Exploring the CBSD virtual environment management framework – part 0: Virtualization overview

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2022/cbsd_pt0.gmi One of the more revolutionary developments in computing history is virtualization. I've wanted to write a series of posts about CBSD for quite a while now. This post however is another … Continue reading Exploring the CBSD virtual environment management framework – part 0: Virtualization overview

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt2.gmi The previous article (part 1) on cross-platform package management / package building covered the basics by taking a look at what some of the many difficulties are. It briefly described some … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt1.gmi This is the first of a two articles on cross-platform package management / package building. It covers the basics by discussing why it is actually surprisingly (to many people) difficult to … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

Cancelling Richard Stallman?

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cancelling_rms.gmi If you have any interest in FLOSS (Free and Libre Open-Source Software), you know who Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS) is: As the founder of both GNU project and the Free Software … Continue reading Cancelling Richard Stallman?

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Linux, illumos and more (pt. 4)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt4.gmi Post 1 of this mini series is about what lead me to do this in the first place, features a little excursion for people new to PXE and details the setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Linux, illumos and more (pt. 4)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: PXE menu and *BSD (pt. 3)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt3.gmi Post 1 of this mini series is about what lead me to do this in the first place, features a little excursion for people new to PXE and details the setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: PXE menu and *BSD (pt. 3)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Required services (pt. 2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt2.gmi The previous post was about what lead me to do this in the first place, featured a little excursion for people new to PXE and most importantly detailed the setup of … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Required services (pt. 2)

Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Introduction (pt. 1)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/multi-os_pxe-booting_from_fbsd_pt1.gmi This is an introductory article; if you're familiar with PXE you will want to skip the excursion but may be interested in the "Why". The article ends with the post-installation setup … Continue reading Multi-OS PXE-booting from FreeBSD 12: Introduction (pt. 1)

CentOS killed by IBM – a chance to go new ways?

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2020/centos_killed.gmi On December 8 2020 a Red Hat employee on the CentOS Governing Board announced that CentOS would continue only as CentOS Stream. For the classical CentOS 8 the curtain will fall … Continue reading CentOS killed by IBM – a chance to go new ways?