FreeBSD NewsFreeBSD 10.0 is now available for the i386, amd64,ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 architectures.

After two years since the release of FreeBSD 9 operating system developers represented release of FreeBSD 10.0, which became one of the most important releases in the history of the project.

First public builds of FreeBSD 10.0 appeared six months ago and people could understand what they can get in the final build of the operating system.

FreeBSD 10.0 has now several significant enhancements, which it had not before, but those popular Linux-distributions have had for a long time. Despite the fact that FreeBSD has a private and quite dedicated audience, in the last couple of years many of users begun to migrate to Linux. In order to stop the process, FreeBSD developers have fixed some obvious problems in hopes of stopping the outflow of users to competing operation systems.

System libraries GCC are disappeared from FreeBSD 10.0. Using these libraries developers could create programs from open sources. The developers say that they refused them for two reasons: first, because of their outdated design, secondly, because of GPL-license, which does not fully comply with the more liberal license FreeBSD. Instead, Clang / LLVM will be present in the OS as the compiler.

Developers added support for virtualization Hyper-V in FreeBSD 10.0. Previously, FreeBSD had donor codes from the major manufacturers of virtualization, in particular Microsoft, NetApp, Citrix and VMware. Technically, using their software it was possible to arrange a suitable system virtualization, but now we are talking about that connection for virtualization will be in the core of the system from the very beginning.

For those who use FreeBSD in the popular cloud hosting Amazon EC2, the utility freebsd-update (8) have got an appropriate integration, allowing any assembly system to use OS in the cloud.

Developers do not forget to improve alternative architectures. In particular, there appears support of ARM chips for servers, as well as support for ARM-class systems System-on-a-Chip. Finally, there also appeared support of Raspberry Pi microcomputers, for which FreeBSD is available in a minimum configuration.

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