Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Oct 2016 19:05 UTC
FreeBSD

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of the stable/11 branch.

Some of the highlights:

  • OpenSSH DSA key generation has been disabled by default. It is important to update OpenSSH keys prior to upgrading. Additionally, Protocol 1 support has been removed.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to 7.2p2.
  • Wireless support for 802.11n has been added.
  • By default, the ifconfig(8) utility will set the default regulatory domain to FCC on wireless interfaces. As a result, newly created wireless interfaces with default settings will have less chance to violate country-specific regulations.
  • The svnlite(1) utility has been updated to version 1.9.4.
  • The libblacklist(3) library and applications have been ported from the NetBSD Project.
  • Support for the AArch64 (arm64) architecture has been added.
  • Native graphics support has been added to the bhyve(8) hypervisor.
  • Broader wireless network driver support has been added.

The release notes provide the in-depth look at the new release, and you can get it from the download page.

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RE: But why would you use it?
by ggeldenhuys on Thu 13th Oct 2016 11:39 UTC in reply to "But why would you use it? "
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

Simply because it is way more stable than any Linux distro I've every tried (I started with Linux back in 1995). I also like the strict separation between base operating system and user installed stuff. Linux mixes everything in the file system hierarchy, which is a real pain when it comes to OS (base system) upgrades. I also much prefer the FreeBSD Ports system and that prevents all the dependency hell I experienced with DEB and RPM packages. Then there is ZFS - I just can't live without that, it is absolutely awesome! As for multimedia... my sound works perfectly, I use nNIDIA drivers which works perfectly for driving my graphics card (OpenGL included). My network cards and wifi works perfectly. I get better networking performance under FreeBSD than I did under Linux. I have multiple VM servers running headless FreeBSD for years.

As a software developer, I also got very annoyed that with every Linux distro release, they chop and change underlying sub-systems. How many sound servers has Linux already had? I lost count!!

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