Lazy Reading for 2014/11/30

I’m going with links to some old-school crazy-hard projects this week.  No simple hacks, these.

In Other BSDs for 2014/11/29

Despite the US holiday, here’s a pile of BSD material.

DragonFly 4.0 released!

The 4.0 release of DragonFly is out!  Quoting from the release page:

Version 4 of DragonFly brings Haswell graphics support, 3D acceleration, and improved performance in extremely high-traffic networks. DragonFly now supports up to 256 CPUs, Haswell graphics (i915), concurrent pf operation, and a variety of other devices.

The more eagle-eyed downloader will notice it’s version 4.0.1, not 4.0.0.  That’s because nobody trusts .0 releases I tagged 4.0.0 just before a few useful commits went in, and it’s better to retag to make sure everyone got them.  See also my message to kernel@/users@

Books books books

I’ve placed an image slider over on the right side of the website; it’s all BSD-related books.  Each image is linked to a page about the book where you can buy it.  It’s not paid advertising, or perhaps advertising at all; there’s no in-kind benefit.  It’s specifically books I think people would find interesting to read, and we’d all benefit by the expansion of the BSD ‘ecosystem’.

The most recent edition added is Michael W. Lucas’s FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials, which is out in ebook form today, and printed form soon.

Lazy Reading for 2014/11/23

Lots to read this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: Snowpocalypse 2014.  I grew up there and now live not too far away.  That’s really not that much snow for the area; it’s just that it fell so quickly.

In Other BSDs for 2014/11/22

I actually got this started early, for once, instead of completing in a panic on Friday night.

Lazy Reading for 2014/11/16

Snow snow snow!

Unrelated link of the week: Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away (lyrics)  Watch to the end.  “just like a dragonfly”  (via)

In Other BSDs for 2014/11/15

Totally last minute.