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Release Information

FreeBSD Releases

For late-breaking news about FreeBSD, please visit the Newsflash page.

Current Release(s)

Release 9.0 (January 2012) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

Release 8.2 (February 2011) Announcement : Release Notes : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

Release 7.4 (February 2011) Announcement : Release Notes : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

The latest snapshots from our FreeBSD-STABLE and FreeBSD-CURRENT branches are also available. Please see Getting FreeBSD for details.

Supported Releases

The current designation and estimated lifetimes of currently supported releases can be found on the FreeBSD Security Information page.

Future Releases

We will continue to bring you new releases from both our FreeBSD-STABLE and FreeBSD-CURRENT branches, both as developer's snapshots and as regular full releases.

For more information about the release engineering process, or to see a comprehensive schedule of upcoming releases, please visit the Release Engineering section of this web site.

The release documentation files for FreeBSD-STABLE and FreeBSD-CURRENT are available for viewing in HTML format on the Release Documentation page. These files are rebuilt periodically, and reflect the changing state of FreeBSD's development.

Past Releases

Release Usage Statistics

A snapshot of the current and past FreeBSD release usage is available at