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FreeBSD 11.0 Operating System Officially Released, Here's What's New

Oct 11, 2016, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

FreeBSD 11.0 has been in development since March 2016, during which it received a total of four Beta builds and three Release Candidates. FreeBSD 11.0 packs a large number of new features and improvements, among which we can mention support for the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture, support for NUMA memory allocation and scheduler policies, as well as out-of-the-box support for Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2, and Beaglebone Black peripherals. Among other interesting features implemented in the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system, we can mention an up-to-date toolchain containing Clang 3.8.0, various improvements to network CPU affinity and scalability via Receive Side Scaling (RSS), move to BSD-licensed ELF binary tools, up to 40% performance improvement for current file serving apps thanks to a new asynchronous implementation of the sendfile(2) syscall, and bhyve guest OS support for Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, Server 2012, and 10.

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