FreeBSD 10 has been in the works for a while. FreeBSD 9 became available on 12 January 2012 and now 20 months later, FreeBSD 10 is shaping up nicely, with two alpha releases available for testing.
According to the Release Schedule FreeBSD 10 will receive the RELEASE status in November, but since the developers aim for quality of product over speed of release, this may slip into Dec 2013 / Jan 2014.
There has been a lot of maturing technologies in FreeBSD 10, with many new features which make this release, I think, the most exciting one in years. A lot of development has gone into virtualisation support. Virtualisation with FreeBSD Jails has been available for a long time, but not so much “full virtualisation”.
Let’s have a look at the some of the most talked about, most requested and most interesting features that have found their way into or are planned for “10.0″, but may not make the deadline. Read more