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KubikPixel™ »
@kubikpixel@chaos.social

Gentoo and NetBSD ban 'AI' code, but Debian doesn't – yet

The problem isn't just that LLM-bot generated code is bad – it's where it came from.

🐧 theregister.com/2024/05/18/dis

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Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

After a search in the NetBSD packages for lightweight web browsers, the winners are: vimb, dillo, luakit and netsurf.

Dillo's new release 3.1.0 still hasn't landed, so no HTTPS there. Luakit is very neat, extremely lightweight, minimal, has vim-like bindings and would be perfect if it weren't for the constant white flashing between each pageload when using a custom, darker CSS. NetSurf is also quite neat, with tab support for heavier sessions.

The winner for me is vimb, which although leaving tabs to the window manager, has vim-like bindings, is pretty minimal and does not cause flashing when switching between pages on a custom darker CSS setting.

Honor mention to Arctic Fox, a Pale Moon clone that hits peak nostalgia with the pre-omnibar Firefox look. No theming, not as lightweight, but going strong at 29.5k commits since 2018.

crft »
@crft@mastodon.social

Why is it /etc instead of /conf or /config or /configuration in ?

Kovach »
@Kovach@cyboot.in.ua

Beam me out! »
@BeamMeOut@mastodon.social

@stefano @mms I randomly stumbled on posters here on Mastodon. When I looked up bsd, this was one of the first articles I read!

Alessandro boosted

Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

It's alive! Though I had given up yesterday, after a few tries today I got NetBSD 10 running. Though booting is still a bit flaky and I am investigating freezes, I may resurrect this one after all. I could replace the Sony VAIO keyboard, but I just like this one's keys much better than the Sony's island keyboard.

A close-up picture of a silver LG 2008 laptop on top of a desk. Sunlight is coming through a window, there's a black mug to the right of the laptop. Two amber and one blue LEDs are lit. The screen shows the NetBSD boot screen, with the flag logo and the following text:

"NetBSD/x86 BIOS Boot
Revision 5.11 (Thu Mar 28 08:33:33 UTC 2024)

1. Boot normally
2. Boot single user
3. Drop to boot prompt

Choose an option; RETURN for default; SPACE to stop countdown
Option 1 will be chosen in 0 seconds.

Option: [1]:"A close-up photo of a silver 2008 LG laptop on top of a desk. There is a powered-off monitor in the background, and a red small box with a yellow screwdriver on top of it to the right side of the laptop. A black SanDisk flash drive is on top of the laptop palm rest. One blue and two amber LEDs are lit. The screen shows the NetBSD default window manager, CTWM, with an orange solid color background, a context menu, a window list and a terminal open. The terminal has the tmux multiplexer running two panes split horizontally. The top pane is following the system log, with one acpibat0 workqueue busy message and syslogd messages stating the previous message was repeated several times. The bottom pane is looping every second to print the current date, time, system uptime, user count and load. The date is May 16 2024, 18:00. The system is up for 2 hours and 5 minutes, with 5 users and 0.17 load average.

Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Tried replacing a 2010 Sony VAIO with a 2008 LG machine simply because it had a working keyboard. Sadly it did not go so well and slowly started to refuse booting.

Back to the Sony VAIO, which was originally running OpenBSD, yesterday I got to test both NetBSD and FreeBSD on it. It was the first time I tried NetBSD on metal, so it felt like completing the holy trinity of modern BSDs.

A glimpse of the NetBSD Guide told me the full install comes with X pre-installed and pre-configured, you just startx. And indeed it worked as expected, no need to actually download and set it up. The X environment was slightly tweaked and had a very minimal and retro vibe to it.

I didn't want to bloat it much, but might end up installing Wayland just to see what is the current state of it on NetBSD. After that, FreeBSD also ran just fine, and this time I went straight to Sway.

A little bit disheartened, since for the time being it seems I cannot boot the LG at all anymore. The Sony will still require an external, compact keyboard that can just rest on top of it when not in use, but I really wish I could have resurrected that one.

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Graham Perrin »
@grahamperrin@mastodon.bsd.cafe

FreeBSD Project: perceived numbers of goals

November 2023 in The FreeBSD Forums:

— <forums.freebsd.org/posts/62908>

Week ending Friday 9th May in the BSD Cafe, promoted at <redd.it/1cip7i6> (BSD, not FreeBSD):

— <mastodon.bsd.cafe/@grahamperri>

Week ending Friday 16th May in the FreeBSD subreddit:

– <redd.it/1cnn1tm>

Too few votes to draw any conclusion.

Still, I suspect that most voters were unaware that the goalposts moved.

Now, let's get details from the voters in Reddit …

@FreeBSDFoundation

Screenshot: results from thirteen votes in the BSD Cafe. 

Most respondents (thirty-eight percent) perceived: 

— one goal with two aspects.Screenshot: results from thirty-two votes in the FreeBSD subreddit. 

Most respondents (thirty-two percent) perceived: 

— one goal with two aspects.
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jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

So I just spent an enormous amount of time trying to get X11 to run on this 2008 LG laptop that I am hoping to make usable as a machine to basically access docs on when doing stuff on my main machine that makes that impossible.

I was really bent on getting X to work because I figured (a) it would be more lightweight than Wayland (b) it would run better on such old hardware.

Nothing seemed to work though. Initially I threw NetBSD on it, because it seemed very proper for a machine that is very close to a toaster. I gave up and wiped it with FreeBSD without even trying Wayland. After much suffering, I decided to try and see how Sway would do instead. It just ran on my first try and I felt silly.

Also very fun would do it all again anytime. I am not sure what is the state of Wayland on NetBSD but maaybe I'll try and see?

ClaudioM »
@claudiom@bsd.network

@BeamMeOut That's awesome! Glad you're enjoying life in the land of ! @mms

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Remember when everyone was joking about the hardware requirements of is the new . Guess, it's only anymore!

Don't take it too serious :)


Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Test by test the list is dwindling on my trials in throwing my desktop stack on random OSs I never ran on my main machine, but next up are Alpine, NetBSD, Void, Devuan, ... Gentoo?

bittin »
@bittin@social.linux.pizza

Talk about @bsdcan and @EuroBSDCon in this weeks BSD Now: bsdnow.tv/558

myself used to help jj@ at EuroBSDCon 2015 in Stockholm and attended 2016 in Serbia and 2021 Online as a visitor

@mwl @pitrh

vermaden »
@vermaden@bsd.network

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vermaden »
@vermaden@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

🤔 FreeBSD: A Successful Failure - Linux: A Failing Success
ᐅ Circuit Rewind

youtube.com/watch?v=f2e4FNMzyt

Alessandro boosted

Jay 🚩 »
@jaypatelani@bsd.network

Thanks @grahamperrin for reminding it's been 7 years of Matrix room May 2024 😀 bsd.network/@jaypatelani/10412

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@shanmukhateja
You said it: just works indeed 😉
15 years is quite impressive!
Well, the hardware is usually what goes first before gives up.
It is install and forget pretty much.... machines need little maintenance - they just run.

"The power to serve"

TomAoki »
@TomAoki@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@grahamperrin
IIRC and IIUC, I2O tried that on hardware level.
I think the idea should be correct and the way to go even for now, with huge refreshes.
At worst, firmwares on motherboard should work as hypervisor (monitors on mainframes) and ALL OPERATING SYSTEMS RUNNING ON IT SHOULD CALL IT TO ACCESS HARDWARE REGARDLESS THE TYPE (graphics, audio, disk, networking, and all others) abstracted (virtualized). Yes, Windows should, too. It must be strictly standardized and highly extensible in spec.
This way, hardware vendors can provide maximum performance regardless the OS it's used by for their products.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

25 years ago today, Google was founded.
On the same day, I wiped Windows 98 off my computer, believing that Debian Linux (which I had been using for a while but still kept Windows on another partition) could do everything I had been doing with Windows until then.

Since that day, many installations of Linux, *BSD, MacOS have graced my computers, but Windows has remained, on a few occasions, only an occasional (unwelcome) guest.

In the spirit of a typical support group phrase, I can joyfully say:
'Hello, I'm Stefano, and I haven't been using Windows as my primary operating system for 25 years.'

Please boost and share your experience!

Kyle Taylor »
@kta@hostux.social

@justsoup
I follow it with interest. I tend to think of as the the spirit of brought over to Linux. But Chimera has literally brought over BSD components and clang/llvm tooling. And ZFS support by default. Not production ready yet, so it's unlikely to unseat when I need to spin up Linux in Bhyve. But it would be fun to do some benchmarking with phoronix to compare performance against the usual suspects.

[1] phoronix.com/news/BSD-LLVM-Lin

Oook »
@oook@im-in.space

Is anyone using on a desktop/laptop?

jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

“Yes, this is the year of the OpenBSD Desktop!”
ᐅ @gonzalo
x61.ar/log/2024/05/06052024135

Tara Stella 🌷 »
@tara@hachyderm.io

That is especially relevant now where some Desktop Environments are bound to Linux and (in particular) to systemd, forcing non-systemd distributions to provide emulation.

Or worse, making it really challenging to port to other Unixes like the family.

It's not systemd's or Linux fault per-se, but rather the attitude of developers that do not always consider a diverse environment.

2/2

Jadi »
@jadi@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Have 10mins to deepen your understanding of like systems?

Check the utistd.h page. This is the header file that provides access to the POSIX operating system API. Even a quick browse can show you how your program talks with your OS.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unistd.h

For example whenever your program needs a higher privilege (or to act as another user), it calls `setuid` for that. Or starts with `sudo/doas` to have a higher access but calls `setuid` to become "nobody" in most of its life cycle.

If still have a click to spare, check the setuid.h on man pages:

man.openbsd.org/setuid.2

in most cases OpenBSD man pages are the best references you need to understand the OS.

Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Got both Wayland and X working on that 128 GB SSD. Still haven't hit 30G total including my personal files that Syncthing carried over from the home server (which, admitedly, I keep as small as I can to avoid exactly this problem). That server was already running FreeBSD, so much fun to see these two beasties talking. I fear my built-in wifi card might be acting strange, but that aside I got Bluetooth hacked in place and pretty much ready to go (that is, steadily keep noticing the million quirks to come...)

Tara Stella 🌷 »
@tara@hachyderm.io

An excellent solution from @solene 👇 to protect tunnels on from attacks.

Have a closer look at the example about rdomain 0 and rdomain 1

dataswamp.org/~solene/2021-10-

Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

One way of configuring a new system is just moving your whole configuration directories and fixing whatever breaks. Depending on how different the systems are and how many things break you might have a working, customized system after a while fixing.

Another way of configuring a new system is doing the exact opposite of that. You see what the defaults are, and slowly move each configuration individually or even partially, slicing a subset of essential configuration that brings less dependencies in.

If you have the time, the second way helps you really learn both the new system you are moving into and the previous one. You get to thoroughly look at your previous configuration, drop unnecessary customization where defaults could be just as good and reevaluate pointless dependencies.

It will be a lot slower, but you end up with a minimal, portable set of configuration you can then consider a new, streamlined bundle built specially for that machine and moment in time.

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Tara Stella 🌷 »
@tara@hachyderm.io

As a proud member of the open source community since 1995, as being part of the OSS revolution as a , and employee, with regrets I have to admit @geerlingguy is not totally wrong:

youtube.com/watch?v=hNcBk6cwim
(Corporate Open Source is Dead)

This is why I'm increasingly embracing the world, particularly .

Also, some of the reasons are highlighted by @mms in this post:

michal.sapka.me/bsd/why-bsd/

vermaden »
@vermaden@bsd.network

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vermaden »
@vermaden@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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Tara Stella 🌷 »
@tara@hachyderm.io

Some random thoughts about Firmware-like OS, SLAX and 👩‍💻

Happy caffeinated Monday! (And for those in the UK, enjoy the bank holiday)

tara.sh/posts/2024/2024-05-06_

Unix Weekly » 🤖
@unix_discussions@mastodon.social

Leah Rowe »
@libreleah@mas.to

I need a decent VPS host that specialises in , specifically
based hosting. One that has a good track record for reliability, also good customer support, and general security practises.

I can google this, but I have a lot of BSD people following me, so I'm asking this here, because my followers will know better.

I'm moving all my self-hosted servers over to OpenBSD but some of it is intentionally outsourced, for a few reasons. If people can reply with suggestions that'd be super.

Michał »
@mms@emacs.ch

How can I be up-to-date with current developments of all without following their mailing lists? I'd love to know what they are cooking (got or graphical installer for example) but without following dev discussions, as those are too low-level for my needs.

jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

🧑‍💻 NetBSD On The State & Future Of X.Org/X11
➥ @phoronix

「 The bad news is that to have applications running we require access to a larger open source ecosystem, and that ecosystem has a lot of churn and is easily distracted by shiny new squirrels. The process of upstreaming stuff to X.Org is an ongoing process, but it's likely we'll run into things that will never be suitable for upstream 」

phoronix.com/news/NetBSD-State

Juno »
@jutty@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Recently got a cheap 128 GB SSD to see how BSD would run on my main machine, and this weekend threw FreeBSD on it. I'm sending this toot from the working system, and aside from the general configuration joy of being an Unix nerd, finding almost everything I need to know in the FreeBSD Handbook is a great perk on the second joy: reading docs and being able to flow acting on them.

Diane Bruce »
@DianeBruce@bsd.network

For those who think email is still simple... As someone who had to struggle with learning SPF, DKIM, DMARC and and and and ... it's not anymore. I am looking forward to @mwl talk about it "The State of email" at BSDCan coming at the end of the month.

Felix Palmen 📯 »
@zirias@techhub.social

@jadi @stefano I might follow your suit. Although I'm tooting about tech stuff in general, and have a second focus on (), I really wanted to use a -related instance at first, but back then, bsd.network never reacted, and bsd.cafe didn't exist yet 🙈 .. so I picked some random other instance looking "tech related".

I wasn't aware there's a "clean migration path" like this, thanks!

Felix Palmen 📯 »
@zirias@techhub.social

@jadi @stefano I might follow your suit. Although I'm tooting about tech stuff in general, and have a second focus on (), I really wanted to use a -related instance at first, but back then, bsd.network never reacted, and bsd.cafe didn't exist yet 🙈 .. so I picked some random other instance looking "tech related".

I wasn't aware there's a "clean migration path" like this, thanks!

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

In my tech life, there are some constants like BSDs and Linux, as well as changes that reflect the evolution of technology. I've cyclically used operating systems like MacOS, Linux, and BSDs on my workstations. My journey with mobile devices started before the advent of smartphones, transitioning through the eras of Symbian and BlackBerry, and more recently to iOS and Android.
In 2020, during the lockdown and due to having a mid-range, somewhat outdated smartphone, I decided to switch back to iOS to take advantage of the period's deals. I predominantly used an iPhone for about three years before returning to Android for various reasons. Now, as I deliberate over which browser and email client to use, I'm reminded of how on iOS, life was simpler: all browsers were essentially Safari in disguise, and the integrated Mail client was the least resource-intensive and best integrated with the Apple Watch.
Here’s a quote for the connoisseurs: When there is only one candidate, there is only one choice!

Mesoklima »
@Mesoklima@ruhr.social

Is there a game like Dwarf Fortress, which is playable on ?

Mesoklima »
@Mesoklima@ruhr.social

I am looking for an application that I can use to manage personal finances
AND which is capable of online transactions
AND which runs on .

Do you have any ideas?

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@BoxyBSD@bsd.cafe People asked me, if I could share the current distribution stats of the used systems on my service. has taken the lead! and (still beta) share the second place. Unfortunately, follows as the last one.

jhx »
@jhx@fosstodon.org

Weekend time... and that means:
More fun in the coming days 😎

Btw: Got a system for free from work.
A Ryzen system with 8 Cores and 8GB of RAM.... perfect to run some on it

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@mms
systems work and work and work....
Stable, safe and familiar.
True to the spirit

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

The great thing about having many systems:
Experimentation all the way.
I can run all the systems I want without worrying.
or all the way! 🐧

Tara Stella 🌷 »
@tara@hachyderm.io

OpenBSD weird experiments

@solene I was asking myself the same. I mean, it's a nice test, but IMHO the real value of restic is file-level backup.

I have a similar recurring question in my mind: file-level backup with restic or ZFS snapshot replication? (I don't have an answer)

Peter N. M. Hansteen »
@pitrh@mastodon.social

EuroBSDCon 2024 registration is now open!

Important dates:
2024-05-02: Registration opens tickets.eurobsdcon.org
2024-06-15: Proposal submission deadline events.eurobsdcon.org/
2024-07-15: Schedule published
2024-09-19—22: EuroBSDCon 2024 in Dublin

See you in for the event of the year!

Tara Stella 🌷 »
@tara@hachyderm.io

@solene Nice one!!! I would have gone if it hadn't overlapped with a personal event.
Enjoy EuroBSDCon! I know there will be great people there!

Michał »
@mms@emacs.ch

New article:

"There’s a multitude of Operating Systems to choose from. You may have been using something like Windows or MacOS and be perfectly happy with it. You can step up and use Linux, Haiku or even Amiga OS. So, why do I think a BSD system may be a great choice?"

michal.sapka.me/bsd/why-bsd/

Rafael »
@ipxfong@mastodon.sdf.org

What web server do you like for FreeBSD? I started out with lighttpd but I don't think it's a good fit for me. I'd like to have user homepages and looking at the documentation, the lighttpd folks are focused elsewhere. They provide a module to do this but most of its documentation is about how using it is a bad idea. Can you recommend a light weight httpd that might be better suited to a home network? Thanks!

Tomáš »
@prahou@merveilles.town

❄️ freezr ❄️ »
@freezr@bsd.network

Poor friends, even the iconic has been replaced...

My suggestion is: don't wait!
, run to adopt a sane like operative system!

There are plenty of great choices, you won't be disappointed whatever you decide to pick up!

Matthias Schmidt »
@_xhr_@cybervillains.com

TIL that you can redirect clear(1)'s standard output to a file and the use cat on the file to clear the screen.

$ clear > foo
$ cat foo

Peter N. M. Hansteen »
@pitrh@mastodon.social

Michał »
@mms@emacs.ch

For my “why you should use bsd desktop” article (wip) I’d like to link to people’s technical reasons. I’ve already got a great one from @vermaden (the “quare one”) but I’d love to have also something from open, net and dragon.

Have you written something like this by any chance? The more detailed walkthrough the tech stack of flavor of your choosing and the more examples of your usage the better!

vermaden »
@vermaden@bsd.network

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vermaden »
@vermaden@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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Michał »
@mms@emacs.ch

Are there some studies in FreeBSD performance for serving apis? Is there gain for such short connections from the network stack?

Graham Perrin »
@grahamperrin@mastodon.bsd.cafe

TIL

"Fred is the name of the mascot of the DragonFly BSD, and owns the assets of the Project, …"

<dragonflybsd.org/docs/faq/FAQ->

jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

🚀 Netflix Case Study – FreeBSD Foundation

「 “We decided what we were doing was silly, and what we should do is track FreeBSD-CURRENT. It sounds crazy because that’s where everybody pushes all their stuff, but it’s actually the best thing in the world for us.”  」

freebsdfoundation.org/netflix-

Juan Camós »
@jcamos@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends, what internet browser are you using and why?

I want to try something new.

I know this is a bit vague, but I want to know what good (preferably with low need of resources) alternatives are out there.

Thanks! 😎

Graham Perrin »
@grahamperrin@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@garyhtech @laffer1 success!

startx

– without attempting to use a display manager (although I will install Firefox, and reinstall XDM, to maybe learn a little more).

A prior experiment with EFI enabled in VirtualBox – not a default, for FreeBSD guests – failed. No surprise there.

The pictured search for scfb was pure imagination.

Screenshot: Xfce on MidnightBSD 3.1.5 (301007) in Oracle VirtualBox 6.1.50 r161033 on FreeBSD 15.0-CURRENT (1500018).
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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

@stefano@bsd.cafe thank you and everyone very much for joining!

We had nice talks about improving , getting new users attracted into based systems like , , but also covering the lacks of it. Outcome was, that a one already worked on that which might result in a new community project (which may also result into a new service). I don’t want to teaser too much, the related persons will provide more details and insights. It was a great first meeting, looking forward into the next upcoming ones!

More details and participating informations at: https://wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdpub

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Just wrapped up the first virtual meeting of 'BSD Pub,' hosted by @gyptazy
Had a delightful and friendly conversation with wonderful folks, and some really interesting ideas emerged for the future. Thanks to everyone and... looking forward to the next meeting!

Details will be posted on the corresponding page: wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdp

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

Just grab your stickers together with your free , or VM! You will probably find them on the next conferences :)

@BoxyBSD@bsd.cafe

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Weekly BSD Pub

*BSD friends, just remember that on Thursday there'll be the first Weekly BSD Pub virtual meeting, organized by @gyptazy

More information here: wiki.bsd.cafe/docs:weekly-bsdp

 

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Audacity 3.5 Brings Cloud Project Saving, Improved BSD Support

phoronix.com/news/Audacity-3.5

vermaden »
@vermaden@bsd.network

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vermaden »
@vermaden@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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❄️ freezr ❄️ »
@freezr@bsd.network

@mms

I didn't get your article, usually when anyone doesn't recommend, for instance, an operative system is because:

  • the development is led by corporations who don't respect end users' rights.

  • or because suddenly those corporations made almost impossible to get the source code.

  • or because that OS constantly spy on you.

  • or perhaps fix bugs slower and force you to change your hardware at any new release.

None of the above happens across the majority of the , therefore there is not need to dissuade others to explore them.

If I would explore or on the desktop side, and I do that, it is my concern none your. If I consider, like many others, that is worth investing time in overcome a lot of issues — as in the early days of — I believe that is worth understanding the reasons rather than say: «don't do that!».

The most important thing is if people don't try to make stuff working on the desktop side this will never improve.

If you care about diversity and are against any form on mono-culture you should encourage people to try anything including any BSD, or and .

The Linux-monoculture is a problem, and the only remedy is struggling with other Opensource operative system and help them growing and getting better...

jhx »
@jhx@fosstodon.org

Made a decision.
For the longest time I've always had too many distros that I tried to run and support.
I need to fokus on something in the end... and not drift around all the time.
So, it is - only
I use all day / every day.
It does not make sense for me to run any other distro.

On the side I will focus on - that's it.

The many distros / derivatives have learned me a lot over the years... and I'm very thankful for that. But, less is more.

Michał »
@mms@emacs.ch

Another text for today - " Why you shouldn't run a BSD on a PC"

"Changing GNU/Linux distribution can be done on a whim, as underneath all of that you’ve got the same basic operating systems. With BSDs it’s not the same. One should try to understand the downsides, as not to waste the next 20 years exploring an OS that simply is not a good fit."

michal.sapka.me/bsd/why-not-bs

(I thought I will write the pro-BSD text first, but the hell with calendars)

Ricardo Martín »
@fluxwatcher@mastodon.social

Ric🐧☕ »
@r1w1s1@mastodon.social

@fbfortune something nice to learning that´s why *BSD is what it is :) no systemd at all :) Thats why I like path.

Leonardo da Vinci: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Tomáš »
@prahou@merveilles.town

Playing videos, displaying images and streaming online content on without a graphical server.

automa.triapul.cz/no-gui-mpv/

openbsd typewriter

jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

🎁 NetBSD turns 30 and releases version 10

「 Among the highlights are improved SMP performance, faster virtual memory, an improved scheduler, which is aware of performance and efficiency cores, much improved cryptography and security including WireGuard VPN support and support for ARMv8-A security features, and wide-ranging improvements to the system's code sanitizers, testing, and QA 」

theregister.com/2024/04/17/30y

BSDCan »
@bsdcan@bsd.network

Registration for the 20th BSDCan conference at the University of Ottawa is open! Visit bsdcan.org/2024/registration.p to register. (Please allow three days for your conference payment via paypal to register). The conference will be May 31 - June 1, preceded by two days of tutorials.

You can find our list of programming including talks and tutorials, masking policy, information about the venue and local accommodations and more at bsdcan.org. A tourism group will be visiting Ottawa attractions concurrently with the conference, so bring your families!

We are still welcoming volunteers, sponsors and lightning talk participants. Join our announcements mailing list at lists.bsdcan.org for the most complete and timely conference updates. We're looking forward to a fun, safe and valuable conference!

jhx »
@jhx@fosstodon.org

Good advice/apps to break out of the surveillance insanity.
Next to running / there are many great applications one can run and use.

prism-break.org/en/

Peter N. M. Hansteen »
@pitrh@mastodon.social

Important dates for 2024:

2024-05-01: Registration opens (2024.eurobsdcon.org/registrati)
2024-06-15: CfP closes (2024.eurobsdcon.org/cfp/index.)
2024-06-22: PC finalizes speaker selection
2024-07-15: Schedule published
2024-09-19—22: EuroBSDCon 2024 in Dublin (2 tutorial days, 2 talks days)

Peter N. M. Hansteen »
@pitrh@mastodon.social

Registration for the twentieth
year of BSDCan is now open! See
bsdcan.org/2024/registration.p

We have tutorials on PF, running your own email, TLS, BGP,
and NSH + Two days of talks on everything from systems
administration, networking, and programming

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@peterkotrcka
came a long way....
Many things changed back from the old days!

jhx »
@jhx@fosstodon.org

Check out this lovely program 😎

qXmoji:
"qXmoji is a very simple emoji keyboard designed to work with any X11 application. It uses Qt to show its GUI, but "types" emojis using plain X11 keyboard events."

github.com/Zirias/qxmoji

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Fun fact:

I still remember my first steps.
I was absolutely fascinated by when I first found it back on 2009...
Well, it's been a long time... and I still run

The feeling of running never left. I can't quite explaint it.. it felt alien and familiar at the same time - peradox.

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Small rant:

is a sane platform - period!

Why?
It works and is dependable.

Does that matter anymore?
More than ever!

We live in a constantly changing world - for better or worse.
Many chase the next best thing... code is getting bloated more and more by the hour.

In the end we have a safe place to grow and learn...
It is called:

Run and enjoy the journey!
After all: This is the way it was supposed to be! 😎

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

"How it all began"

I saw an ad for this CD set at a very low price in a computer magazine. I decided to give it a try, enticed by the low cost and this 'alternative solution to Windows', and in late 1996 I ordered this set.
When it arrived, I was fascinated (having never used a Unix or Unix-like system before) but a bit daunted by the lack of support for the main applications I knew. A few months later, though, I decided to give it another go and from that point, I never looked back. Whether it was Linux, one of the BSDs, or something similar (but Unix or Unix-like), I was not going back to systems like Windows.

My today is probably one of the most significant in my computing life.

#1996

This is a photo of a 6-CD set case for "InfoMagic LINUX Developer's Resource". The CD case cover has a whimsical cartoon character on the front, which appears to be an anthropomorphic penguin dressed as a wizard, complete with a wizard's hat and a magic wand. The character is standing on a stylized representation of the globe. The background is blue and there is a yellow banner on the top right corner that says "QuickStart Guide inside". The packaging suggests that this is a software resource kit for Linux developers from the era when software was commonly distributed on CDs.This is a photo of the back cover of the "InfoMagic LINUX Developer's Resource CD-ROM" case. The cover lists the contents of the 6-CD set, including distributions like Red Hat 3.0.3 "Picasso", Slackware 3.1, Debian GNU/Linux 1.1.4, and others, with various kernel sources up to version 2.0.12+. It mentions the inclusion of a "QuickStart" installation guide and additional software like X-Free86 Version 3.1.2, with references to online resources. There's also information about the included on-line documentation like "Installation & Getting Started Guide" by Matt Welsh and "Network Administrators Guide", as well as file format details. Contact information for InfoMagic, including telephone, fax, email, and web address, is listed, along with the company's address in Flagstaff, AZ. A barcode is present on the bottom right. The text indicates the product is from 1996, providing a glimpse into the distribution of Linux software in the mid-1990s.

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Friends of and good morning!
Will I manage to sit at my desk today and actually do some of the things I've been wanting to do? 😄

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@Neznak
Welcome to the world! 😎

ClaudioM »
@claudiom@bsd.network

Nice to see updated to 2.0 and using with a good amount of support. Looking forward to seeing it in soon (or at least in -current) so I can test it out with Wayland on it. ​​​

lxqt-project.org/release/2024/

Ricardo Martín »
@fluxwatcher@mastodon.social

Any comments/experience from anyone out there using S3 Object Storage via
freshports.org/sysutils/fusefs
Kissing goodbye.

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@gyptazy @vermaden @dexter
Will the first meeting be announced in the .cafe matrix channel?
Just so anyone knows when to start the fun 🙂

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@mizuo
Have fun running puffy
is a amazing derivative.
...and Plasma is a awesome DE.
Hope you are enjoying it 😉

Ricardo Martín »
@fluxwatcher@mastodon.social

Do you remember when, around 7 years ago, one of the big promises from @nextcloud was to create a foundation?

A foundation that could, among other things, give the community a voice, and produce a coding style guideline striving for compatible and portable code.

I do.

Digital Mark λ ☕️ 🕹 🐙 »
@mdhughes@appdot.net

After Theo's death/ascension, the OpenBSD installer became less reliable.

analognowhere.com/_/iutcga/

Girl with a freshly installed OpenWellington inside her forehead.

Puffy: "You'll feel a slight jolt. When we're done, you'll be running BSD."

Puffy connects Girl to a machine and begins the boot process.

OpenBlade looks over Puffy's shoulder: "What are the odds of bricking her brain?"

Puffy: "13 to 1"

Girl drools, but the initial boot screen appears in her vision.

Puffy and OpenBlade sweat nervously.

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

@stefano
Perfect time for installing on it 😉

Peter N. M. Hansteen »
@pitrh@mastodon.social

Diane Bruce »
@DianeBruce@bsd.network

Anyone else getting that USENet vibe from Mastodon?

vermaden »
@vermaden@bsd.network

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@vermaden@mastodon.bsd.cafe

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Ricardo Martín »
@fluxwatcher@mastodon.social

"In short, it’s easy to have your system automatically manage snapshots for you, which in turn makes it near-criminally irresponsible not to!"
⸺ klarasystems.com

"near-criminally irresponsible not to" 😉 👍

jhx »
@jhx@mastodon.bsd.cafe

Have a great filled sunday everyone

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

⚠️ The BSD Pub ⚠️

Hey Fans!

We all share the same interests - based systems like , and .

We chat all day, sharing thoughts, questions and help. We talk on Matrix across different channels, we share on the . We have @vermaden@bsd.cafe's newsletter, we have @dexter@bsd.network's and calls and many other ones I can't list here.

Wondering if there would be and interests in the , , etc., for a weekly smalltalk session like in a pub. Just a Jitsi based video/audio call where we can meet, discuss things from newsletter, trending things from the or just have off-topic and openminded discussions. This could result into the meeting.

I know, some people are shy - keep your cam off until you feel comfortable and feel free to join the discussions. Even this meetings should make fun and no pressure - so if someone is not in the mood or can't make it - no worries. No one will judge.

Would you be interested?


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No:4

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gyptazy »
@gyptazy@gyptazy.ch

⚠️ The BSD Pub ⚠️

Hey Fans!

We all share the same interests - based systems like , and .

We chat all day, sharing thoughts, questions and help. We talk on Matrix across different channels, we share on the . We have @vermaden@bsd.cafe's newsletter, we have @dexter@bsd.network's and calls and many other ones I can't list here.

Wondering if there would be and interests in the , , etc., for a weekly smalltalk session like in a pub. Just a Jitsi based video/audio call where we can meet, discuss things from newsletter, trending things from the or just have off-topic and openminded discussions. This could result into the meeting.

I know, some people are shy - keep your cam off until you feel comfortable and feel free to join the discussions. Even this meetings should make fun and no pressure - so if someone is not in the mood or can't make it - no worries. No one will judge.

Would you be interested?


Yes:44
No:4

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Ricardo Martín »
@fluxwatcher@mastodon.social

" If 386BSD had been available when I started on Linux, Linux would probably never had happened."
⸺ Linus Torvalds

jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

🫠 iXsystems: No one is being 'marooned' by Debian focus | Chris Mellor

「 BSD aficionados don’t like this change. Moore said: “Talk is cheap and complaints are free. You know, everyone loves to complain about it. But … if people wanted to push FreeBSD forward for the last 15 years, they would have.” 」

blocksandfiles.com/2024/04/08/

jbz »
@jbzfn@mastodon.social

🐡 OpenBSD is a Cozy Operating System | Bradley Taunt

✅ Incredibly secure operating system (No xz drama here...)
✅ Detailed documentation. Probably one of the best of any OS
✅ Much smaller codebase and small core team
✅ Complete operating system (kernel, userland utilities, libraries, applications combined)

btxx.org/posts/OpenBSD_is_a_Co

Stefano Marinelli »
@stefano@mastodon.bsd.cafe

This has been a very intense week, and today wasn't any different, but I managed to get back on track with the setup of the BSD Based mail hosting. Now the quota is properly managed (and displayed on SOGo), and I've also implemented IMAP ACLs so I can share some mail folders with other users in the same domain.

The setup is progressing, and I'm really pleased with the result!

ClaudioM »
@claudiom@bsd.network

Continuing on the theme of and how I , here's a little video of how I have my OpenBSD install on this Core 2 Duo launch my Xorg session. Die to limited resources on this iMac, Fluxbox is the window manager of choice here, too. I also have GLsnake and BSOD with only the ENCOM security message from the MCP running, both of which are part of the package.

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