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Daemon News was quiet for a long time and is now springing back to life. Chris Coleman and Mikel King explain what is going on.
20 Years of BSD History (Coleman, Chris) 200503
Marshall Kirk McKusick's work with Unix development spans some twenty years. From his first paper on the implementation of Berkeley Pascal in 1979, to his pioneering work in the eighties on the BSD Fast File System, the BSD virtual memory system, the final release from the UC Berkeley Computer Systems Research Group, 4.4 BSD Lite2, and his work after 4.4 BSD. A key figure in Unix development, his experiences chronicle not only the innovative technical achievements but also the interesting personalities and philosophical debates in Unix over the past twenty years. His talk covers many of these areas as he describes his years at the Computer Systems Research Group at Berkeley.
Editorial (Bogen, David) 200502
How do we grow BSD's installed base?
BSD/OS Grows Grass Roots (Coleman, Chris) 200501
bsdmall.com opens up BSD/OS to a community supported development model.
Digium releases g.729 codec for FreeBSD (Coleman, Chris) 200412
Digium makes the g.729 speech vocoder codec available for FreeBSD after bsdnews.com readers lobby for a FreeBSD port
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200411
Where has Daemon News been? and Why are you publishing an old issue?
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200410
How can you help advocate BSD?
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200409
O'Reilly's Open Source Convention
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200408
The Daemon's Are No Longer Just in My Head.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200407
Chris updates us on where he has been spending his time.
BSD Art Contest (Coleman, Chris) 200406
BSD Mall is looking for new BSD merchandise art and ideas.
BSDCan Conference Roundup (Coleman, Chris) 200405
Didn't make it to BSDCan? Here are all the things you missed so you can start feeling guilty.
FreeBSD 4.Ten (Coleman, Chris) 200404
Chris explains BSD version numbers and why FreeBSD 4.10 doesn't fit the standard.
Daemon News Print Magazine (Coleman, Chris) 200403
Chris Coleman explains where the print magazine has been and what is going to happen to it.
BSDCon Canada - BSDCan? (Coleman, Chris) 200402
BSDCan is pleased to announce the first Canadian BSD conference. It will be held May 13-16, 2004 in Ottawa, Canada.
MacWorld Expo 2004 (Coleman, Chris) 200401
Chris contrasts the difference in MacWorld Attendees from this year and last.
SCO: What Are They Really Up To? (Coleman, Chris) 200312
Lawsuits against BSD don't seem very logical, even for SCO. Chris Coleman investigates.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200311
FreeBSD 4.9, Java, and Office Applications
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200310
OroborOSX, X11, and OpenOffice.org on Mac OS X
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200309
A Guest Editorial from BSDCon 2003 by Michael W. Lucas.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200308
Using a Palm with BSD by Chris Coleman.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200307
Articles, yes my precious, we must have them! by Chris Coleman
New BSD books and releases (Coleman, Chris) 200306
Just thought I'd make a few notes on some recent BSD books and releases that came available. This isn't a complete list, since quite a bit is happening, but these are the ones I have been paying attention to.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200305
Newbie's Corner: Searching through files with grep and egrep
Editorial (Pham, Linh) 200304
A call for articles
Old Fashioned Peer-to-Peer Networking (Coleman, Chris) 200303
Old-fashioned peer-to-peer networking
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200302
As anyone who has done one can attest, putting together a Ezine is a lot of work. We have been at this for four and a half years! We have changed a lot, grown quite a bit and lost a few people to "real life" along the way.
OpenOffice.org for Mac OS X (Coleman, Chris) 200301
Move over Microsoft Office, there is a new Office Suite for Mac OS X.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200212
Seek and ye shall find, if your data mining skills are up to the task.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200211
Chris Coleman talks about the troubles in starting a new print magazine, and the hurdles that Daemon News had to get over to finance the print magazine.
Open Packages (Coleman, Chris) 200210
When I first proposed the open packages project, it wasn't a new idea. Creating a single package system that works for all BSD was and still is a very good idea. Organizing such a venture is quite a task. Getting enough people to agree on something to make a decision is nearly impossible. It's not difficult to suffer death by committee as people bring new ideas to the table.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200209
Our goal is to provide all the services necessary for people to take BSD seriously in a corporate environment. This would also include most of the things necessary to use BSD as a desktop computer and for personal use. We have quite a ways to go, but given our level of activity, we are certainly making progress.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200208
When Apple chose BSD Unix as the core we all shouted for joy. Finally someone recognized the usefulness of the BSD license and the power of BSD Unix that came 30 years in the making. Yet, there were critics in the open source community that accused Apple of riding the Open Source bandwagon, trying to get commercial gain from free software. However, that is why the BSD license was created, so people would use it.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200207
I recently spent three days at Usenix 2002 in Monterey CA. I didn't get much time to attend any of the tutorials, because I was standing behind a booth promoting BSD to whoever would listen. However, I did meet a lot of very interesting people.
Unleash the power of Unix hidden in Mac OS X (Coleman, Chris) 200206
With Mac OS X and the right Unix utilities, you don't have to dual boot to have the best of both worlds.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200205
I am sure that most of you will share the opinion that BSD's code base has been ready for enterprise computing for quite a while. It has all the characteristics necessary to allow a sysadmin to work headache free most of the time. However to be ready for enterprise level corporations, there are a few things that have been missing...
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200204
Building a self-funded company is difficult in any economy, and especially so in the current one. Its a backhanded blessing, however. One the one hand, you are protected from the "dot com" syndrome, where you burn through money faster than investors can throw it at you. But on the other hand, you can't get money if you wanted to, investors, loans or otherwise.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200203
Back in my December editorial, we announced our Hardware Certification program. Vendors would submit hardware and pay for a certification in our test labs, or give us hardware to review in our online or print magazine. First to take us up on the program was AMD. A few weeks after the editorial was published, AMD came and delivered the promised hardware.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200202
I'm writing this editorial from the classroom where I am teaching Daemon News' first training class. This is the last day of class, and I am pleased to report that it has gone very well.
Daemon News in 2001... and ahead! (Coleman, Chris) 200201
The year 2001 was a bumpy ride for BSD, and especially for Daemon News. We started the year with cash in our pockets preparing to expand and conquer.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200112
Wondering if the hardware you are going to buy is compatible with FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD or even Darwin? Now you can know for sure.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 200111
We announced last month that we were producing FreeBSD starting with release 4.5. We are gearing up to add a few more services, phone support being one of the first.
Recent BSD Releases (Coleman, Chris) 200110
NetBSD, FreeBSD, Darwin, and Mac OS X all came out with new releases recently and I thought I'd take a moment and call some attention to them.
Daemon News Print Magazine (Coleman, Chris) 200109
One of my earliest goals after we started Daemon News was to try to get it into print. The plan was to start out bi-monthly and then re-evaluate after three issues and see if we could move to a monthly schedule. However, things haven't worked out as we had hoped.
Open Packages Reaches Milestone 2 (Coleman, Chris) 200108
Each BSD project has its own 3rd party software packaging system. They are all based on the same code, yet, each of them have features that make one better than the other. Open Packages is a volunteer project to unify that code base and incorporate the best features of each.
Usenix Report (Sutter, Greg) 200107
Greg Sutter summarize Usenix Annual Technical Conference, this year held in Boston, Massachusetts, US.
How Can I Help (Coleman, Chris) 200106
Are you sitting around wondering what you should be doing? Want to help out with BSD, but don't know where your skills would be best put to use? There is always lots going on at Daemon News, Chris Coleman gives a few ideas where you might be able to lend a hand.
Sticks and Stones (Taylor, Brett) 200102
Advocacy is a gentle art...
New Year's Resolutions (Taylor, Brett) 200101
New Year's Resolutions by Brett Taylor.
The Start of the BSD Millenium (Taylor, Brett) 200012
Contrary to the beliefs of many people, next year is the first year of the new millenium and it's now time to look back and see how things have fared for BSD.
Time for a New BSD (Taylor, Brett) 200011
Time for a New BSD.
What a long strange road... (Taylor, Brett) 200010
This month Brett Taylor intended to spend some time following up those editorials by installing the beta version of Mac OS X and describing how Apple handled those issues.
Unified BSD Package Collection (Coleman, Chris) 200009
Unified BSD Package Collection.
Dumbing Down - Part 2 (Taylor, Brett) 200008
This is part two of June's editorial.
Surge in BSD space, news at 11. (Coleman, Chris) 200007
Chirs Coleman, as a publisher of BSD news and articles, tend to keep track of who writes well and where they get published. Especially interesting to him are the places that publish BSD related items.
Dumbing Down? (Taylor, Brett) 200006
How do we bring in new users accustomed to an automated "click here" world without alienating the old timers who don't want things to change?
Standards (Taylor, Brett) 200005
The Future of BSD? (Taylor, Brett) 200004
The Future of BSD? Apple has released Darwin as Open Source and it's based on code taken from FreeBSD and NetBSD...
The Commercial World and Open Source (Taylor, Brett) 200003
The Commercial World and Open Source.
No time to rest (Taylor, Brett) 200002
Brett Taylor had made up two short and sweet rules of being a good advocate to BSD.
Hopes for a new year (Taylor, Brett) 200001
BSD and Daemon News in 2000 and beyond
LISA '99 in Review (Coleman, Chris) 199912
LISA '99 in Review
The Real(TM) Y2K Problem (Taylor, Brett) 199911
BSD, well-meaning computer people, and Y2K
Daemon News is Growing! (Coleman, Chris) 199910
Daemon News is Growing!
Editorial (Taylor, Brett) 199909
Time isn't always on your side...
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 199908
Editorial (Taylor, Brett) 199907
The best of times...
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 199906
Writing for D�mon News ? The Daemon News is a volunteer magazine; everything from the web space to the feature articles are donated to the project.
Editorial (Taylor, Brett) 199905
A look ahead.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 199904
What every Linux user needs to know about BSD
Editorial (Taylor, Brett) 199903
Supporting Open Source software
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 199902
One BSD, Two BSD, Three BSD. More?
Editorial (Taylor, Brett) 199901
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 199812
One Big BSD.
Editorial (Taylor, Brett) 199811
Keeping the momentum.
Editorial (Coleman, Chris) 199810
Chris Coleman describes the hectic life of a Daemon News editor.
Welcome to Daemon News (Taylor, Brett) 199809
Hello, and welcome to Daemon News' first issue.