Wednesday, August 29, 2007

bsdtalk127 - Why I like the CLI

Why I like the CLI:
  • Uses minimal resources. Less space, less memory, fewer dependencies.
  • Transparency. GUI hides internals, limits options.
  • Similar between Unix-like systems. GUI tools seem to change every week.
  • Remote management. SSH rocks.
  • Everything is text. Configs, devices, output. CLI is natural complement.
  • Pipes and scripts. One time is hard, a thousand times is easy.
  • Only need a few tools. Grep, sed, awk, vi, cron.
  • Text config files. Easy to version, share, and comment.
  • Requires reading skills instead of clicking skills.
  • Much faster when you know what you are doing.

File Info: 12Min, 6MB.

Ogg Link:
http://cisx1.uma.maine.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk127.ogg

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

bsdtalk126 - MidnightBSD founder Lucas Holt

News:
I was interviewed on the LinuxReality podcast.

Interview with MidnightBSD founder Lucas Holt.

File Info: 15Min, 7MB.

Ogg Link:
http://cisx1.uma.maine.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk126.ogg

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

bsdtalk125 - Matthew Dillon

News:
The NetBSD Foundation would like to announce its 2007 fundraising campaign. See http://www.netbsd.org/donations/ for more details.

Interview with DragonflyBSD's Matthew Dillon. We talk about the 1.10 release and the design of a new filesystem.

File Info: 20Min, 10MB

Ogg Link:
http://cisx1.uma.maine.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk125.ogg

Monday, August 06, 2007

bsdtalk124 - PC-BSD Founder Kris Moore

Interview with PC-BSD Founder Kris Moore. We talk about the upcoming 1.4 release.

File Info: 12Min, 6MB.

Ogg Link:
http://cisx1.uma.maine.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk124.ogg