FreeBSD 10.3 Officially Released With Much Better Linux Binary Compatibility
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 3 April 2016 at 09:36 PM EDT. 31 Comments
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FreeBSD 10.3 is now out in stable release form.

FreeBSD 10.3 offers improvements to its UEFI boot loader support, support for high availability setups with the CAM Target Layout, much improved support to FreeBSD's Linux binary compatibility layer, support with the Linux compatibility layer for running 64-bit applications on x86_64, initial support for reroot support in the reboot utility, GNOME 3.16.2 is now packaged, and there are many other improvements.

More details on tonight's FreeBSD 10.3 release can be found via the mailing list announcement and exploring more of the feature work via the release notes.

I intend to fire up FreeBSD 10.3 this week for some benchmarking and will be trying out the latest work on its Linux binary compatibility layer. Last time I did that was a few years ago for some Linux gaming benchmarks on FreeBSD: FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?
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