Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2017 14:24 UTC

FreeBSD 11.1 has been released, and as you can tell by the version number, it's a point release. The release announcement, release notes, and errata are available for your perusal. FreeBSD users already know full well how to upgrade - they're probably already running it - and newcomers can go to the download page to download the proper ISO.

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I switched 5 years ago to FreeBSD after using Linux for 10+ years. In summary, FreeBSD is brilliant, and I can’t see changing to any other OS in the near future. The organization of the OS is much better than the Linux mess. There is a clear separation between base OS and user installed software/libraries. I use proprietary NVidia graphics and performance is just as good as Linux or Windows with the same NVidia drivers. I drive a triple monitor setup. I run the occasional OpenGL software and games, but not much time for the games really. The Ports collection is brilliant as I hate binary packages with terrible dependencies. With Ports I can compile my software with the dependencies I need - and it is all done with two or three commands in a console window. ZFS is my file-system of choice even on my collection of USB sticks. I will not trust my 6TB of data on any other file system. I run four server spec hard drives in ZFS RAID-Z2 and use an SSD as my boot drive. I have upgraded multiple times from FreeBSD 9.0 to the latest - and the upgrades work brilliantly and reliably every time. More than I can say for any Linux distro I’ve tried - and I’ve used Slackware, Red Hat, Suse and Ubuntu. Slackware and Ubuntu were my most used Linux distros.

Bottom line, I highly recommend FreeBSD as a desktop OS. It’s rock solid and a brilliant performer.

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