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Release Information

FreeBSD Releases

FreeBSD releases are classified into "Production Releases" and "Legacy Releases". The former are best suited to users looking for the latest new features; the latter are for users wishing to stay with a more conservative upgrade strategy.

Releases are further classified by the length of time they will be supported by the Security Officer into "Normal" and "Extended" releases.

Documentation files for each release are available for viewing in HTML format on the Release Documentation page.

Currently Supported Releases

Complete information about the release date, the classification type, and the estimated End-Of-Life (EOL) for currently supported releases can be found on the Supported Releases section of the FreeBSD Security Information page.

Most Recent Release(s)

Production Releases

Release 10.0 (January 2014) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

Legacy Releases

Release 9.2 (September 2013) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

Release 8.4 (June 2013) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

Future Releases

For the schedule of upcoming releases, or for more information about the release engineering process, please visit the Release Engineering page.

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

Prior Releases Still Being Supported

Prior Releases Which Have Reached End-Of-Life

Complete historical information about the release date, the classification type, and the effective End-Of-Life (EOL) for these releases may be found on the Unsupported Releases section of the FreeBSD Security Information page.