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RaspBSD (FreeBSD-Based Raspberry Pi OS) Has Been Released

RaspBSD has been released, being the first FreeBSD-based operating system for the Raspberry Pi ARM singleboard computer. For now, it is available only for the models B and B+, but the developers will also include support for the BeagleBone Black

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As Romoured, PlayStation 4 Uses A FreeBSD Kernel

Hello Linux and Unix Geeksters. The Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console has been released on the 15th of November, in USA. As rumoured, PlayStation 4 uses a FreeBSD kernel. The above image has been leaked to the internet, displaying a

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Viking OS – A FreeBSD Based OS For Google Glasslike Devices

While all the geeks are pleased with Google Glass, Brilliant Service, a Japanese company has created a glass optimized FreeBSD derivate, called Viking OS. Viking OS uses Objective-C programming because it’s “elegant, fun, and easy to program in”, as the

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FreeBSD Gets UEFI Secure Boot Support

The FreeBSD team is adding UEFi support to their operating system, in order to enable the user to install FreeBSD on laptops bought with Windows 8 pre-installed. For those who do not know, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a

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PlayStation 4 Running A FreeBSD Devitate?

It is rumored that PlayStation 4 runs an optimized version of FreeBSD 9.0, as its OS. There isn’t any official information on this topic, but since PlayStation 3 had an option called OtherOS, that allowed the user to run Linux,

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Create users on FreeBSD Systems with useradd

Hello FreeBSD Geeks. As you may know, on FreeBSD Systems you have to invoke the pw command to run the generical useradd command. Syntax: pw useradd [options] user This is the most usefull useradd command, from my point of view:

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Oneliner for Finding Out Your Public IP Address Via Command Line on FreeBSD

Hello FreeBSD Geeks. In this article I will show you how to find out your public IP address in FreeBSD Systems, with fetch: $ fetch -q -o – http://www.ipchicken.com | grep -o -E ‘(^|[[:space:]])[0-9]*.[0-9]*.[0-9]*.[0-9]*([[:space:]]|$)’ I have used fetch, because wget

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How to Enable su root For a Normal User in FreeBSD

By default, on FreeBSD Systems, switching to root (su root) is disabled. In this article I will show you how to allow a normal user to su root. If you try, you get this error: $ su – su: Sorry

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How to disable the Beep in FreeBSD

Disabling the Hardware Beep is different from system to system. In this article I will show you how to disable the Hardware Beep / Bell in FreeBSD and PCBSD. How to disable the Hardware Beep in PCBSD and FreeBSD: Type

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How to install zsh in FreeBSD ; How to set zsh as the default shell in FreeBSD

The Z shell (zsh) is a powerfull bash compatible shell. It can easily be installed on every Linux or Unix distro. In this article I will install zsh in FreeBSD and PCBSD and set zsh as the default login shell.

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