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MeetBSD California 2014 Recap

Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on November 19, 2014

This year’s MeetBSD California Conference was a tremendous success. Nearly 200 people attended the conference, which was held at Western Digital’s San Jose office, over the course of both days. The conference was held in the “unConference” format, and featured breakout sessions and lightning talks, as well as full-length talks from renowned figures in the BSD Community.

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All Things Open 2014 Recap

Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on October 30, 2014

All Things Open was held in Raleigh on October 22 and 23. This was the largest ATO to date, with over 1000 attendees. There was also a good mix of female attendees, due in part to the Women in Open Source panel on the second day and the number of female speakers.

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Ohio Linuxfest 2014 Recap

Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, PC-BSD, Tradeshow Events on October 28, 2014

Aside from early in the morning and late in the afternoon, there were always lots of people in the Expo hall visiting the FreeBSD booth. I noticed we had a very low percentage of "drive-by" visitors—most people stayed and talked about some aspect of FreeBSD. I would say that we had a pretty even split between system administrators (who were interested in FreeNAS) and desktop users (who were interested in PC-BSD and Lumina).

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iXsystems Products Not Vulnerable to Shellshock-related Exploits

Posted in Announcement, FreeNAS, PC-BSD on October 02, 2014

Over the past few weeks, the Open Source Software community has been dealing with the fallout from the discovery of a significant vulnerability in the GNU Bash shell used by default in many Linux-based operating systems. iXsystems products are based on FreeBSD, not Linux. Like FreeBSD, our software does not use Bash by default. Most of the "Shellshock" vulnerabilities result from programs that pass external input directly to Bash. While iXsystems software does include Bash as a user shell option, Bash is never the system shell by default and thus our software is not vulnerable to the exploits currently being seen in the wild.

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Fossetcon 2014 Recap

Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on September 15, 2014

Fossetcon was held on September 11-13 in Orlando, FL. iXsystems sponsored a FreeBSD booth in the expo area of this event. It was conveniently located next to the FreeBSD Brasil booth as three members of one of the largest FreeBSD user groups in the world came from Brazil to assist at that booth.

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OSCON 2014 Recap

Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on July 29, 2014

My experience at OSCon 2014 in Portland, Oregon was nothing short of interesting. It was my first tradeshow experience, but it went surprisingly well on the first day. Upon our arrival, we had a short opening reception that lasted about an hour.

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iXsystems Sponsors Nzega Digital Library Initiative

Posted in FreeNAS, Misc, Press Release on June 16, 2014

FreeNAS Mini Storage Appliance to form core of Digital Book Archive

iXsystems, an industry leader in Open Source enterprise server and storage solutions, recently agreed to donate two FreeNAS Mini network storage appliances to the Nzega Digital Library Initiative (NDLI).

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Setting up your first NAS with FreeNAS by Benjamin Milman

Posted in Blog, FreeNAS, Tech Spotlight, Tradeshow Events on May 05, 2014

On April 27, 2014, Ben Milman gave a talk to a packed room during the 15th annual Linuxfest Northwest. The presentation taught newcomers to open source operating systems how to set up a Network Attached Storage device for their home or office using the FreeNAS software appliance.

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