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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RE[3]: Time to give it a try
by Kebabbert on Fri 13th Jan 2012 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Time to give it a try"
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Unfortunately ZFS version 28 is the last one released by Oracle to the public. Later versions will not be available, so the good stuff like encryption will probably not come to FreeBSD for quite some time.

Lot of original ZFS developers has joined Illumos/OpenIndiana. Even the head architect and creator of ZFS have quit Oracle. These developers from Sun have already developed ZFS functionality that Oracle does not have. The FreeBSD developers does not know how to develop ZFS functionality, they just port it from the original ZFS developers.

So if you run OpenSolaris, you can easily upgrade to OpenIndiana via IPS package systems, and then you can dualboot via snapshots in GRUB.

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