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FreeBSD has released version 8.0 of its beefy Unix-like operating system.

The outfit has published a long list of improvements and new features that have been added to the OS.

Notable highlights in the latest release include binary compatibility with Fedora 10 Linux software and network stack virtualisation. Version 13 of the ZFS file system has also been slotted in and there’s a new USB stack.

FreeBSD 8.0 also has desktop environment support for the 2.26.3 version of GNOME and 4.31 release of KDE.

For a full rundown of features and tweaks, there are detailed notes here. Meanwhile the release ISO is available through a variety of FTP mirrors located here. ®

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