FreeBSD Project Launches FreeBSD 6.0 - Raises the Bar for Open Source Operating Systems The FreeBSD Project announces the availability of FreeBSD 6.0, an open source

operating system derived from BSD UNIX, which offers a powerful alternative to

Linux, Solaris, and Windows. FreeBSD enables enterprise organizations to

utilize open source technologies that focus on reliability, security, and

scalability.



    BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The FreeBSD Project announces the
 availability of FreeBSD 6.0, an open source operating system derived from BSD
 UNIX, which offers a powerful alternative to Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
 FreeBSD enables enterprise organizations to utilize open source technologies
 that focus on reliability, security, and scalability.
     "Yahoo! is impressed with the performance and stability of FreeBSD 6.0,"
 says David Filo, Yahoo! co-founder. Yahoo! is one of many enterprise companies
 that rely on the world-renowned stability and performance of the FreeBSD
 operating system.
     One of the new features in FreeBSD 6.0 is a multithreaded file system,
 which greatly improves data access times for local disks, RAID configurations,
 network file systems, and SANs. Recent performance benchmarks show that
 FreeBSD 6.0 outperforms Linux in raw data throughput.
     Additionally, FreeBSD 6.0 extends support for wireless devices such as
 Intel Centrino and adds supports for the popular new WPA wireless security
 protocol. Several improvements are incorporated into NDISulator, a component
 of the operating system that allows Windows network drivers to run natively
 under FreeBSD.
     FreeBSD now scales much more efficiently across multiple processor
 systems. Support for 8 or more processors, such as the new dual core AMD
 Opteron configurations, gives consumers a viable alternative against more
 expensive, proprietary hardware platforms and operating systems from IBM, HP,
 and Sun.
 
     About the FreeBSD Project
     The FreeBSD Project provides a free, open source operating system for
 several platforms, including Intel x86 and AMD64. FreeBSD is derived from BSD,
 the version of UNIX developed at UC Berkeley. The unencumbered BSD license
 permits modification and redistribution of the software while allowing an
 individual or company to retain intellectual property.
     For more information, please visit www.FreeBSD.org.
     For interviews or further information, contact:  marketing@FreeBSD.org,
 +1-408-943-4100, ext 113; or The FreeBSD Foundation, +1-720-207-5142
 
      Media Contact:
      Deb Goodkin
      720-207-5142
      deb@freebsd.org
 
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