FreeBSD Turns Twenty-One Years Old
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 2 November 2014 at 10:11 AM EST. 16 Comments
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Today marks twenty-one years since the release of FreeBSD 1.0, the first production-ready release of this BSD operating system.

It was on 2 November 1993 that FreeBSD 1.0 was officially released. FreeBSD 1.0 featured the Linux sound drivers for SoundBlaster and other hardware of the time, a dynamic buffer cache mechanism that can grow and shrink depending on usage, syscons support for XFree86 2.0, and more fail-safe probing of ISA devices, among other features. That original FreeBSD 1.0 release announcement can be read via the FreeBSD.org archive.


Twenty one years later, FreeBSD 10.1 is being prepared for release in the days ahead.
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