FreeBSD 11 Has Just Been Released With New Features

The official release version of FreeBSD 11 has arrived and it’s available for download.


Security improvements in the final release

If you are among those who installed the bootleg version a couple of weeks ago you need to upgrade your systems because the developers have rebuilt and republished the FreeBSD 11 mirrors due to some last minute security fixes.

In the announcement, fixes to OpenSSL, BIND, Bspatch, Portsnap, and Libarchive were mentioned. Even patches to OpenSSH security, along with an upgrade to 7.2p2.

This latest FreeBSD release comes with brand new architecture support, toolchain enhancements, performance improvements, and support for the contemporary wireless chipset.

According to the FreeBSD Foundation, this new release is a representation of the years of hard work put in by the members of the large FreeBSD community.

Better hardware support in FreeBSD 11

  • FreeBSD 11 comes along with support for the AArch64 (arm64) architecture and bhyve hypervisor.
  • Out-of-the-box support for Beaglebone Black, Raspberry Pi, and Raspberry Pi 2 peripherals.
  • The svnlite utility has been updated to version 1.9.4.
  • FreeBSD 11 is now available for different architectures including powerpc, aarch64, amd64, sparc64, powerpc64, armv6, and i386.
  • Users are now at liberty to install this open source OS from either a bootable ISO images or over the network.

For more information, feel free to read the release announcement. You can get the FreeBSD 11 images from their download page.

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