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The Way FreeBSD Jail Work

FreeBSD-based computer systems can be partitioned into several independent mini-systems called jails by using operating system level virtualisation, which is an implementation of FreeBSD....

FOSS is __FUN__: The Fifth Freedom, Part 2

Stallman's classic definition of open source speaks of the four freedoms -- the freedom to run the program in any way one likes, the...
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UEFI: Should Linux Users be Worried?

Microsoft intends to capture UEFI and make GNU/Linux and other free OSs "unauthorised"! Is this true, and if so, what is the community doing...

Joy of Programming: The Legacy of C

Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th of October 2011, at the age of 70. His lasting contributions to computing include creating the C language,...

OpenIndiana — a Free Fork of Solaris

OpenIndiana comprises the Illumos core, taken from OpenSolaris, with a set of GNU user-land tools. OpenIndiana can even be called an analogue to GNU/Linux,...

Indian Government Takes the Open Source Route

The Indian Government has recently proposed to go the open source way in its e-governance projects, and the Department of Information Technology has issued...
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Nessus with Metasploit — Track and Hack

Networks play an important role in a sysadmin's life. But have you ever wondered about the security of your network, or tried to find...

Layer 7 Load Balancers

Linux has proven itself as a rock-solid operating system platform for industry-leading software appliances and applications, one of which is for load-balancing. As global...

Browser Wars: There are Just Way Too Many Options Currently!

With the growth of the Internet, there has been a considerable increase in the number of Web browsers available for the Linux/BSD/Solaris platforms. Not so...

Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No! It’s PC-BSD!

The FreeBSD projects boast of the most stable operating system kernel in the world. Created from the University of Berkeley’s BSD4.4Lite sources, it’s a valid claim. And when such a kernel is blended with one of the most comfortable userlands of the world, magic happens. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you PC-BSD, a perfect fusion of BSD’s kernel and GNU’s userland—an operating system that’s aesthetic, pleasurable and complete in every aspect, and which has been designed keeping the assassination of Microsoft in mind.
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