02 October 2013

FreeBSD 9.2 Released

FreeBSD 9.2, the latest update in the stable 9 branch, has been released: "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE. This is the second release from the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.1 and introduces some new features. Some of the highlights: The ZFS file system now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives; the virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures; the ZFS file system now supports lz4 compression; OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y; DTrace hooks have been enabled by default in the GENERIC kernel; DTrace has been updated to version 1.9.0; Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.7; OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.2p2; import unmapped I/O support from head/." Here is the brief release announcement and release notes for more information. Download: FreeBSD-9.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso (2,436MB, SHA256), FreeBSD-9.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso (2,272MB, SHA256).

About FreeBSD  

FreeBSD is a UNIX-like operating system for the i386, amd64, IA-64, arm, MIPS, powerpc, ppc64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC platforms based on U.C. Berkeley's "4.4BSD-Lite" release, with some "4.4BSD-Lite2" enhancements. It is also based indirectly on William Jolitz's port of U.C. Berkeley's "Net/2" to the i386, known as "386BSD", though very little of the 386BSD code remains. FreeBSD is used by companies, Internet Service Providers, researchers, computer professionals, students and home users all over the world in their work, education and recreation. FreeBSD comes with over 20,000 packages (pre-compiled software that is bundled for easy installation), covering a wide range of areas: from server software, databases and web servers, to desktop software, games, web browsers and business software - all free and easy to install.

FreeBSD Summary

Home Page             http://www.freebsd.org/
Mailing Lists          http://www.freebsd.org/community/mailinglists.html
User Forums           http://forums.freebsd.org/
Documentation       http://www.freebsd.org/docs.html
Download Mirrors  http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors-ftp.html
Bug Tracker            http://www.freebsd.org/support/bugreports.html

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