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FreeBSD 8.2 Expands ZFS Support -- Without Oracle

Feb 26, 2011, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"When one door closes, sometimes another one opens.

"The open source FreeBSD operating systems is out this week with a new release expanding support for the ZFS filesystem and improving disk encryption performance.

"The FreeBSD 8.2 release is the first FreeBSD release in 2011 and follows the 8.1 release, which debuted in July of 2010. Alongside the 8.2 release, FreeBSD 7.4 is also being released, marking the final release in the FreeBSD 7.x branch.

"ZFS (Zettabyte File System) is an open source technology that was first developed by Sun and debuted in Solaris 10. FreeBSD has been including ZFS since the FreeBSD 7.0 release and has been steadily improving the performance, features and usability ever since. FreeBSD developer Josh Paetzel told InternetNews.com that ZFS support has been vastly improved FreeBSD 8.2 including numerous bug fixes and improvements. Paetzel is also the director of IT for systems vendor iXsystems."

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