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FreeBSD 6.2 released

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE. This release continues the development of the 6-STABLE branch providing performance and stability improvements, many bug fixes and new features. You can read the full release notes here.

    FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE is now available for the alpha, amd64, i386, ia64, pc98, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. It can be installed from bootable ISO images or over the network; the required files can be downloaded via FTP or BitTorrent as described in the sections below. While some of the smaller FTP mirrors may not carry all architectures, they will all generally contain the more common ones, such as i386 and amd64. You can upgrade FreeBSD here, or choose to download the latest release via bittorent or an FTP mirror.

    Some of the highlights:
    • freebsd-update(8) provides officially supported binary updates for security fixes and errata patches
    • Experimental support for CAPP security event auditing
    • OpenBSM audit command line tool suite and library
    • KDE updated to 3.5.4, GNOME updated to 2.16.1
    • csup(1) integrated cvsup client now included
    • Disk integrity protection and authentication added to geli(8)
    • New amdsmb(4), enc(4) ipmi(4), nfsmb(4), stge(4) drivers
    • IPFW(4) packet tagging
    • Linux emulation support for sysfs
    • BIND updated to 9.3.3
    • Many driver updates including em(4), arcmsr(4), ath(4), bce(4), ata(4), and iwi(4)

    Source: FreeBSD.org
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2007
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Yah! A new distro for me!
     
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    I've already begun updating the servers :)
    I wonder if disable ipv6 actually disables it this time around in rc.conf
     
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    I think Ill download this just to try it out. Seems like a cool OS to try out.
     
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    It's definitely not a casual, pick it up and try it out OS. Head over to freebsd.org and read through the ENTIRE handbook guide before you even put the install disc in. Especially if you are not familiar with any type of UNIX.
     
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    Heh exactly, he'll probably end up formatting his whole drive :\
    sigh, tedious installation processes :rockout:
     
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    Sysinstall is definitely not the most graceful installer.
     
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    I like the looks of Anaconda, but it's too newb for my liking.
    I don't like what Ubuntu is doing Linux either, But I suppose it was bound to happen and it's slowly increasing the awareness of Linux and the need for a stronger "fanbase" in order to keep the open source community active.
     
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    boecke have you tried freebsd-update ? I guess the guy over at daemonology spent summer creating an actual package for bsd, and will be actively developing it. Supposed to make binary updates for the core OS a snap. Which means no more mucking around with kernel updates.

    I used his freebsd update shell script to go from 6.0 to 6.1 and it was flawless. If this can make updating to new 6.2.x releases of the kernel, I'll be happy happy.
     
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    Excellent, excellent.. Propably updating in the weekend.. A great OS for desktop too! :)
     
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    Not the way I'm learning it, in "Intro to Unix" we basically learn unix through an SSH shell (putty) as clients, install FreeBSD minimal on our "servers" (the desktops we're using) as admin, and eventually by the end of the year we'll have installed all the things we need manually for a full-functioning server. FreeBSD minimal (aka command line and lynx are about as much as you get) is NOT very much fun for browsing TPU.
     
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    A whole year to navigate around the ports tree and pkg_add? FreeBSD is about as easy as it gets for installing and updating software in the unix world.
     
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    Well yeah.. But you can install FreeBSD as "desktop" installation too, which of course installs X11 and other graphical stuff. Nobody forces you to stay away from using the Ports (propably the best in FreeBSD).
     
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    Well, when the course is called "Intro to Unix", take a quick guess at how much we all know about servers/linux/unix/operating systems that aren't made by MS ;).
     
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    you might want to try DesktopBSD, a easy to use custom verson build on top of FreeBSD =)
     
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    Best IP stack there is, imo, exists on this OS (in fact, & iirc, MS largely patterned theirs for NT-based OS' off of its code & overall design)...

    :)

    * Correct me if I am wrong here fellas, but doesn't the KDE (K Desktop Environment) also have a port for FreeBSD as well?

    APK

    P.S.=> If so, & I am FAIRLY certain they do? It might be one to 'opt for', because you may already have familiarity w/ it...

    That's IF you want to go GUI @ it, & use a diff. desktop than its std. issue one... & I am NOT sure what that is on BSD series' of UNIX!

    Use KDE, rather than doing just console/tty terminals session work w/ it as "Z" states above (makes sense why though because of HOW he's getting @ it, & it IS for him to learn the tty commandline & shell scripts etc. most of all imo - great to know, if you're going to be a UNIX fiend... in this case, a "BSD DEVIL", lol)! apk
     

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