Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 19:41 UTC, submitted by Gabor
FreeBSD Astute readers probably already saw this one waiting in our backend, but since there was no official announcement yet, I decided to wait. Now that it's officially here, let's rejoice: the FreeBSD team has released version 8.0 of their operating system, packed with new features and improvements.
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Comment by jjmckay
by jjmckay on Fri 27th Nov 2009 07:21 UTC
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Great news. Thanks FreeBSD people! One thing I'd like to say is that the "FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE Release Notes" and "FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE Announcement" are both read as technical documents with technical jargon used. That's fine for most of your users I guess but not mainstream users. Look at how Firefox does release notes and announcements, much easier to read but they do provide the technical information for those who want to know. Maybe you don't care about mainstream acceptance, I don't know. Either way, thank you!

Edited 2009-11-27 07:21 UTC

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RE: Comment by jjmckay
by jjmckay on Fri 27th Nov 2009 07:29 in reply to "Comment by jjmckay"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

ZFS is no longer in experimental status.


What is ZFS? It's not a hyperlink. Is it for my new webcam? I don't know. Yes, I'm being a little facetious.

The optional ZFS filesystem is production ready and out of testing.


Reads a little better. But I did that one for free. ;)

Ground-up rewrite of USB, including USB target support.


I can rewrite my flash drive from the ground-up? What's a USB target? Is that a new USB dartboard game that helps me hit the target?

Better USB support.


Simplistic, yes. Confusing? No. You could even make a 'more information' link after it!

Or it could be said like this...

Complete USB system redesign for better device support.


Edited 2009-11-27 07:33 UTC

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