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Debian 6 Squeeze, the universal operating system, finally released

After exactly two years of development and with over 10,000 new packages, version 6 of the wunderkind jack of all trades, Debian, has been released. This release, along with support for i386, amd64, powerpc, sparc, mips, mipsel, ia64, s390 and armel architectures, also features a technical preview of Debian ported to the FreeBSD kernel, dubbed Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Along with the usual slew of...

FreeSBIE 2.0 - FreeBSD live CD hits major milestone

Released on January 15th, FreeSBIE 2.0 is a FreeBSD live CD for those looking to experience FreeBSD without making any commitment. Version 2.0, based on FreeBSD 6.2, is the result of almost 2 years of work by the FreeSBIE team (the last release was Dec 6th, 2004). FreeSBIE includes many popular desktop packages such as Gaim, Firefox 1.5, AbiWord, The Gimp and others (including MP3-playback...

FreeTechBooks.com

Looking for some great free books, or some stored knowledge in the form of e-books, lecture notes, programming texts? FreeTechBooks.com has you covered. All books are legally free and available for online viewing or download. There is a lot of great stuff here, and the only "catch" is that the texts are bound by their own terms, which isn't a problem in my book. Most of the titles are in the...

filtr: Turn cheap digital pics into works of art

Camera phones are undoubtedly alluring, but even the best of them produce mediocre images. Aaron Straup Cope, unsatisfied with his results, built filtr, a shell script for FreeBSD and OSX that will takes your blah camera phone photos and lets you apply one of seven filters to it: dazd, heathr, postcrd, postr, stndpipe, rockstr, and filtr. There's also movr, which will turn a video file into a...

PDFTK: Free PDF split, merge and more for the command line

I'm gonna warn you: If you're not comfy with a blinking white cursor on a black background, PDFTK probably isn't for you. However, I think it's fantastic. PDFTK is a tool that lets you do a variety of operations on PDF files from the command line. The feature that I found particularly valuable today was the ability to merge an arbitrary number of PDF files into a single PDF document. It can also...

FreeNAS: One-stop network-attached storage

I've often thought about dropping a couple of hard drives in an old PC and using it as a network file server, but the task of setting up the OS and getting things running seems daunting. FreeNAS, short for Free Network-Attached Storage, looks like it might be the solution I'vee been looking for. It's a 15MB download that includes a FreeBSD OS, CIFS (Samba), FTP, and NFS support, software RAID, and...

Self-contained anonymizing OS

Wired News is running an article about Anonym.OS, a project of kaos.theory security research that aims to bring an easy, anonymizing Internet experience to the masses. Anonym.OS is an OpenBSD live CD and when you put it into any PC, you're "presented with a text based wizard-style list of questions to answer, one at a time, with defaults that will work for most users. Within a few moments, a...