Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FreeBSD 8.3 RC1 has been released

Ken Smith announced the availability of FreeBSD 8.3 release candidate 1 on 7th Mar, 2012. FreeBSD in an independent UNIX-like distribution which support varieties of architecture like i386, ia64, arm, armel, mips, mipsel, sparc64, pc98, powerpc, powerpc64, xbox and many more. 

It comes in three types like desktop edition, server edition and firewall edition. It also supports many desktop environment like GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, Afterstep, Blackbox, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, Openbox, IceWM and WMaker.


  1. Congrats on making Lxer's front page... too bad you have a MASSIVE error in the first 2 sentences. FreeBSD isn't Linux based. Infact saying FreeBSD is a "independent linux distribution" is basically saying Mac OS X is a "independent Linux distribution" because OS X uses FreeBSD as most of its core. To be a linux distribution they have to use Linux as the kernel, and FreeBSD has its own kernel.

    1. thanks
      and thank you for pointing out it is originally UNIX-like operating system