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Why FreeBSD 8 Won't Rewrite the Book

Jul 16, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"FreeBSD 8 is currently in its beta release cycle with a final release targeted for August. The new release will be the first major release since FreeBSD 7 in February 2008, with the most recent point update being the 7.2 release in May of this year.

"While the jump to 8.0 might seem a big step, FreeBSD contributor and Absolute FreeBSD author pointed out that most users have little to worry about.

""FreeBSD has a two-tier development process," Lucas told InternetNews.com. "This two-tear method lets our users be very conservative, using only well-tested and widely deployed code, while we can further improve the code and add new features."

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