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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Switching to BSD Unix from GNU/Linux

PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
1930 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

On the lower level, follow the signs.



Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Switching to BSD Unix from GNU/Linux
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live (PSU WiFi Permitting)

By popular vote!

Got the systemd/iptables/wish-I-had-OpenZFS blues?

Relief is just a download away!

BSD Unix has been quietly powering the Internet and a little bit of just about EVERYTHING that rubs ones and zeros together for... ever.

Once named the "Greatest Software Ever Written*", the University of California, Berkeley Computer Science Research Group's "Berkeley Software Distribution" is better than ever in the form of modern FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and their derivatives.

LEARN what Enterprise-class file systems and firewalls are available out-of-the box on modern BSD Unix

SEE the bhyve "BSD Hypervisor" in action on FreeBSD

FRAG** better on FreeBSD thanks to its faster-than-Linux Linux emulation

** I take people's word for it

This talk was originally proposed by long-time GNU/Linux user Larry Cafiero for LinuxFest Nortwest 2016 but was delivered by Portlander Michael Dexter when Larry could not attend the event.

About Michael Dexter

Michael fell in love with BSD Unix the moment he sat down in front of it at Lewis and Clark College in January of 1991. Since then, he has shepherded five virtualization and containment strategies into three BSDs, raised money for BSD efforts, organized three bhyvecon conferences, written dozens of articles about BSD Unix and spoken about BSD Unix-related topics at more events than he can count.

While PDXBSDCon has yet to take place, Michael is seriously considering printing "PDXBSDCon 2014" t-shirts.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

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