Jun
26

Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple to Become CTO at iXsystems

This press release went out this morning.

While it concentrates on FreeNAS, this is also very good news for PC-BSD, and ultimately, FreeBSD. We look forward to working with Jordan and benefiting from his experience at Apple. I see good things in PC-BSD’s future :-)

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Comments (15)

  • June 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm |

    Awesome news! :)

    I didn’t know this:

    Hubbard co-founded the FreeBSD project in 1993 and was a long-time executive employee of iXsystems’ corporate ancestors, BSDi and Walnut Creek CD-ROM. BSDi became iXsystems in 2001, and Walnut Creek became the FreeBSD Mall in 2002, before re-joining iXsystems in 2005.”

    I’m glad iXsystems snapped Jordan Hubbard up before someone like Microsoft got him. ;)

  • user78405
    June 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm |

    This is a big blow to APPLE..When steve Jobs died its apparent that people of Apple are seeing the writing on the walls that We are in a sinking ship time abandon..This company Apple is great but one flaw its not open to PC processors like AMD and Intel with Open motherboard like myself using Gigabyte with a bulldozer Cpu that can’t be run on MacOSX what a shame for Apple so i have no choice to support iXsystems flag ship os PCBSD. this will might blow Microsoft Windows when version 10 be ready to kill serious competition…This Desktop OS is ready for the masses while linux is still no sight to run desktop very disappointed from them…

    what is a funny joke that what will it called for PCBSD 10.…A PCBSD X

    • philip
      June 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

      Are you really saying that BSD is more desktop ready than Linux?

    • wassamattaU
      July 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm |

      Netcraft confirms: Apple is dying!

  • user78405
    June 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm |

    one question. when the founder came back, Does that means PCBSD is a true UNIX OS like Steve Jobs been claiming since OSX release ? sorry linux your not UNIX AT ALL…

    • June 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm |

      It always has been, though the term can’t be used as it is copyrighted.

  • philip
    June 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm |

    Its funny that bsd users always have to try to put linux down. If you dont like being compared to linux why do you bring it up so much? Especially since most of the time the put downs are extremely lame. Sorry linux youre not Unix at all. Duh… that was the point of linux.

    • ahto
      July 13, 2013 at 6:21 am |

      nope, not trying to put it down. Some distros are quite nice-looking and also feel internally and graphically “coherent”, like OpenSuSe..
      Ubuntu would be second runner for spot of a nice-looking linux that’s also trying to be internally more or less coherent..

      majority of Linuxes on the other hand feel like overly bloated and “dumbed down” semi-anarchy put together from ill-fitting pieces..

      sorry but that’s the feeling I get each time I use one. I “play” for fun with linux distros just to keep myself from being bored.

      FreeBSD might be making things harder for Joe Average but it’s at least giving me a feeling of monolithic Operating System instead of software puzzle

  • Jason Bacon
    July 1, 2013 at 9:54 am |

    This is great news. Welcome back Jordan!

  • July 2, 2013 at 6:55 pm |

    Great news indeed.

  • ramophethe
    July 6, 2013 at 7:41 am |

    Guys, this Linux-BSD wars are so lame. Phillip, are you saying Linux is not UNIX and it’s not trying to be UNIX compliant? One other thing, why is there a Linux Jail in BSD? Why does Freebsd boasts bieng able to run linux binaries? Both these are great in their own right, right?

  • July 21, 2013 at 2:20 am |

    […] Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple to Become CTO at iXsystems   […]

    • pez
      July 26, 2013 at 4:10 am |

      woot! jkh is back. looking forward to some leaps and bounds, and posts about fairings :-)

  • ShaunGeorge
    August 9, 2013 at 1:43 am |

    Another top coder jumping off the Apple ship and going back to root… is this the beginning of an exodus ?

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