BSD Magazine August 2010 Issue

Check out my article in this issue, entitled Making the Unknown Giant Visible and Known

The August 2010 Issue of BSD Magazine is out now!

Download your copy here http://download.bsdmag.org/en/BSD_as_operating_system_BSD_08_2010.pdf

  • Introduction to MidnightBSD

    MidnightBSD was founded in 2006 by Lucas Holt. The project is a FreeBSD 6.0 fork with an emphasis on creating a desktop focused BSD.
    While there are other BSD desktop projects (most notably PC-BSD and DesktopBSD), we wanted to create an entire desktop centered BSD from the kernel all the way up to the standard applications. We want a BSD that a grandmother could install and use.


    – Lukas Holt, Caryn Holt
  • The FreeBSD Ubuntu challenge

    FreeBSD makes a great server, but can it rise to the challenge of running Compiz as a workstation?
    One of the many criticisms of Open Source software (indeed even FreeBSD) is that it is not ready for the desktop.


    – Rob Somerville
  • Network monitoring with Nagios and OpenBSD PART 1

    So our OpenBSD-based network now includes redundant firewalls, domain name servers, a mail gateway and a web proxy cache. (Read previous issues of BSD Magazine) All the services provided by these machines are particularly critical and can’t afford even minimal downtime. Redundancy may give us the time to recover a failure before having angry users trying to knock down our door, but it doesn’t free us from the responsibility to detect and solve ongoing problems.


    – Daniele Mazzocchio
  • Replacing Microsoft Exchange Server

    Installing set of open-source programs without lack of functionality Instead of Microsoft Exchange Server. This way Groupware-part will be replaced on Horde Groupware.


    – RASHID N. ACHILOV
  • Maintenance Systems over BSD

    I was talking in previous articles about how to run applications widely used in the Industry that can be supported by BSD apart of classical IT services.
    As clear example of this is SAP Suite. SAP covers all possible asset management to control the cost related to production and also maintenance but as per tighted cost in investments today, the Plants must run 24/7 with maximum reliability and productivity possible.


    – Joseba Mendez
  • Low Resource PCs with FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is my pick for best modern operating system to use on older PCs. I can’t believe how many used PCs end up as landfill while students, educators, low income families and others go without a computer at all.


    – Laura Michaels
  • Making the Unknown Giant Visible and Known

    FreeBSD has the moniker Unknown Giant. I confirm that it is true in my place. I have asked system administrators, computer enthusiasts, and hobbyist about FreeBSD and they didn’t even know what I’m talking about.


    – Joshua Ebarvia
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