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Linux Distribution: FreeBSD
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FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon�), amd64 compatible (including Opteron�, Athlon 64, and EM64T), Alpha/AXP, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures.

About FreeBSD
It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.
FreeBSD's distinguished roots derive from the latest BSD software releases from the Computer Systems Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley. The book The Design and Implementation of 4.4BSD Operating System, written by the 4.4BSD system architects, thus describes much of FreeBSD's core functionality in detail.

Drawing on the skills and experience of a diverse and world-wide group of volunteer developers, the FreeBSD Project has worked to extend the feature set of the 4.4BSD operating system in many ways, striving constantly to make each new release of the OS more stable, faster and containing new functionality driven by user requests.
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Releases:
2009-01-06 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.1 has been released    View
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE. This is the second release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.0 and introduces some new features.
2008-12-30 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 has been released    View
FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 is now available, the second of the release candidates. Unless an as yet undiscovered show-stopper comes along the release itself will be anywhere from a week to two weeks from now. We might be doing it next week since the release test cycle has gone on for quite a while now and the latest thing that delayed the release was a security advisory (SAs don't typically get or need much in the way of public testing). The traffic we're seeing on the lists and in Gnats is certainly stuff we'll pay attention to and deal with but isn't quite severe enough to warrant further delaying an already severely delayed release.
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 has been released    View
FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 is now available, the first of the Release Candidates. There will be at least one more Release Candidate before the release so the release itself is likely around 3 weeks from now IF no new show-stoppers are uncovered during testing.
2008-12-01 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.4 has been released    View
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE. At this time 6.4-RELEASE is expected to be the last of the 6-STABLE releases.
2008-11-05 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.4-RC2 has been released    View
The second Release Candidate for FreeBSD 6.4 is now available. FreeBSD 6.4-RC2 should be the last of the public test builds for the FreeBSD 6.4 release cycle. Unless a big show-stopper is found from this round of testing we should begin the 6.4-RELEASE builds in about a week and a half. We encourage you to test out 6.4-RC2 and report any problems by submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list.
2008-10-22 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 has been released    View
As the next step in the release cycle for FreeBSD 7.1 builds for FreeBSD 7.1-BETA2 are now available for testing. The ISO images and FTP install trees are available on the FreeBSD mirror sites. The amd64 and i386 sets include a preliminary set of packages, not what is expected to be included with the release itself. The biggest change is that kde-lite was used this time, while the full kde3 will most likely be used for the release. If you would like to do a source-based update to 7.1-BETA2 from an already installed machine you can update your tree to RELENG_7 using normal cvsup/csup methods. The freebsd-update utility supports binary upgrades of i386 and amd64 systems running earlier FreeBSD releases.
2008-10-13 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 has been released    View
As the next step in the release of FreeBSD 6.4, the FreeBSD 6.4-RC1 builds are now available for testing. This is the first of an expected two release candidates. We encourage you to test out the release candidates, reporting any problems by submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list. If you would like to do a source-based update to 6.4-RC1 from an already installed machine you can update your tree to RELENG_6_4 using normal cvsup/csup methods. Note that as a somewhat inconvenient side-effect of the primary FreeBSD source repository now being in SVN the creation of the RELENG_6_4 branch in the CVS repository wound up checking in a 'new' version of every file, in some cases only changing the FBSDID.
2008-09-15 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.1-BETA, 6.4-BETA has been released    View
The FreeBSD 7.1-BETA and 6.4-BETA builds are now available on the FreeBSD FTP mirror sites. This is the first step in the release process for FreeBSD-7.1 and FreeBSD-6.4. These sets of builds do not include pre-built packages. We encourage people to help out with the testing. Problems can be reported through Gnats or on the freebsd-stable at freebsd.org mailing lists. At this point we expect the 6.4-RC1 builds to start in about two weeks, and the 7.1-RC1 builds a week after that.
2008-03-27 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0 has been released    View
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. This is the first release from the 7-STABLE branch which introduces many new features along with many improvements to functionality present in the earlier branches.
2008-02-25 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0-RC3 is available now    View
We're doing a 'mini-RC3' to encourage testing of the Highpoint driver (hptrr) backout. Testing of 7.0-RC2 showed there were problems with the driver update done between RC1 and RC2. Because it's a 'mini-RC' targeted at testing of one particular thing we have not bothered with setting up FreeBSD Update. You can use the normal cvsup-and-build method of doing an update for machines that are already up and running (branch tag RELENG_7_0) or install from scratch using the ISOs available on the FTP sites. If those who experienced problems related to the hptrr driver update could let us know one way or another whether or not you are still having problems with it that would be appreciated.
2008-02-13 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 has been released    View
The second Release Candidate for FreeBSD 7.0 is now available on most of the FTP mirror sites. Users of i386 or amd64 systems may wish to perform a binary upgrade to 7.0-RC2 using code recently added to the freebsd-update utility. On systems running 7.0-BETA4 or 7.0-RC1, the instructions for minor upgrades should be followed for this purpose; on systems running older releases or BETAs (including 7.0 BETAs prior to BETA4) the lengthier instructions for major upgrades should be followed. We sincerely hope this will be the last of the public tests for 7.0 and that the -RELEASE builds will start in about a week and a half. If bug(s) considered big enough to be show-stoppers are found we will of course reconsider but hopefully we're in good enough shape now to proceed with the release.
2008-01-19 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.3 has been released    View
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE. This release continues the development of the 6-STABLE branch providing performance and stability improvements, many bug fixes and new features.
2008-01-02 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.3-RC2 has been released    View
The 6.3-RC2 builds for amd64 and i386 should now be available on the majority of the FreeBSD mirror sites. I just finished loading the sparc64 build so that will take a little while to propagate to the mirrors. This is the last planned RC for 6.3. Unless a major show-stopper problem is found the release of 6.3 should happen in about two weeks.
2007-12-31 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 has been released    View
FreeBSD 7.0-RC1 available. The ports team has gotten the release package sets built for most of the architectures (sparc64 is still a long way off) so we have begun including the pre-built packages on the ISOs. Even a very basic post-build test turned up one latent bug in sysinstall, and once that was fixed a more extensive test (load both KDE and GNOME) turned up two more latent bugs. The 7.0-RC1 builds have one of the three bugs fixed in them. The other two bugs aren't fatal to installs on 7.0-RC1 and we have more 7.0-RCs coming so I went ahead with making 7.0-RC1 available as-is.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4 has been released    View
The 7.0-BETA4 builds are now available. If you would like to download an ISO image to install from they are available here. If you would like to use cvsup to update an older machine the branch tag to use is still RELENG_7. For users of FreeBSD Update due to some last-minute bumps in system libraries, installed third-party applications must be recompiled as per normal for a 'major' upgrade, even if upgrading from an earlier 7.0 BETA.
2007-11-06 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2, 6.3-BETA1 is available    View
The 7.0-BETA2 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD mirror sites. If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup, use RELENG_7 as the branch tag. Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA2 will be provided via the freebsd-stable list when available.
2007-10-26 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 is available    View
We have entered the final phases of the FreeBSD 7.0 Release cycle which also means the beginning of the FreeBSD-6.3 Release cycle. Because the people who support the ports for FreeBSD also need to go through a freeze cycle as part of releases we had decided to combine the two releases to try and minimize the impact on the ports maintainers. The 7.0-BETA1 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD mirror sites. If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use RELENG_7 as the branch tag. Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA1 will be provided via the freebsd-stable list when available.
2007-01-15 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.2 is avialable    View
This release continues the development of the 6-STABLE branch providing performance and stability improvements, many bug fixes and new features. Some of the highlights: freebsd-update provides officially supported binary updates for security fixes and errata patches; experimental support for CAPP security event auditing; OpenBSM audit command line tool suite and library; KDE updated to 3.5.4, GNOME updated to 2.16.1; csup integrated cvsup client now included.
2006-12-28 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.2-RC2 is available    View
A few device drivers were updated, BIND was updated, and bugs in several other areas of the kernel have been worked out. We also wound up having hardware problems with the primary distribution machine that took some time to resolve. All problems we felt needed to be addressed before 6.2 could be released have been taken care of. Unless further testing turns up something new RC2, which is available now for downloading, will be the last of the Release Candidates and 6.2-RELEASE should be ready in about 2 weeks.
2006-11-20 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 is available now    View
A few significant problems had been discovered during the initial BETA testing and those issues should now be fixed. This is the first point packages have been included with the test builds and a few minor nits have been noticed already. In particular these are known problems which will be addressed before RC2: sysinstall tries to install the wrong package for Linux emulation on i386; if you install gnome2 off the distribution media it will fail to find packages for gmime and gmime-sharp; RC1 distribution media does not include the documentation tree.
2006-11-02 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.2-BETA3 has been released now    View
BETA3 for the FreeBSD 6.2 release is now available on most of the FTP mirror sites. There have been a lot of fixes to many things since BETA2. The most important of the things that have been worked on is the driver for em(4). We are hoping people who had been reporting problems with em(4) can test what has been done. Both positive and negative feedback (on this mailing list) would be appreciated.
2006-09-21 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.2-BETA1 has been released now    View
The first Beta build for the FreeBSD-6.2 Release Cycle is now available on most of the FTP mirror sites. If the release cycle goes as planned it is the first of two BETAs, which will be followed by two Release Candidates (RCs) and then the final release. A few things to note about BETA1: be aware that SA-06:21.gzip was released after the -BETA1 builds started; the install media provided for this BETA do not include any packages; the sparc64 build got started before an important bug fix was applied to auditctl(2); no BETA1 for the ia64 platform will be available; the build for Alpha is still in progress; FreeBSD Update, a binary security update tool, was recently imported into the FreeBSD base system.
2006-05-26 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 5.5 has been released now    View

FreeBSD 5.5 has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-05-09 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.1 has been released now    View

FreeBSD 6.1 has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-05-03 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 is available now    View

FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 is available now for more information visithere.

2006-04-13 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.1-RC1 has been released now    View

FreeBSD 6.1-RC1 has been released now, for more information visithere.

2006-03-20 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.1-BETA4, 5.5-BETA4 has been released now    View

FreeBSD 6.1-BETA4, 5.5-BETA4 has been released now, for more information visit here.

2006-02-10 00:00:00.0 FreeBSD 6.1-BETA1 and 5.5-BETA1 is available now    View

FreeBSD 6.1-BETA1 and 5.5-BETA1 is available now, for more information visit here.

 
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