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"think outside the box"
Thinking outside the box, this means working outside the limits. FreeBSD Unix computer systems, such as FreeBSD and his variants (PC-BSD, GhostBSD, FreeNAS, ...) do this for you. Illumos and OpenIndiana is based on Solaris-Unix is one another variant. Included is also the applications to build a world of functionality, to benefit of our work and interests. This applications also open a new horizon the users of Microsoft Windows.

What is Unix Marcelo?
The Unix Marcelo project is a form of knowledge & technology transfer for open- , free- and low cost computer systems. This including operating systems, applications and information over hardware. Computer systems based on Unix are the favorites.

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06/2015 SmallWall the new m0n0wall
A long time ago, a very smart guy asked a very simple question. "Why do firewalls have to be big, slow, and hard to configure?" And he created m0n0wall.

"m0n0wall was a project aimed at creating a complete, embedded firewall software package that, when used together with an embedded PC, provided all the important features of commercial firewall boxes (including ease of use) at a fraction of the price (free software)."

At this, it was amazingly successful. So successful that the FreeBSD based core was used as a basis for several other projects such as pfSense, Askozia, FreeNAS, and nas4free. Recently, a grandchild of m0n0wall was spawned from pfSense, OPNSense.

But, m0n0wall has retired now, and some of us still feel the need for a small and lean firewall. SmallWall is that firewall.
02/2015 End of the m0n0wall project

After 12 years, the m0n0wall project has officially ended. No development will be done anymore, and there will be no further releases.

Alternative and similar products are (all based on FreeBSD):
02/2015 VirtualPF the firewall for the virtual world

This is a flexible and innovative firewall for the virtual world, with multiple enterprise features including load balancing and packet inspection and easy to use GUI. Built using the latest version of FreeBSD with hypervisor support. VirtualPF is a fork of pfSense for the virtual machine.

09/2014 New & own CD with PC-BSD Server TrueOS

With the new version of PC-BSD 10.0.3 (1003) comes one own distribution CD of the PC-BSD server TrueOS. This have only text oriented installation and applications, but have the PC-BSD tools included (PBI packages, Jails with Warden).

download: http://www.pcbsd.org/en/download.html

09/2014 pkg (new-pkg) is now the only package management tool on FreeBSD and FreeBSD based systems

The ports tree has been modified to only support pkg(8) as package management system for all supported version of FreeBSD. if you were still using pkg_install (pkg_* tools) you will have to upgrade your system.

The simplest way is
    cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg
    make install

then run

You will have lots of warning, don’t be scared, they are expected, pkg_*  databases used to get easily mangled. pkg2ng is most of the time able to deal with it.

A tag has been applied to the ports tree if you need to get the latest ports tree before the EOL of pkg_install:
https://svn.FreeBSD.org/ports /tags/PKG_INSTALL_EOL

A branch has been created if some committers want to provides updates on the for pkg_install users:

Please note that this branch is not officially maintained and that we strongly recommend that you do migrate to pkg.

more information on: Use of the new pkg packages FreeBSD Handbook

09/2014 New modern FreeBSD's Linux compatibility

One especially useful feature of FreeBSD is the operating system's ability to support native Linux executable files by way of a compatibility layer. An effort has been made to upgrade FreeBSD's compatibility layer to include a more modern Linux distribution. The choice was made to use CentOS as the new base for native Linux software. CentOS features long term support making it a more stable, based on RedHat, with an excelente suport for comercial Linux software. The Linux emulation port is called linux-c6 and can be found in the FreeBSD ports collection.

port and packages information: by freshports for linux-c6
more information: linux-c6 megaport

09/2014 Updating with Package Manager on FreeBSD/PC-BSD (TrueOS)

Due to some changes with how pkgng works, it is recommended that all users update via the command-line using the following steps:

# pkg update –f
# pkg upgrade pkg
# pkg update –f
# pkg upgrade
# pc-extractoverlay ports : only on PC-BSD and TrueOS
# reboot

PKGNG may need to re-install many of your packages to fix an issue with shared library version detection. If you run into issues doing this, or have conflicts, please open a bug report with the output of the above commands.

If you run into shared library issues running programs after upgrading, you may need to do a full-upgrade with the following:

# pkg upgrade –f

08/2014 Free Microsoft Windows Evaluation Software

If you need a Windows VM for occasional compatibility testing, especially for a project that will only last for a few months, this is an excellent option. You can download free 90-day evaluation versions of Windows desktop from Microsoft's TechNet Evaluation Center.

The latest version of Windows Server is available from the MSDN Evaluation Center and is good for 180 days.

All of these evaluation versions are full-featured, with no limitations during the evaluation period. In combination with VirtualBox you have a excellent combination without sacrifice hardware.

08/2014 New release of FreeBSD Package-Manger PKG 1.3.0

We are very please to announce the release of pkg 1.3.0. This version is the result of almost 9 month of hard work. So much has happened that it is hard to summarize so we try to highlight the major points:
  • New solver, now pkg has a real SAT solver able to automatically handle   conflicts and dynamically discover them. (yes pkg set -o is deprecated now)
  • pkg install now able to install local files as well and resolve their   dependencies from the remote repositories
  • Lots of parts of the code has been sandboxed
  • Lots of rework to improve portability
  • Package installation process has been reworked to be safer and handle properly  the schg flags
  • Important modification of the locking system for finer grain locks
  • Massive usage of libucl
  • Simplification of the API
  • Lots of improvements on the UI to provide a better user experience.
  • Lots of improvements in multi repository mode
  • The ui now support long options
more information: https://wiki.freebsd.org/pkgng

04/2014 IMUNES advanced network simulator

General purpose IP network emulation/simulation architecture for real-time large scale experiments. The technology use the FreeBSD kernel-level network stack real virtualization technology. IMUNES have a GUI: management plane, automates virtual node and link instantiation and configuration. Lightweight and portable experiments that can be easily instantiated. IMUNES is a replacement for testbeds and realistic laboratory environments.

Información: http://www.imunes.tel.fer.hr/

02/2014 FreeNAS - File and Application Server

FreeNAS realizar la instalación fácil, en menos de 5 minutos se tiene un servidor profesional, con el sistema de ficheros más moderno: ZFS. FreeNAS no es solo un servidor de ficheros, sino con los "plug-in" y en especial con la virtualización (Jail/Container), también un servidor para aplicaciones. Todo es manejado con un interfaz gráfico, vía la red. Un sistema operativo en la red para la red.

Más información: http://www.freenas.org/

FreeNAS Jails/Virtualization   setting up NFS server, Samba (CIFS) server, ownCloud and a Bit-torrent   Build a FreeNAS with one PC

01/2014 ZFS, Installation of napp-it and OmniOS in minutes  on VMware ESXi

OmniOS proporciona un sistema, derivado de operativo Solaris, para ejecutar el sistema de almacenamiento (NAS-SAN) basado en ZFS. Napp-it poner un interfaz web y sistema de ficheros avanzado ZFS basado ​​en Solaris. En muchos aspectos el interfaz web es similar de proyectos como FreeNAS y Openfiler. Este plataforma básica se instala en ESXi 5.5 en unos pocos clics in minutos. No CLI necesario!

Articulo original completo: ServeTheHome

Más informaciones en: uniXMarcelo pagina de illumos/Solaris
y la pagina del proyecto: napp virtual machine, barebone & add-ons

09/2013 Fundation of the "OpenZFS" working group

Sistema de archivos ZFS es el más avanzado del mundo en desarrollo activo desde hace más de una década. El reciente desarrollo ha seguido a la intemperie, y OpenZFS es el nuevo nombre oficial para esta comunidad abierta de desarrolladores, usuarios y empresas mejora, utilizando y aprovechando las ZFS. Fundada por los miembros de la Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, y las comunidades Illumos, incluyendo Matt Ahrens, uno de los dos autores originales de ZFS, la comunidad OpenZFS reúne más de un centenar de desarrolladores de software de estas plataformas.

En el Internet vía: open-zfs.org

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