For fans of Freenas .7...

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by IndyGunFreak, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. IndyGunFreak

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    Apparently, several of the original developers for FreeNas (which is now being run into the ground by iX Systems) have started a new NAS OS called "Nas4Free". The name sucks, but if you were a fan of the original FreeNas(ie, the one that worked).. you'll probably like this.

    There still seems to be at least one issue though....

    There still doesn't seem to be a viable UPNP app for .7. This doesn't seem to be a FreeNas/Nas4Free issue, but it's a Fruppes issue (note, I'm only stating this is still an issue, because people are constantly complaining about it in the FN channel and you hear the "file a bug report" chorus.. yes, I still hang out there).

    Why they have not switched to something w/ better support (mediatomb or minidlna) I have no idea

    So now for the NAS "do it yourself" types that don't want a virgin Linux server OS running their NAS.. you have OMV, FreeNas, OpenFiler, and Nas4Free.

    Although I'm still happily using OMV (and highly recommend it), I thought some of you might like to check it out...

    http://www.nas4free.org/index.php/nas4free-home/
     
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    Also, Distrowatch is doing a review of NAS operating systems...

    Freenas 8
    http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20120416#feature

    OMV
    http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20120423#feature

    Not sure if they'll get around to OpenFiler and Nas4Free or not. I hope so.

    Edit: Also, some of the complaints he had about OMV, were legitimate complaints, however, he seems to have reviewed an old version (or that article is older than I thought)..... He reviewed OMV 0.2.5, and the current version is .2.7.3. Most of the problems he mentioned, I had as well, but haven't had them for quite some time.

    Just thought I'd mention that.
     
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