We, the developers, used those reports from the users to refine and improve the system across the board.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2010
The FreeBSD Mall is now shipping FreeBSD® Version 8.1, the second release of the FreeBSD 8-STABLE branch in AMD64 and i386 architectures.
FreeBSD Version 8.1 is the first update to FreeBSD Version 8.0, which added Virtual Access Points (VAP) support to 802.11 wireless networking, and allowed virtual machine administrators to create their own nested jails. The 8.1 release includes new features and improves upon the features that were introduced in FreeBSD Version 8.0.
The 8.1 release implements a ZFS Loader, allowing users to boot directly to ZFS. The ZFS pool has been updated to version 14. Also, NFSv4 support is improved, providing a more secure network filesystem for server based file serving.
In addition FreeBSD 8.1 updates sendmail to version 8.14.4, OpenSSH to version 5.4p1, ISC BIND to version 9.6.2-P2, and OpenSSL to version 0.9.8n. Desktop updates include KDE 4.4.5 and GNOME 2.30.1.
In this latest release, core developers focused their efforts on perfecting the functionality of the operating system to provide users with enhanced performance. "FreeBSD 8.1 is the product of users deploying 8.0 in the field, and submitting reports of its strengths and weaknesses," said Warner Losh, Director of FreeBSD Development at iXsystems and FreeBSD Core Team Member. "We, the developers, used those reports from the users to refine and improve the system across the board."
Other notable features of FreeBSD 8.1 include:
- SMP support in PowerPC G5 systems
- UltraSPARC IV/IV+, SPARC64 V CPU support
- The HAST (Highly Available STorage) framework has been added
- Support for SCTP has been improved
To purchase FreeBSD Version 8.1 visit http://www.freebsdmall.com. The four-disc CD set or dual-sided DVD is available individually or on a subscription basis at a discounted price.
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.