I know that many of you don’t celebrate Christmas, so I will not wish you "Merry Christmas". But I hope that for all of you, December and the end of the year will be a wonderful time, no matter where you come from, which language you speak or what your beliefs are.
I also know that you have been waiting for more FreeBSD related articles. So, here they are.
Great, as always, David Carlier will introduce you to Development Tools on FreeBSD. If you would like to switch from Linux to FreeBSD, this article is definitely for you.
The next article is an introduction to NetBSD. Siju Oommen George wrote a guide for you that is another must read for all beginners, but I hope that professionals and old timers will like it as well.
After BSD, it is time for something new. Say “Hi” to Damian Czernous and the origins of Model View Whatever. Not really related to Open Source? Maybe it will be useful for some of you anyway and will broaden your horizons.
Roger Pau Monné will introduce you to Xen and how to have a little fun with it. If you would like to know how to prepare the host, install Xen and create Guests, dive in right now!
Hope you will enjoy our interviews with Valerie Heatley and Michael Boelem. Valerie is a super nice Recruiter in Speerhead - The Global Leader in DevOps Recruitment. Read what is hot on DevOps recruitment market at the moment. Michael is a young entrepreneur, who established CISOfy. The company focuses on auditing, hardening and compliance of information security of Linux and Unix systems. Linux enthusiasts, “security is not a one-time event, but a continuous stream of small improvements (and adjustments).”
The last two pieces are our columns:
Mark VonFange from iXsystems will tell you 10 Things Your CIO Should Know About TrueNAS. Have you heard about all of them?
And last crumb, our great Rob Somerville and his thoughts about the recent attacks in Paris and evolution of the IT world. Has something gone wrong?
Enjoy your reading! And have a beautiful December, with snow or rain, sun or clouds, let’s spend it with our families, communities and the dearest ones. Don’t forget to share this issue with your favorite open source community 😉
Marta & BSD Team
BSD World Monthly News
by Marta Ziemianowicz
This column presents the latest news coverage of breaking news events, products releases and trending topics of the BSD new stories.
The FreeBSD Corner
Development Tools on FreeBSD
by David Carlier
If you're usually programming on Linux and you are considering a potential switch to FreeBSD, this article will give you an overview of the possibilities…
by Siju Oommen George
The objective of this article is to introduce the NetBSD operating system to people who are new to BSDs. The NetBSD project began as a result of frustration within the 386BSD developer community with the pace and direction of the operating system's development.
Model View Whatever - Origins
by Damian Czernous
This is the first paper of the series about evolution of GUI related strategies shapely named Model View Whatever. As an engineer, I find myself confident in the software engineering field due to the passion for context (history). This series of short papers, divided by major influences that happened through tens of years, delivers context and sometimes organises the mess around these little letters: M, V and W.
Experimenting with Xen
by Roger Pau Monné
Xen is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.
Interview with Michael Boelen from CISOfy
by Marta Ziemianowicz & Marta Strzelec
Interview with Valerie Heatley from Speerhead
by Marta Ziemianowicz & Marta Sienicka
10 Things Your CIO Should Know About TrueNAS
by Mark VonFange
We could write volumes about all the benefits of TrueNAS and why it should be in your workplace. For the sake of brevity, however, we’ve narrowed it down to ten things your CIO should know about TrueNAS before deciding on a storage solution.
by Rob Somerville
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has joined an ever increasing vocal group to argue for the weakening of data encryption. In light of the horrific and inhuman terrorist attacks in Paris this month, what are the implications of such ideology but more importantly how, as technologists, should we address such a moral quagmire?