Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jan 2014 23:59 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar
FreeBSD

FreeBSD 10 has been released. You can read the release notes, and, of course, go ahead and install it.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:35 UTC
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2005-07-12

Hmm... I thought there was more to the post, but, I also remember erasing most of my submission at the absolute last second. Maybe I should have re-submitted?



Anyways, some new things in FreeBSD-10 include:

-Virtualization improvements - Bhyve, the FreeBSD Hypervisor, virtio support for running FreeBSD under Linux KVM, and native drivers for running FreeBSD as a Microsoft Hyper-V Guest.

-Ability to use ZFS as the root filesystem as part of the standard install, plus other ZFS improvements, such as L4Z compression, and TRIM support for ZFS.

-The old package tools are gone, and the newer pkgng tools are included by default.

-GCC has been removed from architectures where clang is the default (i386 and AMD64, maybe others?)

-KMS improvements, including the newcons driver for graphical console support.

FreeBSD-10-RELEASE is available for i386, amd64, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 architectures.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Luminair on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:54 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

I love the direction FreeBSD has been taking over the last several versions. It is a line moving very much upward. People need to line up behind this bad boy

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by renox on Fri 24th Jan 2014 09:17 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

And capsicum (a security tool) is activated by default.

Which makes FreeBSD the first 'general purpose' OS to use capabilities for security, of course it is only useful when programs are modified to using it, which only a few do currently, but it's a start and it's progress!

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