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OpenBSD 5.1 Released

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Published on 01 May 2012 03:37 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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Six months after OpenBSD 5.0 was released, OpenBSD 5.1 is now available with a modest number of changes.

Some of the key features of OpenBSD 5.1 include:

- Support by default for Synaptics touch-pads through the xf86-input-synaptics X.Org Input driver.

- Intel Sandy Bridge graphics support (it appears to be back-ported to UMS right now rather than Intel KMS on OpenBSD).

- An Assembler implementation of the AES-GCM module for new Intel and AMD CPUs with AES support.

- Improved IPv6 support.

- General networking improvements.

- Small improvements to Linux compatibility on i386.

- OpenBSD amd64/i386/sparc64 now supports the root file-system within a softraid volume, but the kernel needs to be booted from a non-softraid partition.

- OpenSSH 6.0 brings many changes and new features.

- There's over 7,000 ports available with major performance and stability improvements in the package build process.

- Some of the package highlights for OpenBSD 5.1 include GNOME 3.2.1 (only with the fall-back desktop mode), KDE 3.5.10, Xfce 4.8.3, Mozilla Firefox 3.5/3.6/9.0, LibreOffice 3.4, Mono 2.10.6, and Chromium 16.

For more details or to download this new OpenBSD release for your favorite architecture, visit OpenBSD.org.

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