FreeBSD 8.3-BETA1 released!!!

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FreeBSD is an OS for the i386, amd64, IA-64, arm, MIPS, powerpc, ppc64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC platforms that resembles that of UNIX.The first BETA build of the 8.3 release is available on the FTP servers.Learn what the most recent release has in store for you.

Distro Release

As of now there is only one BETA build scheduled for this release cycle. The next test build is slated to be RC1. 

Problems can be reported through the normal Gnats PR system or here on the -stable mailing list. The upgrade can be done through following commands

  • freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.3-BETA1

FreeBSD Update may ask the user to help by merging  some configuration files or by confirming that the automatically performed merging was done correctly.

  • freebsd-update install

The system must be rebooted with the newly installed kernel before continuing.

  • shutdown -r now

After rebooting, freebsd-update needs to be run again to install the new userland components, and the system needs to be rebooted again

  • freebsd-update install # shutdown -r now

Users of earlier FreeBSD releases (FreeBSD 7.x) can also use freebsd-updateto upgrade to FreeBSD 8.3-BETA1, but will be prompted to rebuild allthird-party applications

Read the FreeBSD 8.3-BETA1 release announcement

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