Category: Periodicals

BSDTalk 212: 27 minutes of me


Will Backman interviewed me for BSDTalk, talking about DragonFly 3.0 and all the stuff around it.  I can’t listen to it it’s my own voice do I really sound like that aaaargh.

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BSD Magazine for February 2012


BSD Magazine for February 2012 is out, and the feature item is BSD Certification.

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TIM: Open Source Business, and a familiar face


There’s a new Technology Innvation Management Review out, with Open Source Business as the theme.  The guest editor for this issue is possibly known to you – Leslie Hawthorn, who was the coordinator for the first years of the Google Summer of Code project.

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BSD Magazine out for January-ish


It’s listed both as the December and the January issue, but either way, there’s a new issue of BSD Magazine.

(I’m way behind on posting news; I apologize.  I’m working my way through several crises.  Crisises?  Not sure of the plural form of crisis.)

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BSDTAlk 210: James Nixon, iXsystems


BSDTalk has 20 minutes of interview with James Nixon of iXsystems, from LISA 2011.

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BSDTalk 209: BSD Certification


BSDTalk 209 is out, and it’s a 16-minute conversation with Jim Brown about BSD Certification.  (who I think I met at NYCBSDCon 2010; a pleasant guy)

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BSD Magazine: Rolling your own kernel


The December issue of BSD Magazine is out, with the title “Rolling your own kernel”, though that’s just one of the articles there.  No article from me this month.

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TIM Review: Intellectual Property Rights


The December issue of the Technology Innvation Management Review is out, with the theme of Intellectual Property Rights.  Patents get used for Internet Outrage – read this and be better informed.

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BSDTalk 208: Teaching BSD


BSDTalk 208 is out, where Will Backman talks for 15 minutes about how he uses BSD in his University of Maine UNIX class.

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BSD Magazine for November


The November issue of BSD Magazine is out.  No DragonFly content again, in part because I wasn’t even sure when the deadline was.  (The editor changed.)

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TIM number two


The Technology Innovation Management Review (used to be the Open Source Business Resource) has its second issue out since the rename.  There’s still plenty of open-source focus in there.

Have you noticed how what was nerd culture 20 years ago has become mainstream?  In the same way, open source is becoming a given assumption, rather than a niche to follow on its own.

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BSD Magazine for October


It’s out, titled “The Inevitability of IPv6″, and featuring an article by yours truly on the upcoming DragonFly release.  (I thought it was already published?  I’m not sure.)

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First TIM issue arrives


Technology Innovation Management Review, the replacement for the Open Source Business Resource, has its first issue out.  There’s still an open source focus, despite the name change.

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OSBR: now it’s TIM


The Open Source Business Resource, linked here before, has become the Technology Innovation Management Review, or TIM Review.   Conveniently, the editor is named Chris, not Tim, so nobody will get confused.  It’ll still cover open-source software, but it’ll also

“share the spotlight with topics such as managing innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and economic development”

The first relaunched issue will be out in October.

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BSD Magazine for September


BSD Magazine’s September issue is out.  This time, I have an article in it about data recovery with Hammer:

We’ve all experienced instant regret. That’s the feeling that comes within a second of executing a command like “rm -rf * .txt” (note the space) or of cutting the wrong cluster of wires at the end of a long conduit. Not that I am quoting from experience, or anything like that, no…

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BSD Magazine for August


I’m a bit slow in reporting this, but: BSD Magazine for August is out in free PDF form.  The theme article is memory file systems, but there’s all sorts of stuff, including an article from me talking about how I set up bulk builds of pkgsrc.

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August OSBR: open source business


The August issue of the Open Source Business Resource magazine is out, talking about starting open-source based businesses.  It also announces a name change, to “Technology Innovation Management Review”. The reason, according to the editor, is that the original purpose of the magazine was to explain how you could make money creating or using open source software.  People seem to have figured that out now…

The question now is how do you make your (probably open source using) business grow.   I totally believe that now based on the number of businesses that have sprung up based around open source software; it used to be much harder to find a commercial backer for a project that let you see the source code.  Now, it’s practically commonplace.  (examples added off the top of my head.)


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BSDTalk 207: ArabBSD


BSDTalk 207 is 15 minutes of conversation with Mohammed Farrag about ArabBSD.  It’s good to see open source being supported in a part of the world I daresay has been underserved.   This is the Internet, so I say that without supporting evidence, of course.

(I have a lot of catching up to do; more posts soon.)

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July OSBR: Women Entrepreneurs


The July issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and the theme is Women Entrepreneurs.   Next month’s issue is unthemed, so here’s a good time to write about open source and get published.

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BSD Magazine: BSD Security, Hammer


The July issue of BSD Magazine is out.  The putative theme is “BSD Security”, but there also happens to be an article featuring Hammer deduplication on real-world data, by yours truly.

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BSDTalk 206:Peter Losher and ISC


BSDTalk 206 is 17 minutes with Peter Losher of the Internet Software Consortium. I don’t think people realize how much ISC does…

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August OSBR open


The Open Source Business Resource magazine is going with a rare unthemed issue in August.  So, this is your chance to get published on your own specific business/open source topic!  Articles are due by July 10th.

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OSBR: Technology Entrepreneurship (again)


The newest issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with this being a second issue on Technology Entrepreneurship.

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BSDTalk 205: Josh Paetzel and FreeNAS


BSDTalk has a 17-minute interview with Josh Paetzel about FreeNAS 8.  Every time Will Backman makes it to a convention with a tape recorder, we all benefit.

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BSD Magazine: NanoBSD and Alix


The June issue of BSD Magazine is out, with the title being “NanoBSD and Alix”, but there’s plenty more articles in there.  DragonFly news is on page 25 – if this month is better for me than last month, I hope to have more in there.

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BSDTalk 204: Ingo Schwartze, Kristaps Dzonsons


Fresh from BSDCan 2011, an interview with Ingo Schwartze and Kristaps Dzonsons, mostly about mdocml.  (Which is already present in DragonFly.)

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BSD Magazine for May


The May issue of BSD Magazine is out.  The cover says “Embedded FreeBSD” as a continuation of last month’s theme, but there’s really a wide mix in there.  Of course, there’s a DragonFly news section from me, talking about 2.10.  I’ll point at the zsh article that opens the magazine, since every zsh user I’ve met talks about zsh rapturously.  Also, the iXSystems ad on page 2 has a rather fun illustration…

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OSBR: Technology Entrepreneurship


The May 2011 issue of the Open Source Business Resource is “Technology Entrepreneurship“.  You’ll want to read this because it’s all people who are their own boss, using software they can modify themselves.  Seductively nerdy/utopian!  They’re continuing the topic for next month’s issue, so if that describes you and you like writing, here’s your chance.

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April OSBR: Collectives


The Open Source Business Resource issue for April is out, themed on Collectives.   A lot of it covers the Keystone Off the Shelf (KOTS) project, which is a collection of open source software designed to work as a starting package for a technology business.  Read the first article for more details.

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BSD Magazine for April out


The April issue of BSD Magazine is out!   It’s a very full issue, including another news roundup by yours truly.

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Daemon & Penguin: 3 new things


This week’s Daemon & Penguin podcast is about 3 things that I did not know existed.  The mystery computer items are two languages, Genie and Vala.  The mystery movie is S.Darko, a sequel to a movie that I am aware of, but never saw: Donnie Darko.

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D&P 17: GhostBSD and Parasomnia


The Daemon & Penguin podcast has a new 50-minute podcast about GhostBSD, a FreeBSD/Gnome install, and a review of the horror movie Parasomnia.

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Daemon and Penguin podcast


Google Search turned up something new: Daemon & Penguin oggcast.  It’s a podcast, with every episode covering something Unix-ish – usually BSD.  Each episode also reviews a horror movie.  It’s not a mix I would have predicted, but I can see how it would work.  The first oggcast has him installing DragonFly.

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BSD Magazine: March


This month’s issue of BSD Magazine is titled “The Wonders of Blender”, but there’s a lot more articles in there with other topics.  There’s a two-page spread of DragonFly news that may look familiar to readers of this site…

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March OSBR: Co-creation


“Co-Creation” is the theme of this month’s Open Source Business Resource, and appropriately enough, it has two editors.  This issue has perhaps the most umlauts ever.

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BSD Magazine: ZFS


February’s BSD Magazine is headlining “ZFS on FreeBSD”, along with a bunch of other material, including an interview/example for the next BSDCan convention.  There’s some BSD-project-specific news in there from this site about DragonFly, along with MirOS, MidnightBSD, and FreeBSD.

January OSBR: Recent Research


The theme for this month’s Open Source Business Resource is “Recent Research“.  The topic’s broad, so there’s something for everyone.  The article on licensing (BSD and otherwise) is of interest.

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BSD Magazine: Solaris


The latest BSD Magazine is “BSD’s and Solaris“, and it sets my teeth on edge to write that apostrophe.  Seen via FreeBSDNews, though I haven’t seen it noted in BSD Magazine-sourced email/RSS yet.

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January OSBR: Business of Open Source


The January issue of the Open Source Business Resource is titled “The Business of Open Source”.  The first article, titled “Cost Optimization Through Open Source Software“, explains why iXSystems is all BSD, all the time.  There’s also an eye-opening breakdown of the dramatic cost savings from going with open-source rather than Windows.

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BSD Magazine: WebDAV


The latest(?) version of BSD Magazine is out.  Among other things, it has an intro to pkgsrc.  The site lists November 2010 for this issue, but it just showed up on the Twitter feed, so I’m not totally sure I have this right.  In any case, it’s a free download.

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BSDTalk: Matthew Dillon, DragonFly


Another day, another BSDTalk item: this time it’s 15 minutes with Matthew Dillon at MeetBSD, talking about the 2.8 release.  It was recorded either today or yesterday – quite fresh.

Matthew happens to mention that experimental deduplication support will arrive next week in Hammer.

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BSDTalk: PC-BSD, Kris Moore


BSDTalk has a brand new interview from the just-finished MeetBSD, talking about PC-BSD 9 with Kris Moore.  (18 minutes)

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November OSBR: Economic Development


The November issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with the theme of “Economic Development.”  I like the microcredit article, but perhaps that’s just my special interest.

The December issue’s theme is “Humanitarian Open Source” and the guest editor will be Leslie Hawthorn.  She’s currently Open Source Outreach Manager at Oregon State University Open Source Lab, but some may remember her as the face of Google Summer of Code for the past several years.

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BSD Show!: Jon Hixson


The BSD Show! has a 20-minute interview with John Hixson, known for working on pc-sysinstall.  (See also)

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BSD Magazines: VPNs and BSD


The newest issue of BSD Magazine is all about VPNs and BSD.  It’s free to read in PDF form.

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BSDTalk 200: Kjell Wooding and mg


The 200th (yay!) episode of BSDTalk has 14 minutes of conversation with Kjell Wooding, talking about mg, a sort of teeny emacs included with OpenBSD.

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BSDTalk 199: John Hixson and PC-Sysinstall


The almost-to-200 expisode of BSDTalk has 14 minutes of conversation with John Hixson about PC-Sysinstall and what it could replace.

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OSBR: Sales


The October issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with Sales as the theme.  The very first article talks about something dangerous: turning open-source users into customers.

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BSD Show! – Olander, Schwartz


The BSD Show! has a 15 minute talk with Matt Olander about MeetBSD, and a 14-minute B-Side with Randal Schwartz, who writes books and does podcasts.  (there, even more to listen to now.)

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BSDTalk 198: MeetBSD Cali 2010


BSDTalk 198 has 12 minutes of conversation with Matt Olander and James T. Nixon, about MeetBSD.  (which is November 5th and 6th.)

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BSDTalk 197: M. Warner Losh and FreeNAS


BSDTalk has another new episode, (197… almost at the 2-century mark!), and it has 37 minutes of conversation with M. Warner Losh about FreeNAS.

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New BSD Show!: MidnightBSD


The BSD Show! (am I supposed to include that ! every time?  I’m not sure.) has a 10-minute interview with Caryn Holt of MidnightBSD.  Also, the B-side of the interview is up.

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More podcasts! BSDTalk 196: NYCBSDCon


It’s another BSD audio recording!  Our cup runneth over, as long as you have a cup that holds audio recordings.  BSDTalk 196 has Mark Saad and George Neville-Neil, talking for 10 minutes about NYCBSDCon 2010.

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BSD Show! B-Side: pfSense


Another B-Side show, this time with additional recordings from the pfSense show.

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BSD Show! B-sides: with me again


After the BSD Show episode with me talking about DragonFly finished, we continued joking around for a good while; Gamaral of the BSD Show! has edited that together into a “B-side“.  Enjoy!  By this point, I was relaxed, so I sound better.

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BSD Show!: pfSense


This week’s BSD Show! has 25 minutes of talking with Jim Pingle about pfSense.

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Dru Lavigne interview


Dru Lavigne has an interview in Distrowatch.  Some of it is generic “talk about BSD licensing and etc. only in relation to Linux” style questions, but her answers are well thought-out.  (via)

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BSD Show!: me


I’m on the latest BSD Show! podcast.  I haven’t listened to it yet – hope I came through OK.

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BSD Magazine: cross-platform


The September issue of BSD Magazine is about BSD and Linux.  It’s a free download!

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September OSBR: Keystone companies


The September issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with the theme of “Keystone companies”.  “Platform base development” may be a clearer if less exact phrase.

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Another BSD Show! item


I missed this before, but Gerard van Essen linked to it: there’s a BSD Show! episode from 2010-06-22 with James T. Nixon from PC-BSD, in addition to the other episodes I linked recently.

(I was recorded for the show tonight – it was fun!)

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More BSD Show!


The BSD Show!, the show I didn’t know was there, already has more 20 minutes more of content; an interview with Adam Hamsik about NetBSD.

They’re looking for more guests, too…

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BSDTalk 195: Mike Larkin, ACPI, OpenBSD


BSDTalk has a 19 minute interview with Mike Larkin talking about ACPI and OpenBSD.

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Russian BSD?


The publishers of BSD Magazine are planning to launch a Russian issue in September, but they need more native speakers (and writers, and proofreaders, etc.).  olga.kartseva@bsdmag.org is the person to contact if you can fit one of those roles.

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August OSBR: Interdisciplinary Lessons


The August issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with the theme of “Interdisciplinary Lessons”.  September’s theme will be “Keystone Companies” and October will be “Sales Strategy”.  If you want to contribute to those issues, articles are due by the 15th of the month before.

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BSD Magazine for August is out


The August issue of BSD Magazine is ready.  It’s titled “BSD as Operating System“, and it’s available for download now.

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BSDTalk: Hipp and Fossil SCM


BSDTalk 194 has a conversation with D. Richard Hipp, about the Fossil “distributed software configuration management system”.

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Periodical frenzy!


There’s several publications with new issues out.  It’s a long weekend (in the U.S.) so you can catch up on the reading/listening:

BSD Magazine has a new issue out, on OpenBSD.  There’s also the happy news that they’ve managed to more than double their circulation.

The July issue of the Open Source Business Resouce is out, with the theme “Go To Market”.   Next month is “Interdisciplinary Lessons”, and submissions are due in the next two weeks.

BSDTalk 192 is out with an interview of Colin Percival, the FreeBSD Security Officer.  It’s another interview from BSDCan 2010.  Colin Percival is also responsible for, among other things, tarsnap.com, which I find interesting because of its clear and modern business model.

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BSD Magazine back issues


BSD Magazine sent out a link to all the BSD Magazine back issues, reproduced here for your enjoyment:

Hosting BSD

BSD as A Desktop

BSD as Servers

Infinity. Freedom. FREEBSD

BSD Security

Guide to FreeBSD

PC-BSD Uncovered

Explore NetBSD

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BSDTalk 192: pf, Henning Brauer and Peter Hansteen


There’s a new BSDTalk podcast up, again from BSDCan 2010.  This one interviews Henning Brauer and Peter Hansteen about pf, for 20 minutes.

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BSD Magazine: Firewalls


The June issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the theme is: Firewalls.

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June OSBR: Growing Business


The latest issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and it has a number of articles about growth and open source.  It’s a mix of “how-to” and “how-we-did” articles.

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BSD Magazine: Industrial


Not the music, but the setting.  The May issue of BSD Magazine is out, though there isn’t a page for it on the website yet.  Instead, I’ll point at the PDF.

(I posted about the last issue twice, didn’t I?  Oops.)

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BSD Magazine: Embedded


A new issue of BSD Magazine is out – this issue’s theme is “Embedded BSD“.

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BSDTalk 189: TheorArm and Robin Watts


The latest BSDTalk brings you TheorArm and Robin Watts, with discussion of the ARM architecture; my favorite processor type that I’ve never used.  TheorArm was recently relicensed from GPL to BSD thanks to the efforts from people at Google.

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May OSBR: Communications Enabled Applications


The May issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and the theme is “Communications Enabled Applications”.   Sounds obscure, but it’s about deriving a business advantage from networks.  In fact, one article directly relates to one of my biggest current projects at work.

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New BSD Magazine with DragonFly in it


The May 2010 issue of BSD Magazine is out, with, among other articles, a writeup by yours truly about using HAMMER to access historical data.

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New BSD Magazine issue: Hosting BSD


The 4th issue of BSD Magazine is out, with the theme “Hosting BSD“.  It’s a free download, and they now have a “questions from users” section that you can write in to.

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New BSD Magazine: Desktops


A new, free issue of BSD Magazine is out, with the theme of “BSD as a Desktop“.  The next issue is “Hosting BSD”, and if that sounds interesting, Dru Lavigne is a contact for writing an article on that theme.

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Jeff Roberson on BSDTalk


That was fast – there’s another BSDTalk already!  BSDTalk 186 has Jeff Roberson, FreeBSD committer.  He’s talking about schedulers and softupdates for a good half hour.

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