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FreeBSD 9.0 has been released

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  • FreeBSD 9.0 has been released

    It's been available on the FTP servers for about a week, but the story has just hit slashdot (and it's on the freebsd homepage).

    Highlights from the release page:

    - A new installer, bsdinstall(8) has been added and is the installer used by the ISO images provided as part of this release
    - The Fast Filesystem now supports softupdates journaling
    - ZFS updated to version 28
    - Updated ATA/SATA drivers support AHCI, moved into updated CAM framework
    - Highly Available Storage (HAST) framework
    - Kernel support for Capsicum Capability Mode, an experimental set of features for sandboxing support
    - User-level DTrace
    - The TCP/IP stack now supports pluggable congestion control framework and five congestion control algorithm implementations available
    - NFS subsystem updated, new implementation supports NFSv4 in addition to NFSv3 and NFSv2
    - High Performance SSH (HPN-SSH)
    - Flattened device tree (FDT), simplifying FreeBSD configuration for embedded platforms
    - The powerpc architecture now supports Sony Playstation 3
    - The LLVM compiler infrastructure and clang have been imported
    - Gnome version 2.32.1, KDE version 4.7.3
    Last edited by archibald; 01-12-2012, 06:38 PM.