The Month in BSD: January 2005by Sam Smith
Another month of activity in the BSD-related land.
Some fronts were relatively quiet, while others have been quite busy in the post-Christmas period.
Pictures from 21C3
CIA's view of the future
Microsoft Open Office Formats
Nope, just FUD.
(Will there be full coverage of ETech?)
- Dan Gillmor on Memory Lane
- Andy Ihnatko: From Mac OS X Conference
- "Big Weather" final speaker and Q&A
- David Bornstein: New Solutions
- Gladwell's new book available: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
- Overcoming Procrastination
- The Open Group releases DCE 1.2.2 as LGPL'd Free Software (and what you can do with it)
- Google opens API for AdWords
- Firefox Honcho working for Google
- Rolling with Ruby on Rails
- Keeping Your Life in Subversion
- Betting a Billion: Cringely's Predictions for 2005
Interviews and discussion
- Interview with founder of Open Graphics Project
- Interview with Richard Stallman
- The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac was Made: An Interview with Andy Hertzfeld
- Discussion on Reporting Linux Kernel Security Issues (KernelTrap)
- UKUUG Conference: Security & Networks, February 27-28; UK
- Emerging Technology Conference, March 14-17, San Diego
- Usenix 2005, April 10-15; Anaheim
- BSDCan 2005, May 13-14; Ottawa
- BSD meeting in France (site in French)
- Giant removed from VFS ...
- ... how to test
- Plans from Robert Watson
- Interview with Scott Long
- NetBSD 2.0 beats FreeBSD 5.3 in server performance (probably proves little)
FreeBSD 4.11 released
- Announcement Java Patchset for FreeBSD and NetBSD (OpenBSD underway)
- Second half of 2004 status report
- FreeBSD System Disk Mirroring
Understanding NetBSD 2.0
- OpenBSD ported to Sharp Zaurus
- Undeadly.org article on Zaurus port
- SGI port goes "official" from "work in progress"
- On SMP
- More on SMP
- 1:1 threading port from FreeBSD
- How to upgrade third party software (good ideas here)
- Routing code rewritten
CVS repository name change
More journalling progress
iWork and iLife05
(How long till iSlack?)
- Pages: Giving the Word Processor the Apple treatment
- Keynote 2: Presentations
- InDepth Review: Pages
- InDepth Review: Keynote 2
- ZDNet Superficial Review
(Small, quiet, fast; ideal special-purpose server?)
(They're small, and nice as presents)
iTunes Movie Store?
- When is a good time to switch to Apple?
- Another supercomputer cluster
- Apple Announces Best Quarter. Ever.
- "IT Pro. Information for IT Managers and technology Professionals"
- Cringely's predictions from 1997
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