FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the general availability of FreeBSD 11 open source operating system. This is the first release of the stable/11 branch and it comes with many security improvements and better hardware support.
Towards the end of the last month the final images of FreeBSD 11 have started to appear on the FTP servers before the official release. Now, the official release version of FreeBSD 11 is here and it’s available for download.
The users who have installed the bootleg version a couple of weeks ago, they need to upgrade their systems. The developers have rebuilt and republished the FreeBSD 11 mirrors due to some last minute security fixes.
The announcement mentions fixes to OpenSSL, BIND, Bspatch, Portsnap, and Libarchive. You’ll also see OpenSSH security patches along with an upgrade to 7.2p2.
The latest release of this open source operating system comes with new architecture support, toolchain enhancements, performance improvements, and support for the contemporary wireless chipset.
The FreeBSD Foundation says that the new release represents years of hard work by the members of the large FreeBSD community.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht