Monday, May 17, 2004

Great News from Mar-Apr 04 FreeBSD Status Report

freebsd.png" align=left>The Mar-Apr 04 FreeBSD Status Report brings many glad tidings. The best in my opinion is word of a new version of Kirk McKusick's classic, called The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System (here's the Amazon.com link). It doesn't get any better than this, folks. Kirk wrote the definitive BSD book, The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System, in 1996. This long-awaited update is "based on FreeBSD 5.2 and the upcoming FreeBSD 5.3 releases... It is now in final production by Addison-Wesley and will be available in early August 2004. The ISBN is 0-201-70245-2." I can't wait for this one.

The report also mentioned availability of OpenOffice.org packages for FreeBSD and updates on the TrustedBSD Security-Enhanced BSD (SEBSD) project. I missed Robert Watson's talk at BSDCan.org due to attending Michael Richardson's libpcap 1.0 discussion. There are several papers on TrustedBSD and SEBSD available, however.

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