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FreeBSD 10.0 Released 136

An anonymous reader writes "FreeBSD 10.0 has been released. A few highlights include: pkg is now the default package management utility. Major enhancements in virtualization, including the addition of bhyve, virtio, and native paravirtualized drivers providing support for FreeBSD as a guest operating system on Microsoft Hyper-V. Support for the high-performance LZ4 compression algorithm has been added to ZFS and TRIM support for SSD has been added to ZFS. clang is the default compiler. This release has official Raspberry Pi support. For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and a quick FreeBSD installation video is here. FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE may be downloaded via ftp or via a torrent client that supports web seeding."
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

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  • Re:Never use a .0 (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Sponge Bath (413667) on Monday January 20, 2014 @01:40PM (#46016003)

    I'll wait for the x.1 release

    Which is fine. Avoiding a rush to implement a .0 release for anything critical is sound advice, regardless of vendor or closed/open source. But if nobody runs it, you do not uncover bugs and you never get a .1 release.

  • by Bengie (1121981) on Monday January 20, 2014 @01:44PM (#46016033)
    According to wiki: Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and bhyve are implemented as a kernel modules for Linux and FreeBSD respectively which, when loaded, allows its host operating system to act as a bare metal (i.e., Type 1) hypervisor

    So the only difference is the kernel is not just a hypervisor, but also an OS. If you don't make use of the OS part, it works like a normal Type 1 hypervisor.
  • Re:NIMFY (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Lawrence_Bird (67278) on Monday January 20, 2014 @03:11PM (#46017141) Homepage

    To each his own but X.0 releases in the BSD world are pretty stable things. Sure, wait a couple weeks just to be on the safe side but if there aren't any real horror stories then upgrade - 10.1 will not be around for some time. BSD is not like Linux - even point releases can be a year apart.

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