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Debian-based TrueNAS Scale updated – and iXsystems wins a gong

Liam Proven (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

Re: NAS4free^WXigmaNAS

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> After the split, I stayed with NAS4free (now called XigmaNAS) mostly due to painless upgrade from old, no longer supported FreeNAS installation.

You know what, that is a good point, and I think I should have a proper look at XigmaNAS.

I tried it briefly in a VM and I found its setup procedure not merely difficult but inscrutable, but TBH, I never looked at FreeNAS back in the day.

I have told iXsystems that by not supporting installation directly onto a USB key, they are alienating their old FreeNAS users. *Everyone* I know who used FreeNAS ran this way. But iXsystems do not seem to get it or understand that it's important.

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