FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is available now

Finally, the FreeBSD project has announced release of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE, first stable release in projects 11.x series. This release of FreeBSD comes with several improvements and updated packages to provide a more stable operating system for users of various expertise.

Some of the highlights in FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE can be summarized as follows:
  • OpenSSH DSA key generation has been disabled by default. It is important to update OpenSSH keys prior to upgrading. Additionally, Protocol 1 support has been removed.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to 7.2p2.
  • Wireless support for 802.11n has been added.
  • By default, the ifconfig(8) utility will set the default regulatory domain to FCC on wireless interfaces. As a result, newly created wireless interfaces with default settings will have less chance to violate country-specific regulations.
  • The svnlite(1) utility has been updated to version 1.9.4.
  • The libblacklist(3) library and applications have been ported from the NetBSD Project.
  • Support for the AArch64 (arm64) architecture has been added.
  • Native graphics support has been added to the bhyve(8) hypervisor.
  • Broader wireless network driver support has been added.
For more details on FreeBSD 11.0 release, you may refer release announcement, release notes and list of known bugs.

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