Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/20/freebsd_100_lands_targets_vms_and_laptops/

FreeBSD 10.0 lands, targets VMs and laptops

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By Simon Sharwood

Posted in Software, 20th January 2014 00:22 GMT

The tenth version of the open source operating system FreeBSD has emerged.

In true community style the software has emerged before the software's plan called for its announcement to be made public.

Alphas of the new release have been available for about six months now and the final release seems not to diverge much form those emissions. A long list of the new bits in the OS can be found here, with some of the more noteworthy including:

Will these changes make FreeBSD a must-have OS? Yes and no. On the negative side, the OS retains about one per cent of the global server operating system market and it is hard to imagine the circumstances under which that would jump markedly.

One the positive side, FreeBSD is under the hood of Sony's PS4 and NetApp arrays, while Apple's OS X owes it many a debt.

FreeBSD users running the OS on a server will therefore likely appreciate this release. The rest of you can carry on without much fuss. ®