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Submission + - FreeBSD Project Falls Short of Year End Funding Target By Over 50%

cperciva writes: Perhaps a sign of our troubled times or a sign that FreeBSD is becoming less relevant to modern computing needs: the FreeBSD Foundation has sought $1,000,000 by year end to allow it to continue to offer to fund and manage projects, provide hardware used by the FreeBSD project, hire developers and system administrators, sponsor FreeBSD events and Developer Summits, and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers. But with the end of this year fast approaching, it has raised just over $472,000, far short of its target.

Submission + - FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is out

cperciva writes: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE is now available. This new major release brings significant improvements including a new installer, journalled softupdates, an updated version of ZFS, and the introduction of clang/llvm as the base system compiler to replace gcc. Install images are available for DVD, CD, and USB memory sticks, and AMIs for Amazon EC2 are also available.

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