Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Go FreeBSD go!!
by tanishaj on Fri 13th Jan 2012 06:23 UTC
tanishaj
Member since:
2010-12-22

I just dropped by to say that I am excited that FreeBSD is doing so well. A few years ago I was worried that Linux would eclipse it and it would die off. From my perspective, it seems stronger than ever.

ZFS is pretty enticing and I have wondered if perhaps I should not switch over to using FreeBSD for software development. I wish that VirtualBox ran on FreeBSD. I need to do more investigation into how well running virtual machines on top of FreeBSD works.

Perhaps we will see FreeBSD on a tablet or smartphone someday soon. iOS* does not count.

As it happens, I am posting this from OS X (which is a cousin of FreeBSD). I am really a Linux guy though and use it almost exclusively (Debian or Ubuntu on the desktop and RHEL-alikes on the server). I also use Windows from time to time. I probably waste as much time on Haiku as I do real work on Windows though (which is all I would use Windows for).

* Although I have an iPhone, IOS will always be Cisco's Internetworking Operating System. I get confused all the time when I see references to iOS (by Apple).

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RE: Go FreeBSD go!!
by itanic on Fri 13th Jan 2012 07:44 in reply to "Go FreeBSD go!!"
itanic Member since:
2008-08-03

I wish that VirtualBox ran on FreeBSD. I need to do more investigation into how well running virtual machines on top of FreeBSD works.


VirtualBox OSE does run in FreeBSD, quite nicely actually.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/virtualization-host.html
I typically have an instance running a Windows XP image on 9-CURRENT (haven't updated yet since -RELEASE), so that I can run Visio, and get full printing and scanning capabilities from my Brother laser MFC that doesn't have a proper CUPS and SANE driver. There's even USB pass-through nowadays, although it's not perfect (not sure if it's any better on Linux or just the same).

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RE: Go FreeBSD go!!
by Laurence on Fri 13th Jan 2012 15:53 in reply to "Go FreeBSD go!!"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I wish that VirtualBox ran on FreeBSD. I need to do more investigation into how well running virtual machines on top of FreeBSD works.

VirtualBox does run on FreeBSD and runs a great deal more stable than when I've been running VBox on other platforms (I've had up to 5 concurrent VMs running with uptimes of months without any issues)


Perhaps we will see FreeBSD on a tablet or smartphone someday soon. iOS* does not count.

To be honest, I doubt that. Not because FreeBSD isn't capable, but more because that arena is already over crowded so I can't envisage FreeBSD being utilised that way.

But maybe someone will prove me wrong ;)

* Although I have an iPhone, IOS will always be Cisco's Internetworking Operating System. I get confused all the time when I see references to iOS (by Apple).

You mean Infogear's iPhone now runs Cisco's Internetworking OS? ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infogear

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