Greetings fellow BSD folks! Christmas is here ! Did you know that there’s life outside of chocolate, turkey and countless hours of watching Home Alone? Here are 6 gift ideas for the BSD aficionados out there. 1. Introduction to the FreeBSD Open Source Operating System LiveLessons This series of videos from Addison-Wesley, is a must have for the BSD fan. During the more than 10 hours of discourse, Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick does a superb job of taking you into a tour of the many subsystems that make FreeBSD.
During a recent BSDNow podcast, Allan and Kris mentioned that it would be nice to have a tutorial on how to create a FreeBSD image for OpenStack using the official release(7) tools. With that, it came to me that: #1 I do have access to an OpenStack environment and #2 I am interested in having FreeBSD as a guest image in my environment. Looks like I was up for the challenge.
Updates: @12-12-2016: - I’m making this a permanent entry into the blog under “Learn BSD”. - Added reference to BSDTV, OpenBSD FAQ, Dragronfly BSD Digest Magic now. Magic I unnerstan’. The Color of Magic, Discworld #1 Yes, magic, but unlike our character Rincewind in The Color of Magic, the spells that I’ve learned over the years by using BSD’s are still somewhat accessible in my memory - I don’t just forget them after studying it for months but using it for just a single time.