Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Jul 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Marquis
FreeBSD The FreeBSD team has started the beta cycle for FreeBSD 8.0 by releasing this new version's first beta. It was intended as an evolutionary release with few groundbreaking features, but as time went by, more and more interesting features crept in. As always, the What's cooking for FreeBSD? page has a good overview.
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by bm3719 on Fri 10th Jul 2009 17:56 UTC
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I'll be looking forward to installing 8. DTrace on FreeBSD is by far the most promising version of it outside of Solaris (At least, more so than the Linux version. Can't personally comment on the OSX version).

If LLVM really replaces GCC as the base system compiler, I'm curious how that will affect buildkernel and buildworld times as well. Apparently this isn't scheduled for 8.x though ;)

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