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
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
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,
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
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