FreeBSD 8.4 RC2 Available for Download and Testing

The final 8.4 branch has just received the second Release Candidate

FreeBSD, an operating system for x86, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC architectures, is now at version 8.4 RC2.

The developers of FreeBSD have moved forward with their distribution and have launched the second Release Candidate.

The information about this release is rather scarce. Only a few warnings from the dev team have been published and emphasized.

Highlights of FreeBSD 8.4 RC2:

• An UDP-related crash, triggered by high-load UDP services, has been fixed;

• A ZFS-related hang, causing systems to hang at "All buffers synced" and forcing a hard-reset, has been corrected.

More details about this release can be found in the official announcement.

Download FreeBSD 8.4 RC2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.

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