On November 1, 1993, the first official production version of FreeBSD was released, 1.0. FreeBSD is now officially 21 years old. Cheers!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan K. Hubbard)
Subject: FreeBSD 1.0 RELEASE now available
Date: 1 Nov 1993 16:12:20 -0800
The first “official” release of FreeBSD 1.0 is now available, no more greek letters – this is the “production” release.
While a fair number of bugs were also whacked between EPSILON and RELEASE, the following additional features deserve special mention:
- A dynamic buffer cache mechanism that automagically grows and shrinks as you use the memory for other things. This should speed up disk operations significantly.
- The Linux sound driver for Gravis UltraSound, SoundBlaster, etc. cards.
- Mitsumi CDROM interface and drive.
- Updated install floppies.
- More fail-safe probing of devices on the ISA bus. This makes it much harder for devices to conflict with each other.
- Advance syscons support for XFree86 2.0.
Check out the original announcement here: https://www.freebsd.org/releases/1.0/announce.html