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Portable system administrator toolkit

Written by IT News on 5:19 AM

Frenzy is a "portable system administrator toolkit," LiveCD based on FreeBSD. Frenzy project generally contains software for hardware tests, file system check, security check and network setup and analysis.

After several months of delays and fundraising, the project has now announced the first beta release of the upcoming version 1.0. The new Frenzy is based on a pre-release version of FreeBSD 6.1, includes an improved hard disk installer, language options, an option to load the entire system into RAM disk, various methods to monitor disk activity, several new configuration tools, a new backup mechanism, an installer for USB storage devices, a stress testing utility, and many other updates.

What's New in 1.1 Beta 3 Development Release:

At last, a new beta version of Frenzy is released. Here are most important changes since 1.0: base system is FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE, X.Org updated to 7.3; system moved to Unionfs file system, you can edit almost all files after boot; added Frenzy Extension Module (FEM) support, a utility for FEM creation is available on FTP server; added ability to boot from ISO file on hard disk; boot options with disabled ATAPI DMA or ATA DMA; loader options 'mode' (select console resolution) and 'sound' (sound card detection); added options for work with serial console; GCC removed from base system, it will be available as FEM module; added more than 100 applications, among them ntfs-3g.

Download Frenzy 1.0 / 1.1 Beta 3

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