The latest version of FreeBSD has been released. The new version, 10.1, is a incremental update to the 10.x series and mostly focuses on minor updates, bug fixes and performance improvements. A few of the more interesting new features listed in the release announcement include support for booting from UEFI, the ability to utilitize SMP on multicore ARM processors, ZFS performance enhancements and the ability to automatically generate host keys for OpenSSH if keys have not already been created.
The new version of FreeBSD is an extended support release and will receive security updates through to the end of December 2016. Further details on the FreeBSD 10.1 release, along with instructions for upgrading from previous releases, are available in the project’s release notes. Installation images can be downloaded from the project’s mirrors.
I’ve been waiting for this release of FreeBSD/PC-BSD, because I want to install it and give it a try. My motive is to escape systemd, which is due to start polluting Ubuntu 14.10 (which I now use) in the months ahead.
I’m not sure if FreeBSD will fulfill all my needs, but it’s worth a try. The other alternative I’m considering is Gentoo.
Edited 2014-11-15 01:48 UTC