"Putting out new releases of OS software isn't always about
adding major new features -- sometimes it's just about making
existing features usable and stable. In the case of the open source
software FreeBSD, that's certainly the case with the newly hatched
"FreeBSD 8.1 is the latest version of the popular BSD server
operating system, an update that provides some incremental
improvements over the 8.0 release, which debuted in 2009. The
FreeBSD 8.1 release might also spur users of older versions of
FreeBSD to migrate to the new platform.
""FreeBSD 8.1 isn't introducing many new features in FreeBSD
8.x," FreeBSD developer Josh Paetzel told InternetNews.com. "A dot
zero release provides a starting point for migrating existing
production systems to a new branch, and as production systems are
moved to the new branch problems are discovered, bugs unveiled, and
fixes start to happen."