Our 2023 Recommended Summer Reads – FreeBSD and Linux

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Embrace the power of FreeBSD! πŸŒžπŸ“š Unleash its potential with our captivating summer collection.
Optimize performance, boost security, and expand your tech horizons. Level up your skills as you sip on your summer cocktail or simply take a break from a heavy year.

FreeBSD – 3 Advantages to Running FreeBSD as Your Server Operating System

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As the motto β€œThe Power To Serve” indicates, FreeBSD is specifically designed to excel as a server operating system. Today, we’re going to go over three of its most compelling advantages in that role: thorough OpenZFS integration, easy-to-leverage infrastructure for custom packaging, and advanced fleet management capabilities.

FreeBSD – Linux and FreeBSD Firewalls – Part 2

linux vs freebsd firewalls

In the first article of this series, we covered the major differences between two types of firewalls platforms – either Linux or FreeBSD based and what the options are. In the second part, we go a bit deeper and discuss how egress filtering is done, and how tables and sets are built. Read more about it in our second write-up.

FreeBSD – Linux and FreeBSD Firewalls – Part 1

linux vs. freebsd firewalls

When it comes to choosing a firewall technology for your operating system, the options can be overwhelming. This is particularly true for Linux and FreeBSD, which offer multiple choices. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at four of the most popular firewall options for both systems: iptables, nftables, ipfw, and pf, to help you make an informed decision.

FreeBSD or Linux – A Choice Without OS Wars

linux vs. freebsd - use cases and arguments

Uncover the key differences between FreeBSD and Linux as we break down their features and use cases, helping users make well-informed decisions based on their specific requirements.

Managing Disk Arrays on FreeBSD/TrueNAS Core

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Discover strategies to manage disk arrays on FreeBSD and related platforms/operating systems. Ensure device health & easy replacements with these valuable tips.

Accelerating Datacenter Energy Efficiency by Leveraging FreeBSD as Your Server OS

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Explore how FreeBSD aids datacenter energy goals, promoting efficiency in design & operation, while supporting industry & government initiatives.

FreeBSD History – Understanding the Origins of DTrace

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DTraceis a powerful tool for system administrators to diagnosis system issues without unduly impacting performance. DTrace became part of FreeBSD with the release of FreeBSD 7.1 in 2009β€”two years before Oracle began porting DTrace, and nine years before Oracle eventually solved the inherent CDDL vs GPL license conflict.

FreeBSD vs. Linux – Tracing and Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a Linux or FreeBSD system, you need to be able to probe the system to find answers as to why it is behaving in a particular way. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of some of the basic tools and introduce the FreeBSD equivalents of common Linux tracing and troubleshooting tools.

Automation and Hacking Your FreeBSD CLI

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The more we automate, the more we can save time and boost our productivity to higher levels. In this article we plan on looking at how to build more human-readable outputs in FreeBSD by leveraging tools like libxo to drive better output for automation APIs.