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Riding the Web Wave
SFGate, Henry Norr
FreeBSD, a relatively unknown operating system is playing a big
role on the Internet.
BeOpen Interview with Jordan Hubbard of FreeBSD, Inc.
GnuLinux, Sam Williams
An interview with Jordan Hubbard on the history of FreeBSD.
BSD Unix: Power to the people, from the code
Salon, Andrew Leonard
How Berkeley hackers built the Net's most fabled free operating
system on the ashes of the '60s---and then lost the lead to
Install FreeBSD 4.0 in seven easy steps
TechRepublic, Dru Lavigne
A short guide to installing FreeBSD 4.0.
Partial Reunification May Give BSD New Visibility
ComputerWorld, Dominique Deckmyn
Compares the merged Walnut Creek/BSDI OS offering to Linux.
Developers using open-source software behind bosses'
CNN, Peter Wayner
Open-source software sometimes provides a better solution than
expensive commerical, closed software.
FreeBSD 4.0 Now Includes PolyServe's High Availability
Clustering & Load Balancing Software
PolyServe, PolyServe Press Release
PolyServe, a provider of software-based, distributed server
clustering technology, announced co-marketing agreement with FreeBSD,
Inc. to ship PolyServe's Understudy (TM) software program with all
new versions of FreeBSD 4.0 operating system software.
BSDI Getting the Word Out
WebServer Online, Alexandra Barrett
Talks of the lack of awareness in the market of the strengths of
the BSD operating system and of the plans afoot to change this.
Business Lessons From Online Porn
Upside, Richard A. Glidewell
Praise for FreeBSD from this article: ``FreeBSD is the system of
choice because it is fast, stable, and can handle large volumes of
Crazed Ferrets in a Berkeley Shower
Linux.com, Michael Lucas
An article on the BSD License.
Three Unixlike systems may be better than Linux
ComputerWorld, Simson L. Garfinkel
Promotes the BSD OSes as better alternatives to Linux
in the areas of performance, reliability and security.
Buddying up to BSD: Part Five - FreeBSD Continued
Linux.com, Matt Michie
A Linux user writes about his experiences with the FreeBSD ports
Review of FreeBSD 3.4
32BitsOnline.com, Clifford Smith
A review of FreeBSD 3.4.
FreeBSD 4.0 And Beyond
Boardwatch, Jeffrey Carl
A Jordan Hubbard Interview on Improvements, New Platforms and
What's to Come.
FreeBSD at COMDEX
Slashdot, Brett Glass
Brett Glass sent this message
to the FreeBSD -chat mailing list, about his experiences and
perceptions at COMDEX. Of particular interest are the problems he
had trying to get vendors to support the BSDs and Linux.
Who controls free software?
Salon Magazine, Andrew Leonard
Discusses RedHat's acquisition
of Cygnus, quotes
Jordan Hubbard at length, and
The Darwinist: Darwin for x86?
MacWeek, Stephan Somogyi
A report on Wilfredo Sanchez's session on FreeBSD and the Apple
Darwin project at the first FreeBSDCon.
Bob Frankenberg's breaking Windows
CBS MarketWatch, Michael Tarsala
In an interview with CBS MarketWatch, Bob Frankenberg, ex-CEO of
FreeBSD for doing ``an exceptionally good job''. FreeBSD is
used in his current company,
Applix and Walnut Creek Partner to Provide Applixware Office for
the FreeBSD Operating System
Applix Inc., Applix Inc. press release
Walnut Creek will distribute Applixware Office v4.4.2 in their
FreeBSD 3.3 Power Desktop product. In addition, Walnut Creek will
bundle Applix'SHELF, a
visual open-source application development toolset and runtime
environment with FreeBSD.
LinuxWorld report on FreeBSDCon 99
LinuxWorld, Vicki Brown
October 17, 1999 marked a milestone in the history of FreeBSD -- the
first FreeBSD conference was held in the city where it all began.
FreeBSDCon'99: Fans of Linux's lesser-known sibling gather for
the first time
CNN, Vicki Brown
Repost of IDG article about FreeBSDCon '99.
WORLDS LARGEST INDEPENDENT IPP HITS NEW MILESTONE
Pair Networks, pair Networks press release
pair Networks, Inc., the World's largest independently owned and
operated paid hosting service, today announced that it has surpassed
the 60,000 Web site milestone. Their web servers in their
state-of-the-art data center house more than 2 Terabytes of storage,
and deliver up to 100 million hits per day to site visitors. pair
uses FreeBSD in order to ensure maximum uptime and reliability.
Free OS? It' s as easy as BSD
TechWeb UK, Peter McGarvey
Network manager Peter McGarvey writes about his experience with
a number of varieties of Unix. He sums up: FreeBSD is the
BSD a better OS than Linux?
ZD Net News, Bob Sullivan
BSD is the software behind the world's most popular Web site and the
world's most popular FTP site.
The Net's stealth operating system
MSNBC, Bob Sullivan
BSD powers some of the biggest sites, and its users are among
the most jealous of Linux.
Embed Together: The Case For BSD In Network Appliances
Performance Computing, Kevin Rose and Charles Davidson
Underlines the advantages of BSD for the embedded device market.
Radio interview: Linux and FreeBSD
GigABytes Radio Talk Show, Chris DiBona and Jordan Hubbard
Chris DiBona of VA Research and Jordan Hubbard of the FreeBSD
Project give their views on Linux and FreeBSD.
Windows NT Systems, Ted Drude
A survey of thin servers, featuring products using FreeBSD as
their internal operating system.
Information Technology and the Internet in Co-operation
Public Communications Centre,
Ireland, Interview with Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle, system administrator for
Ireland roots for FreeBSD in this interview. Michael is using
FreeBSD and PostgreSQL as
a cost-effective and ultra-reliable solution for his
organization's I.T. needs.
GPL and BSD: explication and comparison
32BitsOnline, Rob Bos
An article comparing BSD and GPL style licenses.
CmdrTaco on Slashdot Sale
Wired Business News, Leander Kahney
In an interview with Wired News, Rob Malda, founder of
Slashdot, says that he would now
like to spend some more time reporting on FreeBSD.
Server Platforms - FreeBSD Review
ServerWatch, Kevin Reichard
FreeBSD: Is it the perfect Internet server operating system? As
close as it comes.
Yes! There is intelligent life beyond Linux
Network Week Online, David Cartwright
It looks like Unix, it tastes like Unix but it isn't Unix. It's
Silicon Carny: Why I run FreeBSD
SunWorld, Rich Morin
Rich Morin explains why FreeBSD is the superior OS for him.
INTERNET'S BUSIEST SOFTWARE ARCHIVE REACHES NEW DOWNLOAD
Walnut Creek CDROM, David Greenman
Walnut Creek CDROM, Inc. announces that their popular software
archive at ftp://ftp.cdrom.com has surpassed the one trillion bytes
(one terabyte) milestone of files downloaded per day from a single
CNet, Christopher Lindquist
Reviews alternative PC operating systems. Includes a
review of FreeBSD 3.2.
Gnome is no Windows dwarf
BBC, Chris Nuttall
Article on Gnome and the Open Source movement. Mentions
Pioneer Planet, JULIO OJEDA-ZAPATA
A short article introducing a few alternative OSes, including
FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Aimed at the general public.
Micron Electronics NetFRAME chosen for Internet's busiest
Walnut Creek CDROM, David Greenman
During its first full day of operation, the new NetFRAME 9201 server
set a new all-time one day download record of 969GB
of files, surpassing the previous record set last year of
The other open-source OS: FreeBSD
ZD Net, Anne Chen
Examples of FreeBSD deployment in the real world and why some
technology officers find it attractive.
Open-Source Software: Power to the People
Data Communications, Lee Bruno
Linux and BSD Unix are starting to show up on more and more
corporate servers, running alongside or even replacing Netware
and Windows NT.
XML: Complete XML Development System Integrated with
FreeBSD Advocacy, Jordan Hubbard
Included with FreeBSD 3.1 is a complete, integrated SGML/XML
development system that installs with a simple, easy to use
Inktomi Announces Traffic Server 3.0
Inktomi, Inktomi press release
FreeBSD is a supported operating system for a new version of
Inktomi's carrier-class network cache platform.
The Matrix: FreeBSD Used to Generate Special Effects
FreeBSD Advocacy, Jordan Hubbard
Dual-Processor FreeBSD systems were used to generate a large
number of special effects in the cutting edge Warner Brothers film,
Let's Get More Educated About FreeBSD
osOpinion, Preston S. Wiley
A system administrator shares his views on FreeBSD.
The Oldest Free OS
ZD Net, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
What are the oldest free operating systems around? The answer is
the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix variants.
FreeBSD wants a place in the sun
Upside, Sam Williams
Introduces FreeBSD to Linux users.
FreeBSD Offers a Sound Open Source Alternative
Internet World, James C. Luh
Outside technical circles, many remain unaware of viable choices
for internet servers---like the FreeBSD operating system that drives
Web servers for such high-profile names as Yahoo and Best Internet
Communications (now part of Verio).
Serious FTP: Behind the scenes of Walnut Creek CDROM
CNN, Rich Morin
A description of the Walnut Creek CDROM setup.
The article is also available from
Thin Servers: Off-the-Shelf Internet Help
TechWeb, Christine Zimmerman
Discusses thin-servers, including six built using an embedded
LWN interviews Alan Cox
Linux Weekly News,
There is a small but interesting FreeBSD mention in LWN in an
interview with Linux's Alan Cox.
Software that has been developed by thousands of volunteers and is
given away is often better than the stuff for sale. Note: The
article is no longer available online without registration.
Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix
O'Reilly and Associates, Marshall Kirk McKusick
A short history of Berkeley Unix.
WWWsmith: Installation and Configuration of FreeBSD
Linux Journal, Sean Eric Fagan
Here is how to set up a web server using another freely available
operating system, FreeBSD, a high performance, mature, Unix-like
The return of BSD - What are the BSD flavors and why might you
SunWorld, Greg Lehey
Introduces the modern BSD OSes to the general public.
While finished thin servers should be optimized in both hardware
and software for the task at hand, who says the software and hardware
must come from the same developer? This Perspective examines the
emerging trend in the OEM market of divorcing the software layer from
the hardware layer. Many operating systems are vying to be the OS of
choice for thin servers. This document examines this issue in detail,
particularly the differences between Linux and FreeBSD, the current
de facto leaders in the market. Note: The article is no
longer available online without registration.
Nature Web Matters: Internet tomography
Nature, K.C. Claffy, Tracie Monk & Daniel McRobb, UCSD/CAIDA,
The article describes a network management tool built on FreeBSD
that has even used network connections to www.FreeBSD.org for
performing network research.
Linux/etc, The other free Unixes, part 2 of 2
Computer Bits, Terry Griffin
Continuation of an earlier column reviewing freely available
Unix like operating systems.
What Is FreeBSD?
Performance Computing, Jordan K. Hubbard
An introduction to FreeBSD, and where it stands with respect to
the other free OSes.
Unix back in the fight with NT
Mercury Center, Miguel Helft
An article touting the stability and power of the Unix platform
A No-Cost NOS
ZDNet, Ryan Snedegar
Ryan Snedegar reviews FreeBSD 2.2.7 and finds its web-serving
performance to be better than Windows NT.
Open Code Frees Up The Net
Inter@ctive Week, Charles Babcock
About why customers prefer open source software like Linux, FreeBSD,
Perl and TCL to proprietary alternatives.
It's only free Unix - but I like it
The Irish Times, David Malone