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FreeBSD 8.1 Enters Beta; Final Coming In July

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Published on 29 May 2010 02:47 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD
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FreeBSD 8.0 was released in November, but now the first update in the 8.x series is approaching. FreeBSD 8.1 has entered beta and is expected for final release around July.

The FreeBSD 8.1 schedule can be found at FreeBSD.org. Before making the July release, two release candidates are expected in June. There is also a Wiki page that's tracking what needs to be done to this point release.

The FreeBSD 8.1 beta release can be installed by using either the provided installation images or using FreeBSD's built-in package update mechanism.

The release announcement for FreeBSD 8.1 Beta can be read on the project's mailing list.

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