Workshop: Getting Started with FreeBSD


FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), also known as “Berkeley Unix.” It’s known for its reliability, stability, and advanced networking and performance. Join us for a full-day workshop to teach you how to install FreeBSD and the ports and packages necessary to get you up and running.

Once you’ve gotten the basics sorted, you’ll dive into setting up FreeBSD with a desktop environment and learn how to get a web browser installed. Then, we'll teach you how to deploy bulk port management with Poudriere and automate the configuring of FreeBSD.

You’ll leave the workshop with the knowledge to install and administer a FreeBSD Operating System and know where to go to learn even more about using FreeBSD.

Workshop Requirements: Bring a laptop computer with either VirtualBox or VMware Fusion installed.

Room 209
Friday, March 15, 2024 - 14:00 to 17:00