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FreeBSD 6.4 released

FreeBSD 6.4 is officially available.  I’m excited as this release promises better security, improved functionality and more.  I’ll be installing it on my remaining FreeBSD 6.3 systems this weekend.  The FreeBSD.org announcement is below:

“The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE. At this time 6.4-RELEASE is expected to be the last of the 6-STABLE releases. Some of the highlights:

  • New and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client
  • Support for the Camellia cipher
  • boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices with GPT-enabled BIOSes
  • DVD install ISO images for amd64/i386
  • KDE updated to 3.5.10, GNOME updated to 2.22.3
  • Updates for BIND, sendmail, OpenPAM, and others

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and errata list, available at:

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/

The FreeBSD Security Team intends to support 6.4-RELEASE until November 30th, 2010.”

Source: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.4R/announce.html

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    December 4, 2008 • Tags: , , • Posted in: News

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