Saturday, October 25, 2008

Configuring storage in FreeNAS; Excerpt from Hungry Penguin's book

An excerpt from Hungry Pengiun's book Learning FreeNAS has been published by The excerpt is called "Configuring storage in FreeNAS"... Here is an excerpt from the excerpt!!!

The essence of the FreeNAS server is to provide storage that is easily accessible from the network. To this end, it is important to understand how FreeNAS handles hard disks and how they can be configured and used to provide the best and most reliable storage for your network.

Read more here: :: Configuring storage in FreeNAS

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

PC-BSD 7.0.1 available

The PC-BSD team have been busy and after much hard work and testing they are to announce the availability of PC-BSD 7.0.1, i.e. the first upgrade in the 7 series, with FreeBSD 7.0 under the hood.

Version 7.0.1 contains a number of bugfixes and improvements. Some of the changes are:

KDE 4.1.2
AMD64 version
NTFS write support
Adobe Flash 9 support (Linux -flashplugin9)

Read more here: PC-BSD - PC-BSD 7.0.1 available

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

PC-BSD 7 is a mixed bag

FreeBSD is a Unix-like open source operating system that can trace its ancestry back to the original Unix. It's well known and well respected in the server marketplace, but until recently FreeBSD lacked an easy-to-use desktop version. In 2005 the PC-BSD project was started to provide just that. This month PC-BSD version 7 was released. I downloaded and installed it to see how it squares up to user-friendly Linux distributions like Ubuntu. I came away a little disappointed.

Read more here: PC-BSD 7 is a mixed bag