FreeBSD/i386 4.6.2-RELEASE Available
FreeBSD 4.6.2 is released. Download from here, release notes and changes done here.
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Is it 4.6.2 or 6.2? :^)
Is it 4.6.2 or 6.2? :^)
My question is where did 4.6.1 go? I’m running 4.6.1-RELEASE-p10 which I supped not 3 days ago.
>My question is where did 4.6.1 go?
But 4.6.1 never came out…
yeah, I know. Funny, innit?
Just another example of the stealthy operation of BSD.. so stealthy it never appeared!
“Originally, it was to carry the version number 4.6.1. However, several additional issues arose during the release engineering process, causing added delays. To avoid confusion, the release engineering and security teams decided that it would be best to rename the release-in-progress to 4.6.2.”
So What is it like????
Does it run well/fast etc ?
Are there any screenshots ?
Anyone doing a review ?
Have they changed the installer ?
This is just a point (i.e. fix) release, fixing among other things some security issues.
I run it at home and it works well for me at least.
Hello, I’ve written a brochure called “FreeBSB The Power To Serve”, which gives German speaking UNIX beginners or Linux users, who want to learn more about the system, a good introduction to FreeBSD. The brochure is currently mentioned at http://www.bugat.at and found useful by the
members of de.comp.os.unix.bsd. It can be downloaded for free via the following url at the University of Hagen, Germany:
New versions of the brochure will be available here:
The current brochure has got 45 pages and is about 1,7 mb in size (pdf).
I need to chime in and say something good, because I love FreeBSD!! I just got done reading the release notes, and I must say it’s damned impressive how detailed they are. The quality of work that this team of volunteers produces is incredible.
“Are there any screenshots ?”
Sure! Here’s a screenshot of FreeBSD:
Made my day. That, and Starbucks
This is a Linux screenshot.
On (Free)BSD that’s more like,
No bash shell for default and no /etc/bash pre-configured for the new user to use.
I guess you didn’t try it !! (before you bash it like you did).
It sure runs faster than the Linux kernel.
I’m still surprised when I see the speed at which FreeBSD runs my desktop applications. I tried Gentoo Linux for some time (because it had a (sort of) ports system), but it didn’t feel as responsive as FreeBSD. Plus, it didn’t have hier(7)!
maybe it’s me but it’s still a bitch to set up xf86
I have an ati radeon card…
xf86cfg and xf86config both suck bigtime 🙁
can’t they take a hint from beos… this is so depressing…