting-btrfs-works

Evolving the Firefox Brand.
https://blog.mozilla.org/opendesign/evolving-the-firefox-brand/

Valuable News – 2018/07/15

Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11 released with PVH Dom0 feature for both FreeBSD and Linux.
https://blog.xenproject.org/2018/07/10/whats-new-in-the-xen-project-hypervisor-4-11/

Benchmark MySQL versus MariaDB – [SAS/SSD/NVMe] – in Polish but charts are ‘uni-language’. ๐Ÿ™‚
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mysql-vs-mariadb-sas-ssd-nvme

Recently released CDE 2.3.0 running on Tribblix (Illumos).
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1015984790363832320

What is FreeBSD? Why Should You Choose It Over Linux?
https://www.fossmint.com/what-is-freebsd-why-should-you-choose-it-over-linux/

FreeBSD Jails the hard way.
https://clinta.github.io/freebsd-jails-the-hard-way/

FreeBSD Jails with single public IP address.
https://www.davd.eu/posts-freebsd-jails-with-a-single-public-ip-address/

Another GitHub/GitLab alternative – sr.ht – open source software suite for managing software development projects.
https://meta.sr.ht/
https://lobste.rs/s/z0sqez/sr_ht_sircmpwn_s_github_alternative

China Finds Zen: Begins Production Of x86 Processors Based On AMD’s IP.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/china-zen-x86-processor-dryhana,37417.html

Hygon Dhyana: Chinese x86 Server CPUs Based On AMD Zen.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Hygon-Dhyana-AMD-China-CPUs

The pkgsrc 2018Q2 for Illumos is available with 18500+ binary packages.
https://twitter.com/jperkin/status/1016268684371865600

VUSec TLBleed Overview.
https://www.vusec.net/projects/tlbleed/
https://www.vusec.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/tlbleed-author-preprint.pdf

The pkgsrc 2018Q2 has been released.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/pkgsrc-users/2018/07/09/msg027134.html

NetBSD ARM64 Images Available with SMP for RPi3 / NanoPi / Pine64 Boards.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/07/11/netbsd-arm64-raspberry-pi-3-nanopi-pine64-boards/
http://www.invisible.ca/arm/

OpenBSD-current gains Wi-Fi auto-join feature.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180712084645

Battle of the Schedulers: FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS.
https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/atc18/atc18-bouron.pdf

OpenBSD 6.3 on Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14.
https://hazardous.org/archive/blog/2018/07/11/OpenBSD-6-3-on-tuxedo-infitiybook

In Other BSDs for 2018/07/14.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/07/14/21482.html

ARM started FUD campaign against RISC-V ISA which is free and BSD licensed with 5 ‘facts’ about designing System-on-Chip.
The https://riscv-basics.com/ site is down so here is its snapshot.
ARM RISC-V Architecture Understanding the Facts.png

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