Monday, May 23, 2011

JavaScript PC Emulator

JavaScript PC Emulator
This PC emulator is written in Javascript. The emulated hardware consists in the following devices:

- 32 bit x86 compatible CPU
- 8259 Programmble Interrupt Controller
- 8254 Programmble Interrupt Timer
- 16450 UART
- Real Time Clock.

The code is written in pure Javascript using the W3C Typed Arrays. A slightly slower fallback mode is implemented for browsers missing this support. For the exact list of supported browsers, see the FAQ. In any case, a fast Javascript engine is needed to have good performance.


Monday, May 2, 2011

FreeNAS 8 - Released

The release of FreeNAS 8 includes major architectural optimizations, a django-driven user interface, and ZFS - lending us some useful features like thin provisioning, periodic snapshots, LDAP and Active Directory authorization along with the most popular platform sharing protocols.

FreeNAS 8 retains enterprise-class services while eliminating some "Home User" functionality such as iTunes/DAAP, Bit Torrent, and UPnP. These features will make it back as third-party plugins at a later date. You may have noticed has changed a bit...


FreeNAS is a free, open source, Network-Attached Storage operating system based on FreeBSD. it uses a custom version of FreeBSD and a web-based interface to provide a fully-featured NAS environment. FreeNAS offers software-based storage and backup solutions for a variety of applications, from home to enterprise.