The Role of Operating Systems in Iot

The number of Internet of Things devices both in our homes and in the world has exploded in the last few years. Smart IoT devices can now replace everything from the humble light switch all expand all the way to smart lawnmowers, All of these devices are driven by an Operating System of some sort. What Operating Systems are available and what do you need to consider when selecting an OS for a new product?

Virtualization showdown – FreeBSD’s bhyve vs. Linux’s KVM Virtualization  

virtualization

The bhyve hypervisor makes it easy to run reliable, high-performance virtual machines on a FreeBSD host system. In this article, we test the performance of virtual machines running Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD itself under bhyve—and we compare and contrast with performance of the same virtual machines running under Linux’s well-known KVM hypervisor. Understanding the pros and cons of each hypervisor helps you make confident, informed decisions when deciding how to set up your virtualization hosts.

Easily Migrate from Linux to FreeBSD

Linux to Freebsd

With their common Unix heritage, Linux and FreeBSD have much in common. By knowing their idiosyncrasies it is easy to adapt when going between the two systems. Take a tour of some of the differences that are notable when migrating to FreeBSD. Along the way, we’ll give insights into the background and show some useful tricks.

5 Key Reasons to Consider Open Source Storage Over Commercial Offerings

Open Source Storage

Although easy to overlook, storage is the most fundamental part of any computing project—without storage, there is neither code nor data! The right storage solution should be accessible, reliable, easy to maintain, and free from vendor lock-in. In this article, we examine some of the reasons that open source software is a natural fit for this crucial component.

Part 3: Building Your Own FreeBSD-based NAS with ZFS 

Today, we’ll concentrate on exposing the data on your NAS to the network using NFS, Samba, and iSCSI shares. Network File System (NFS) is a commonly used protocol for accessing NAS systems, especially with Linux or FreeBSD clients. We’ll provide an overview of each type of share to help guide you in deciding which is most suited to the clients that will be accessing the NAS.
Let’s examine how non-developer contributors enhance user experience, improve bug reporting, and influence feature requests, all while becoming advocates and evangelists for your open source project.

Red Hat’s OpenShift vs FreeBSD Jails

FreeBSD Jails

Kubernetes has become a hot technology for managing clusters of applications, but it is famously difficult technology to use and understand. RedShift is an Enterprise cloud platform for running and managing Kubes without tying you into a single platform. FreeBSD is our favorite platform for running applications here at Klara, how does RedShift relate to the technologies that FreeBSD provides and can we create similar environments on top of FreeBSD?

Your Comprehensive Guide to rc(8): FreeBSD Services and Automation

rc(8) Operating System

The FreeBSD rc(8) subsystem is a sensible & elastic services management framework which enables extension automation as well as customizable start/stop scripts for your services. It’s also deterministic – which means services always start in the same order every boot, a critically important feature in service critical environments. Take a deep dive into FreeBSD services and automation with this new article!

A Quick Look at the History of Package Management on FreeBSD

Pkgng became FreeBSD’s official package manager in FreeBSD 10 in 2014. Applications can be easily installed from either pkg—a system managing precompiled binary packages—or the ports tree, which automates building and installation of packages directly from their source code.

Deploying FreeBSD on Oracle Cloud

IoS Operating Systems

FreeBSD is the OS of choice for leveraging the most out of your Oracle Cloud deployment. Take advantage of the raw processing power the Ampere Altra has to offer and take the next step in evolving your infrastructure

Contributing to Open Source Beyond Software Development

Open source projects thrive because of the community built around them. However, non-coding contributions are frequently overlooked and under appreciated.

Let’s examine how non-developer contributors enhance user experience, improve bug reporting, and influence feature requests, all while becoming advocates and evangelists for your open source project.