FreeBSD 6.4 Released

FreeBSD 6.4, a new stable version of the project’s legacy 6.x branch, has been released:

The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE. At this time 6.4-RELEASE is expected to be the last of the 6-STABLE releases.

Some of the highlights:

  • new and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client;
  • support for the Camellia cipher;
  • boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices with GPT-enabled BIOSes;
  • DVD install ISO images for amd64 and i386;
  • KDE updated to 3.5.10,
  • GNOME updated to 2.22.3;
  • updates for BIND, Sendmail, OpenPAM, and other packages.

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  1. heavensrevenge says

    If anything, to me my favourite feature is a DVD medium release :D:D:D I’m happy in a way my creation and distribution of my own personal FreeBSD installation DVD helped make FreeBSD even more awesome by catching up with a times as what they SHOULD have as a high priority among their whole platform, modernization while staying basically the best server systems is a major requirement. Our field requires cutting edge knowledge and innovation and I hope they try not to follow their slightly outdated Berkeley modeled system in all aspects. If they stay too conservative they will not be able to challenge Linux on the desktop, and will only stay to us gurus on massive server clusters with an in-depth UNIX skill set to keep us happy. A happy medium of don’t fix it if it ain’t broken and keeping up with current technologies is hopefully how they will progress.
    Thanks for the updates and make sure you keep updating! :P

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