"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."