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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FFS :ASD
by vermaden on Fri 13th Jan 2012 09:01 UTC
vermaden
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2006-11-18

Lets talk about FEATURES shall we? (not LICENSES)

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RE: FFS :ASD
by Neolander on Fri 13th Jan 2012 09:17 in reply to "FFS :ASD"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

But... but... there's "BSD" in the title ! ;)

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RE: FFS :ASD
by renox on Fri 13th Jan 2012 15:32 in reply to "FFS :ASD"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep agreed and even if it turned off by default, this is very interesting that Capsicum is integrated into the kernel: it is the first time that a widely available OS provides capabilities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability-based_security

Note that this feature is different from POSIX capabilities and for example allow Chrome developers to implement their sandbox much more simply.
Simplicity is good for security..

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RE: FFS :ASD
by pedlo on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:29 in reply to "FFS :ASD"
pedlo Member since:
2011-04-30

Agreed. As a linux user, I really envy the ZFS filesystem to the FreeBSD users (oh, I'm afraid we're still talking about license issues here... )

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RE[2]: FFS :ASD
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:11 in reply to "RE: FFS :ASD"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Whenever I watch demos, what I really find myself envying ZFS users are the slick command line tools that very simply and easily manage the partitioning, the lvm, the raid layer, and the fs, all at the same time.

There's no reason that Linux's current stack couldn't have such an elegant solution.

At this point, I usually get recommendations: Oh! Just apt-get this or that. But I've never found anything as elegant as what I see in ZFS.

I've not been keeping as close an eye on btrfs as maybe I should. It might have such tools. Or might get them. It seems to lend itself more to such an integrated approach, concerns about "rampant layering violations" aside. ;-)

Edited 2012-01-13 18:12 UTC

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