BSDanyware 4.5 Released & Tested

May 6, 2009

Hello Folks!

Right, so I’m going to skip the review on this one, as it seems to basically be a bootable live CD of OpenBSD 4.5 and as-such it would basically be reviewing OpenBSD 4.5 besides, all my posts so far, besides one, have been a review. so time to make one, which is not 😀

So, instead of reviewing it, I’ll be quickly testing it.

Summery of changes since last release..

  • Upgraded base system to OpenBSD 4.5
  • Now holds official OpenBSD Kernel.
  • New Artwork

As you can see, it’s not really enough to base an entire review on (I feel anyway)

What I’ll be testing

  • Does it boot?
  • Does it work?
  • What are the limits?

Again, you can see, clearly not enough to base a whole review on.
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FreeBSD 7.2 Released – And Reviewed [Updated]

May 4, 2009

Hello folks!

Right, so I decided, I’d do a review as one of my first posts, as FreeBSD 7.2 was released today.

General Release Information

The main changes in this release are:

  • Support for fully transparent use of superpages for application memory
  • Support for multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses for jails
  • Csup(1) now supports CVSMode to fetch a complete CVS repository
  • Gnome updated to 2.26, KDE updated to 4.2.2
  • Sparc64 now supports UltraSparc-III processors

You can see full announcement Here.

What I’ll be reviewing..

  • Installation
  • General usability
  • Package management
  • Gnome 2.26
  • KDE 4.2.2

So really, it’ll be more like a review of just 7.x in general. I’m keeping this review simple, as I’m better with Linux than BSD and rarely use BSD. But don’t worry, that will not affect my review. If you feel I’m being unfair to BSD and not giving it an honest review, drop me a comment about that. and I may or may not re-review FreeBSD. I do not have a Sparc Machine avaliable so I cannot test the new sparc bits, I will be reviewing i386.

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