Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Go FreeBSD go!!
by tanishaj on Fri 13th Jan 2012 06:23 UTC
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I just dropped by to say that I am excited that FreeBSD is doing so well. A few years ago I was worried that Linux would eclipse it and it would die off. From my perspective, it seems stronger than ever.

ZFS is pretty enticing and I have wondered if perhaps I should not switch over to using FreeBSD for software development. I wish that VirtualBox ran on FreeBSD. I need to do more investigation into how well running virtual machines on top of FreeBSD works.

Perhaps we will see FreeBSD on a tablet or smartphone someday soon. iOS* does not count.

As it happens, I am posting this from OS X (which is a cousin of FreeBSD). I am really a Linux guy though and use it almost exclusively (Debian or Ubuntu on the desktop and RHEL-alikes on the server). I also use Windows from time to time. I probably waste as much time on Haiku as I do real work on Windows though (which is all I would use Windows for).

* Although I have an iPhone, IOS will always be Cisco's Internetworking Operating System. I get confused all the time when I see references to iOS (by Apple).

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