FreeBSD Mall Now Shipping FreeBSD® Version 7.2

Four-Disc CD Set or Dual-Sided DVD now available for purchase

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The FreeBSD Mall has a long tradition of providing a reliable source of software, documentation, and support to the open source community. We are pleased to be a primary distributor of FreeBSD software and services, including this latest release, FreeBSD® Version 7.2

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2009

The FreeBSD Mall started shipping FreeBSD® Version 7.2 this week. The four-disc CD set or dual-sided DVD is available for purchase at http://www.freebsdmall.com, either individually or on a subscription basis at a discounted price.

"The FreeBSD Mall has a long tradition of providing a reliable source of software, documentation, and support to the open source community. We are pleased to be a primary distributor of FreeBSD software and services, including this latest release, FreeBSD® Version 7.2," says Theresa Garner, General Manager, FreeBSD Mall.

FreeBSD® 7.2 is the third release from the 7-STABLE branch. This release offers some new features, as well as improving upon the functionality of FreeBSD® 7.1. FreeBSD® 7.2 updates Gnome to 2.26 and KDE to 4.2.2 and improves the boot(8) BTX loader. Some other highlights of FreeBSD® 7.2 include:

  • The FreeBSD virtual memory subsystem now supports fully transparent use of superpages for application memory. This change offers improved virtual memory efficiency.
  • The jail(8) subsystem has been greatly enhanced with support for multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses per jail, SCTP support, CPU binding, and more.
  • Csup(1), a software package for updating collections of files across a network, now supports CVSMode to fetch a complete CVS repository.
  • FreeBSD sparc64 now supports Ultra SPARC III (Cheetah) processor family.

"FreeBSD's new transparent superpage support is the result of several years of operating system research at Rice University, and brings the performance benefits of superpages to unmodified applications, a feature unique to FreeBSD," says Robert Watson, President of the FreeBSD Foundation. The FreeBSD® 7.2 release enhances FreeBSD's position as a superior open source operating system due to the improved virtual memory efficiency and performance increases resulting from the use of superpages.

FreeBSD® 7.2 is earning rave reviews from technical experts due to its facilitation of operating-system level virtualization that allows administrators to partition a FreeBSD-based computer system into several independent mini-systems called jails. "FreeBSD jails have been an integral part of our infrastructure for years. FreeBSD® 7.2 increases the utility of the FreeBSD jail by providing multi-ip support and the ability to pin jails processes to CPUs while maintaining the stability and robustness we've depended on FreeBSD to deliver," says Josh Paetzel, System Administrator, Prometheus Research.

About The FreeBSD Project:
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance and is used by some of the world's busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

About The FreeBSD Mall:
FreeBSD Mall is a division of iXsystems, Inc. and provides high quality FreeBSD software, documentation, support, and services to the open source community.

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