Development Release: FreeBSD 8.1-RC2

The second release candidate for FreeBSD 8.1 is out and ready for final testing: “The second and most likely final release candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. There was a recent regression fix related to Atheros AR9280 cards being detected incorrectly, making them unusable. If you were having problems with a wireless card that had worked before not working with the earlier test builds; hopefully this will fix the problem. Testing of this fix would be appreciated. At this time DVD images are not available. There was a fairly serious security issue with the PNG graphics package. We will generate DVD images when the rebuilt packages become available, that will be announced when the images are ready.” Read the rest of the release announcement for further details and upgrade instructions.

Download: FreeBSD-8.1-RC2-i386-disc1.iso (644MB, SHA256),

FreeBSD-8.1-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso (680MB, SHA256).

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