In a previous blog, I’d talked about installing a FreeBSD Desktop environment called TrueOS here and here. I wanted to try something a little different this time, and Project Trident is the latest option from iXsystems, who also make FreeNAS, so this looked like a good place to start.(more…)
I had a couple of hours free this afternoon, so decided to waste them having another play with TrueOS on my MacBook Air.
Now, who said dongles were a bad thing? I guess they are in the sense that they’re often seen as a replacement to standard IO ports in the march toward building thinner and lighter laptops, but to be honest for the number of times I actually need to use them it’s a trade-off I’m pretty happy to make. My MacBook that I use on a daily basis is thinner (and probably not much heavier) than the screen on the client’s laptop I’m currently using!
I found the USB Ethernet dongle for my MBA in the box I’d kept stored in the garage, so not too difficult to track down, and once plugged in and TrueOS was booted it was found and configured without any issues at all. (more…)
Well, the answer to the question is a resounding YES, although there is a fairly BIG caveat!
Well, that was probably an even a bigger schoolboy error than not reading the PC-BSD manual! In my search to find a solution to my ‘Start X’ error, it turns out the PC-BSD is no longer supported but is pretty much continuing under the TrueOS banner.