FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE Release Notes

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Last modified on 2015-02-05 by gjb.

The release notes for FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE contain a summary of the changes made to the FreeBSD base system on the 8.4-STABLE development line. This document lists applicable security advisories that were issued since the last release, as well as significant changes to the FreeBSD kernel and userland. Some brief remarks on upgrading are also presented.

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. What's New
3. Upgrading from previous releases of FreeBSD

1. Introduction

This document contains the release notes for FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE. It describes recently added, changed, or deleted features of FreeBSD. It also provides some notes on upgrading from previous versions of FreeBSD.

The snapshot distribution to which these release notes apply represents a point along the 8.4-STABLE development branch between 8.3-RELEASE and the future 8.5-RELEASE. Information regarding pre-built, binary snapshot distributions along this branch can be found at .

All users are encouraged to consult the release errata before installing FreeBSD. The errata document is updated with late-breaking information discovered late in the release cycle or after the release. Typically, it contains information on known bugs, security advisories, and corrections to documentation. An up-to-date copy of the errata for FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE can be found on the FreeBSD Web site.

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