August 26th, 2005, 02:45
"FreeBSD 6.0-BETA3 has been released to ftp. You can select a mirror near you from this list ( There's no announcement yet, however, the release has been uploaded on August 24th."

August 26th, 2005, 13:12
I have a box at home that's been following RELENG_6. I've been playing with Beta3 for the last 3 or 4 days and it's really coming together nicely. Looks like 6.x is taking all the good parts of 5.x and putting the polish on it. This is an evolutionary step from 5 to 6, unlike the major changes that occurred from 4 to 5.

If you have an extra box/hard drive/etc then throw FreeBSD 6.0 on there and take a good look at it.

I'm definitely liking what I see so far.

August 28th, 2005, 22:24
Like, two thumbs totally up!

I just installed this sucka on my special, "nothing installs on this" box: an IBM Thinkpad i1200. All FreeBSD releases since 4.0 have completely frozen up during h/w probing; trouble with either ACPI or USB or both together. 5.4 was better, but gave the usual trouble with the DVD-ROM drive and packet read timeouts.

6.0 Beta 3 just came up perfectly--no gltches at all! W00H00! There's hope for this old clunker of a laptop after all. I think I'll go and resurrect its rechargeable battery with the freezer trick I found out about from Hack a Day here. (