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FreeBSD 7 ready for production

Posted By Ralf S. Engelschall On Saturday, December 15, 2007 @ 13:41 In Evaluation,Hacking | 3 Comments

Our lovely FreeBSD [1] operating system officially is still at BETA stage [2] during the release engineering for version 7.0, but experience in practice show that it is now really ready to be used in production environments.

do my online class [3]


FreeBSD 7.0 provides a large set of new features. Let me just list a few major ones:

  • enterprise-grade ZFS filesystem and virtual storage manager
  • modular X.Org 7.3 windowing system
  • advanced GCC 4.2 compiler suite
  • stable ULE 2.0 scheduler
  • BSM API based Audit security framework
  • Sun Niagara/T1 (sun4v) platform support
  • ARM platform support
  • Linux 2.6 ABI emulation (Linuxulator)
  • Interrupt filtering
  • jemalloc memory allocator
  • new GEOM classes gmultipath, gvirstor, gjournal
  • tmpfs(4) temporary filesystem
  • lagg(4) network link aggregation and trunking
  • Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1w)
  • TCP socket buffers auto-sizing
  • TCP/IP segmentation offload (TSO) and Large Receive Offload (LRO) support
  • …and many more…

Give it a try yourself [4] — In my strongly biased [5] opinion, FreeBSD 7 is really one of the best Unix operating systems available today. This BLOG even already is based on an OpenPKG instance, inside a FreeBSD Jail, on a ZFS filesystem and on a FreeBSD 7.0-BETA system…


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URLs in this post:

[1] FreeBSD: http://www.freebsd.org/

[2] still at BETA stage: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2007-December/038873.html

[3] do my online class: http://wabobablog.com/wp-content/themes/waboba3charlie/essay-depot.html

[4] Give it a try yourself: http://trainofthoughts.org/blogftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/7.0/

[5] strongly biased: http://people.freebsd.org/~rse/

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