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Articles for the keywords: FreeBSD
18 Nov 2016 TrueOS, Evolution of PC-BSD, From iXsystems [58054]
StorageNewsletter.com, November 18th, 2016

"TrueOS is a cutting-edge distribution of FreeBSD, combining the convenience and features of a rolling release distribution with the failsafe technology of ZFS boot environments.

TrueOS tracks the FreeBSD 'Current' branch and merges features from select developer branches to improve support for newer hardware and technologies. Weekly automatic updates keep the user's system up-to-date, and all updates are performed safely within system snapshots known as boot environments.

The desktop version of TrueOS uses the Lumina desktop environment alongside the new SysAdm administration suite to provide a reliable desktop experience. SysAdm provides local and remote management of TrueOS and FreeBSD systems using a cross-platform graphical client that is compatible with Windows, Mac, and many Linux distributions..."
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13 Jul 2016 How to install ZFS on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS [54357]
nixCraft, July 13th, 2016

"How do I install ... ZFS ... on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server and create RAID-1 (mirror)?

.. ZFS was originally designed at Sun Microsystem. It is an advanced file system and logical volume manager. It works on Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux and many other operating systems. The features of ZFS include protection against data corruption, compression, volume management, snapshots, data integrity, Software RAID, cache and much more.
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19 Jan 2015 FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers [40549]
Information Week, January 19th, 2015

"Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon? DigitalOcean has started offering FreeBSD, an open source version of Unix, as an option on its cloud infrastructure. It is the second cloud supplier to do so, staking a spot in which smaller services can compete against Amazon and other giant cloud providers for customers, particularly developers.

FreeBSD is having a moment in the spotlight in certain circles, in part, because a few developers noticed that it's used to run the backend of WhatsApp, a mobile services platform acquired by Facebook in October 2014 at a final price that topped $21.8 billion..."
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24 Sep 2013 OpenZFS at EuroBSDcon [32995]
Matt Ahrens and Martin Matuska present OpenZFS and its relation to FreeBSD at EuroBSDcon

Matt Ahrens and Martin Matuska present OpenZFS and its relation to FreeBSD at EuroBSDcon:

  • ZFS History
  • What is OpenZFS?
  • OpenZFS Activities
  • Platform Diversity
  • Vendors
  • New on OpenZFS: Feature Flags
  • New on OpenZFS: Smooth Write Latency
  • New on OpenZFS: LZ4 compression
  • Work in progress: Resumable send/receive
  • OpenZFS development process - illumos
  • OpenZFS development process - FreeBSD
  • Work in progress: Large block support

Read on for the slides.
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17 Sep 2013 OpenZFS: the truly open source successor to the ZFS project [32937]
OpenZFS launch announcement, September 17th, 2013

ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

You can read more about OpenZFS at: http://open-zfs.org (don't forget the dash!)
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