pfSense 2.4 Release Candidate Now Available
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 22 August 2017 at 07:41 AM EDT. 11 Comments
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Version 2.4 of the pfSense BSD-based firewall/router operating system is nearing and the release candidate is out this week for testing.

The pfSense 2.4 release is a big update with upgrading the base operating system to FreeBSD 11, adding support for Netgate ARM-based systems, a transition to the newer FreeBSD installer, various fixes, and more.

The pfSense 2.4 release has also dropped 32-bit x86 support as well as doing away with their NanoBSD images.

A lengthy look at the many changes coming for pfSense 2.4 can be found via the pfSense Wiki.

The pfSense 2.4 release candidate installers can be fetched here.

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