FreeBSD 11.0 Released

By | 11 October, 2016

The long awaited FreeBSD 11.0 series has been released.  This is the first release to see a different and easier to understand support structure and predictable support time line.  The 11.x series will be supported until October 2021.Key features of this release include an OpenSSH upgrade to 7.2p2 and the removal of the version 1 protocol, 802.11n wireless support, native graphics support has been added to the bhyve(8) hypervisor, various userland utilities that also include security improvements, bsdinstall(8) includes native ZFS support, Linux® compatibility has been lifted to 2.6.18, Kernel support for Vector-Scalar eXtension (VSX) found on POWER7 and POWER8 hardware has been added, The nvd(4) and nvme(4) drivers are now included in the GENERIC kernel and a drm code uplift to to match Linux® version 3.8.13.

There are so many more features and driver support that comes with this release, making it ‘the one’ that business will adopt for their core infrastructure.

Head over to the Download page to select the right architecture for your needs or follow the upgrade instructions to uplift your current FreeBSD installation.