After a few minor delays, FreeBSD 14.0 has officially been released. The highlights according to the FreeBSD team itself:
- OpenSSH has been updated to version 9.5p1.
- OpenSSL has been updated to version 3.0.12, a major upgrade from OpenSSL 1.1.1t in FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE.
- The bhyve hypervisor now supports TPM and GPU passthrough.
- FreeBSD supports up to 1024 cores on the amd64 and arm64 platforms.
- ZFS has been upgraded to OpenZFS release 2.2, providing significant performance improvements.
- It is now possible to perform background filesystem checks on UFS file systems running with journaled soft updates.
- Experimental ZFS images are now available for AWS and Azure.
- The default congestion control mechanism for TCP is now CUBIC.
For more details, you can dive into the release notes, and if you’re already using FreeBSD you know exactly how to upgrade.