A 4 disk FreeBSD 7.1 CD set is now available from freebsdmall.com.
FreeBSD 7.1 is the second release from the 7-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 7.0 and introduces some new features.
Some of the changes are:
- The ULE scheduler is now the default in GENERIC kernels for amd64 and i386 architectures. The ULE scheduler significantly improves performance on multicore systems for many workloads.
- Support for using DTrace inside the kernel has been imported from OpenSolaris. DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework.
- A new and much-improved NFS Lock Manager (NLM) client.
- Boot loader changes allow, among other things, booting from USB devices and booting from GPT-labeled devices.
- The cpuset(2) system call and cpuset(1) command have been added, providing an API for thread to CPU binding and CPU resource grouping and assignment.
- am-utils has been updated from version 6.0.10p1 to version 6.1.5.
- ISC BIND has been updated to version 9.4.2-P2.
- awk has been updated from 1 May 2007 release to the 23 October 2007 release.
- bzip2 has been updated from version 1.0.4 to version 1.0.5.
- CVS has been updated to version 126.96.36.199.
- hostapd has been updated to version 0.5.10 + radius ACL support.
- libarchive has been updated to version 2.5.5.
- ncurses library has been updated to version 5.6-20080503.
- NTP has been updated to version 4.2.4p5.
- OpenPAM has been updated from the Figwort release to the Hydrangea release.
- OpenSSH has been updated from version 4.5p1 to version 5.1p1.
- The resolver(3) library has been updated to one of ISC BIND 9.4.3.
- sendmail has been updated from version 8.14.2 to version 8.14.3.
- The timezone database has been updated from the tzdata2007h release to the tzdata2008h release.
- wpa_supplicant has been updated to version 0.5.10 + syslog support.
- The GNOME desktop environment has been updated from 2.20.1 to 2.22.
- The KDE desktop environment has been updated from 3.5.8 to 3.5.10.
FreeBSD is an open source community project and can be downloaded for free. However, to support the Project, why not consider buying the CD set? FreeBSD Mall is owned by iXsystems, who support FreeBSD whereever they can (financially, servers and marketing).
Details and buy-link here.