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FreeBSD 4.6.2 now available



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I am happy to announce the availability of FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE, a
maintenance release of the FreeBSD -STABLE development branch. Since
FreeBSD 4.6-RELEASE in June 2002, we have resolved several ATA-related
problems, updated the system OpenSSL and OpenSSH components, and
addressed several security issues.

For a list of new features and known problems, please see the release
notes and errata list, available here:

     http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/4.6.2R/relnotes.html
     http://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/4.6.2R/errata.html

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities
(including information about the upcoming FreeBSD 4.7), please see:

     http://www.FreeBSD.org/releng/

Availability
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FreeBSD 4.6.2-RELEASE supports the i386 and alpha architectures and
can be installed directly over the net using the boot floppies or
copied to a local NFS/FTP server. Distributions for the i386 are
available now. As of this writing, the final builds for the alpha
architecture are in progress and will be made available shortly.

We can't promise that all the mirror sites will carry the larger ISO
images, but they will at least be available from:

  ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org
  ftp://ftp2.FreeBSD.org
  ftp://ftp.dk.FreeBSD.org
  ftp://ftp.ru.FreeBSD.org
  ftp://ftp.tw.FreeBSD.org
  ftp://ftp10.tw.FreeBSD.org

If you can't afford FreeBSD on media, are impatient, or just want to
use it for evangelism purposes, then by all means download the ISO
images, otherwise please continue to support the FreeBSD Project by
purchasing media from one of our supporting vendors. The following
companies will be offering FreeBSD 4.6.2 based products:

  FreeBSD Mall, Inc.        http://www.freebsdmall.com/
  FreeBSD Services Ltd.     http://www.freebsd-services.com/

FreeBSD is also available via anonymous FTP from mirror sites in the
following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada,
China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lithuania,
the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi
Arabia, South Africa, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Before trying the central FTP site, please check your regional
mirror(s) first by going to:

ftp://ftp.<yourdomain>.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD

Any additional mirror sites will be labeled ftp2, ftp3 and so on.

More information about FreeBSD mirror sites can be found at:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors-ftp.html

For instructions on installing FreeBSD, please see Chapter 2 of The
FreeBSD Handbook. It provides a complete installation walk-through for
users new to FreeBSD, and can be found online at:

http://www.FreeBSD.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install.html

Acknowledgments
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Many companies donated equipment, network access, or man-hours to
finance the release engineering activities for FreeBSD 4.6.2,
including Compaq, Yahoo!, Sentex Communications, NTT/Verio, and The
FreeBSD Mall.

In addition to myself, the release engineering team for 4.6.2-RELEASE
includes:

 Bruce A. Mah <bmah_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>         Release Engineering, Documentation
 Robert Watson <rwatson_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>     Release Engineering, Security
 John Baldwin <jhb_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>          Release Engineering
 Brian Somers <brian_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>        Release Engineering
 Steve Price <steve_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>         Package Building
 Will Andrews <will_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>         Package Building
 Kris Kennaway <kris_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>        Package Building
 Jacques A. Vidrine <nectar_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org> Security Officer

Enjoy!

Murray Stokely
(For the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team)

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